Destination: San Diego, California (Part 1)

Views of Torrey Pines beach and the bluffs (May 2021) As the world slowly began opening up last year, I decided to spend the long, Memorial Day weekend in San Diego. Granted, it was a day trip, but it was still much-desired opportunity to get out of town and check out another part of California. … Continue reading Destination: San Diego, California (Part 1)

My Favorite National Parks in the World

Growing up in a large city, I never really had much interest in exploring natural parks during childhood. Granted, my family and I would make occasional trips to some of the well-known national parks in the US, but we would often just drive or take tours. Much of our visits was very sterile, as I … Continue reading My Favorite National Parks in the World

Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua trees at JTNP (June 2020). One of the most-distinctive parks in California, Joshua Tree National Park is both an oasis and an adventure, perfect for roughing it up with desert hikes in the day, only to relax and stargaze at night. Millions of tourists, in-state and out-of-state, visit this national park every year to … Continue reading Destination: Joshua Tree National Park, California

Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 2)

Translated as "Yellow Mountain," Huangshan is a notable highlight of the southern Anhui province of China. Millions of tourists flock to the region every year to hike its uniquely-shaped mountains and to take in the sublime views from the top. Even for the least-adventurous out there, they would have a hard time refusing to give … Continue reading Destination: Huangshan, China (Part 2)