Destination: Solvang, Hearst Castle, & Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

The coast of Central California is a unique one-- it's not the peaceful, sandy beaches of Southern California, nor is it quite the cool, chilly harbor of the north. Rather, it's wild and untamed, with its rocky shores and isolated climate that make for a scenic drive-thru between the massive, urban epicenters of Los Angeles … Continue reading Destination: Solvang, Hearst Castle, & Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Destination: Cambria, California

Five years have passed since I last went to Cambria. With its sweeping bluffs and rocky shoreline stretching for miles and miles, this small, seaside village in Central California is a rugged, wild retreat for anyone looking to escape the bustle of city life. Despite the fact that I've traveled so many places in the world, … Continue reading Destination: Cambria, California

Destination: San Sebastián, Spain

Also called "Donostia" in the Basque language, San Sebastián is a coastal city in northern Spain, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from the border with France. It is a popular beach resort, as plenty of tourists flock to the sandy shores for surf and sun in the warmer months. San Sebastián would be my final … Continue reading Destination: San Sebastián, Spain

Destination: Bilbao & Getxo, Spain

The Basque Country is a part of Spain that I had interest in exploring for quite some time. In general, I had been keen on visiting the north of Spain to see how it compared to my time dominantly spent south of the country, most notably in the Catalan and Andalusian regions. Visiting the north … Continue reading Destination: Bilbao & Getxo, Spain

Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale was one place that I really wanted to see while visiting Turkey (aside from Istanbul and Cappadocia, of course). I actually hadn't known about this town until I saw an online video of Turkey, in which I was introduced to its stunning, chalky-white travertine pools. My friend and I were eager to check them … Continue reading Destination: Pamukkale, Turkey