Category: Trips & Adventures

2011 / Zion

In February, 2011, Alex and I decided to go on a weekend trip to Zion National Park in Utah. The trip started out with a long drive from our home in the San Gabriel valley all the way to St. George, UT, with a “quick” stop over in North Las Vegas. It would have been…


2010 / Hawaii

Alex and I traveled to the big island of Hawaii in August 2010 with my parents. We visited many places on the big island, and tried to see as much as possible in the week we had there. On the first day, we arrived in around mid-afternoon, so we didn’t have much time to go…


2010 / Lone Pine

In February of 2010 we made a trip up to the Owens Valley in CA. We visited the town of Lone Pine and the area around it, including Owens Lake and Whitney Portal. The weather was clear and warm, perfect considering the back drop of the Sierra Nevada mountains covered in snow. We visited the Lone…


2009 / Kings Canyon

For Christmas of 2009 the whole family went up to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National parks. There was tons of snow on the ground, and it was cold, but it was still a great trip. We stayed in the John Muir Lodge which is in the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park. We saw the General…


2009 / San Diego

In November of 2009 I went on a weekend trip with my awesome girlfriend. We visited two of the area’s most notable attractions, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. It was a good trip. We stayed at the Days Hotel on Hotel Circle. Since it was just our base of operations for sleeping and planning for the next…


2009 / Lake Powell

In July of 2009 I again visited the very beautiful and exciting Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and more specifically Lake Powell. It is an awesome place to go for any length of time. On this trip, my most excellent girlfriend Alex accompanied me, as did my parents. There is nothing like being out on the lake with family…


2009 / Iceland

In May of 2009 I visited Iceland. I spent two weeks in the country enjoying every aspect from the city life in Reykjavik to the serene natural landscapes throughout the island. I saw geysers and hot springs as well as icebergs and glaciers. It truly is “the land of ice and snow, with the midnight…


2009 / Hoover Dam

In April of 2009 I went to Las Vegas, Nevada for my brother’s wedding. After the trip, on the way home, we decided to go see Hoover Dam, on the border of Nevada and Arizona. It is about half an hour outside of Las Vegas via interstate 215. Construction is in progress at the dam…


2009 / Monterey Peninsula

In February of 2009 I visited the Monterey Peninsula with my awesome girlfriend, Alex. We stayed in the city of Salinas, CA for the entire visit, and visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Steinbeck Center in Salinas, and drove up to the Santa Cruz boardwalk. It was a great long-weekend trip over Presidents Day. It was a rainy…


2009 / San Francisco

In January of 2009 I went on a weekend trip with friends to San Francisco, CA. We stayed at the Nob Hill Motor Inn which had tons of broken items in the hotel rooms, but they were clean. We visited places like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Crookedest Street in the World. We also went on a crazy long…