I took a day trip to Yosemite this weekend, and it is absolutely beautiful up there. I’m born and raised in LA and never been before- I can’t believe it took me this long to go. It was the perfect day to explore…the weather was cool, crisp and sunny. We went to Cooks Meadow, Valley View, Turtle Back Dome, saw a bunch of streams and waterfalls, saw the massive El Capitan, Half Dome and even went ice skating in Curry Village. We stayed at the Historical Ahwahnee Hotel in the heart of Yosemite Valley, and I loved it! It had a real cozy, rustic cabin feel, and the food there was really good too. For the short amount of time I was there, I squeezed in a lot, but definitely want to go back and hike the Half Dome! (12 hours round trip!). I’ll be back soon, maybe to camp next time (ha). Check out a couple of my favorite pics from the trip!
I am always traveling, but there is no place like home. I do appreciate my days in LA, and there is so much to do and see in my own city. I learned you don’t have to fly across the world to experience beautiful things, sometimes the most beautiful places are right in front of you. I am all about discovering the secret gem spots that are just a drive away around Los Angeles to save me from a long flight. The other day I hiked in Palos Verdes and explored the beautiful cliffs and beaches. Take a look!
I’m in the Philippines! After flying into Manila, I had a couple hours to kill before my flight to the island of Cebu. After landing in Cebu, I drove for 3 hours to get to Kawasan Falls. It’s a beautiful waterfall in the lush mountains of Cebu. After we parked it was about a 10-15 minute walk along a beautiful, clear freshwater river leading to the waterfall. Right when we started walking it started to rain (just my luck), but it was a warm rain so it actually made the experience unique and kind of special. Stay tuned for more of my Philippines trip on the way!