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Day Trip: Anza-Borrego Desert

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is a unique destination for anyone looking for a fun day trip from San Diego. There are two classes of people: those who love the desert and those who hate the desert. I happen to be one who enjoys the bizarre plants, resourceful animals, and how the mountains change colors at … Continue reading Day Trip: Anza-Borrego Desert

Portugal: Magical Milfontes

I have been traveling my entire life, whether it be via car, train, or airplane. Amidst the madness, it's too easy to lose sight of the purpose of your journey. Every once in a while, there is a place that grounds you as you fall irrevocably in love with its people, domain, and culture. A … Continue reading Portugal: Magical Milfontes

Portugal: Tales from Sintra

Once upon a time, an American tourist heard about a colorful palace that sat high above the pine trees in Sintra, Portugal. Whimsical stories of a noble castle further piqued her interest. Ever since she was a little girl, she had loved fantasy and fairy tales; now, she had the chance to witness enchantment! The … Continue reading Portugal: Tales from Sintra

Portugal: Carnaval in Madeira

Partying on a remote island off of the coast of Morocco? No problem for those who aren't a walking contradiction: I love traveling but I am not keen on flying. Once you accept that Madeira's airport is the third most dangerous airstrip in Europe, the turbulent 1.5 hour flight from Lisbon is worth it. The … Continue reading Portugal: Carnaval in Madeira

Portugal: A Day in Lisbon

Last summer, I visited Portugal to witness one of my closest friends get married. It was a short, whirlwind trip that I will never forget. I promised myself that I would return in 2018; here I am, having returned from a two-week adventure in Portugal. I am thankful to have set aside enough time to give … Continue reading Portugal: A Day in Lisbon