Visiting Fairbanks, Alaska for the Aurora Borealis

November 13th-19th, 2018 After spending a few days exploring Washington State, I continued north to Fairbanks, Alaska. I’m a native Californian and, prior to this trip, could count on one hand the number of times I’d seen it snowing. Visiting Alaska was a chance to break out of my temperature comfort zone, learn how to […]

One chapter ends and a new one begins. A eulogy to my home in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

For the last five years, I’ve lived and worked from a spectacularly beautiful spot in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a sweeping view of the Lexington Reservoir. I’ve been immersed in nature and regularly watched the deer, turkeys, bald eagles, foxes, coyotes, bobcats, beavers, snakes, and all sorts of other critters from my windows. I could walk out the door and be steps away from fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. Stumbling on that little lakeside cottage was one of the luckiest moments of my life, but it’s time to say goodbye.

WordCamp Seattle, Pike Place Market, & San Juan Island

During early November 2018, I flew over massive amounts of smoke from the Camp Fire en route to Washington. I had the opportunity to eat my way through Seattle and Pike Place Market, then drove north to Anacortes where I stayed in one of my favorite Airbnbs of all times. From there, I jumped on a ferry to San Juan Island to visit my grandparents.

Iceland Part 1 – Chasing Waterfalls and Driving into Rivers

My European adventure continues this week in the land of ice! I stocked up on party supplies in the airport. Meet my roommate. We go on an epic adventure to see the edge of the North American tectonic plate, geysers, waterfalls, cows, a secret lagoon (it wasn’t very secret afterall), and craters. On day 2, […]

London – Eating Blood and WordCamp London

I missed two weeks of posting vlogs, but I am back! I didn’t want to spend any of my travel time editing. Sorry. For this week, Justin and I hit London for some sightseeing adventures and WordCamp London. We explored on the tube, had a few nice dinners, took a ride on the London Eye, […]

Flying drones and catching fish – Enjoying the California spring

This week, I was totally focused on packing and prepping for my London/Iceland trip so the vlog isn’t quite as action-packed as normal. I found a song that I really like about the springtime, so I did a spring-themed day and went fishing and droning. I wanted to get warmed up with the drone since […]

Is Boise the BEST city EVER – Treefort Music Fest 2018

Boise was on my travel bucket list for the last year and I FINALLY made it out there. It was a super spontaneous, last-minute trip. I bought a one-way ticket ~12 hours before take off and I am so glad I did! The Treefort Music Fest was awesome! I saw George Clinton and I saw […]

Miami Part 2 – WordCamp Miami 2018

My Miami adventure continues with the work portion of the trip. WordCamp Miami 2018 was a blast. Over 1000 people attended the event. The weather was phenomenal. The team of volunteers that organized the camp did an amazing job. Thanks, guys. Once I finally peeled myself away from the beach, I went on a few […]