Auburn, the gold rush, and John Travolta

Since I'm not able to plan trips outside of the US, or even outside of California at the moment, I thought it would be a good idea to do day trip adventures. California is the "Golden State" and there are lots of towns and cities along the Sierra Nevada mountain range that profit from that [...]


Planning New York

For years my mom wanted to go to New York City and I always thought it would be pretty cool to go too. The problem was, we were used to the tradition of going to the same places in California throughout the year for vacation. How could we do New York? Since I went to [...]

Goodbye to Disneyland’s Main Street Electrical Parade

The Main Street Electrical Parade's final days in the Disneyland park are here. It returned to the park in January and was supposed to last only through June, but because of high demand, they extended the parade's run through August 20th (this Sunday!). The parade first appeared on Main Street in the Disneyland park in [...]

Santa Clara

Another road trip! I have gone on more trips this year than I have in a long time and I'm loving it. This trip to Santa Clara was planned, but a lot of details weren't finalized until the night before (and packing was finished the morning of so...). The main reason for going was to see [...]

4th of July in Disneyland

It's so nice to be home and rest after a vacation like Disneyland. Even more so when you go during a holiday. Usually, our annual trips to Disneyland happen around fathers day. This year I waited a little too long to make reservations. For that reason, the hotel we usually stay at only had availability during [...]


"Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona where we lay our scene)," (Prologue. 1-2) I read Romeo and Juliet my freshman year of high school as I am sure many others did. At the time, I thought they were cute, but I no longer view their love story that way. Honestly, I think they could [...]

5 Disneyland Tips to Save Your Sanity

After 14+ trips to Disneyland, I have learned how to get around and go on the most rides or get autographs with the most characters. These are five general tips that should help you get started with planning a trip to Disneyland. 1. Try to go during the off season If you have kids in [...]

3 things that helped me pack a weeks worth of clothes for 3 people in 1 bag

I'm off to Disneyland! As this is being uploaded I am in my car, driving, and exhausted because I wrote this last night after I finished packing. The good thing is that I didn't put off all packing until the night before like I did last year (I had so many regrets...). So this year [...]

How Film helped feed my Wanderlust

Aside from daydreaming about having the library from the 1991 Beauty and the Beast, wanting Anya's dog from the 1997 Anastasia, or wishing I could touch the golden eagle feather from the 1990 Rescuers Down Under, these animated movies, as well as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) and The King and I (1999) started this need I had for travel. I will admit that [...]

Bella Italia

I never thought that while in high school I would be able to travel outside of the United States, much less without my parents, but thanks to my wonderful Spanish teacher, there was a way for me to go to Italy. She was planning a ten-day trip to Italy through EF Tours for some students. [...]