I WENT TO MAUI! My sister the reason why I travel! decided she wanted to go to Maui so we went! One of the best birthdays ever! I’ll leave my awesome story telling skills for Snorkeling && West Maui.
SNORKELING!!! So as some people know I can’t swim at all (actually I can but NOT) I’ve never been snorkeling, I sorta tried it when we went to Oahu last year but it didn’t exactly work out blah blah blah. We took a tour it was pretty amazing Molokini Crater is pretty fucking awesome (I was given a noodle HEYYY didn’t drown) such an amazing experience..wait for the GOOD PART it is coming! Someone went off to the danger zone where apparently sharks hang out no big deal at all… and we had to go rescue them because the current was starting to get stronger and that person got stranded nothing like a little drama to spice things up. So below are the pictures of that and by that I mean snorkeling not the rescue…:
From the beginning now! We left Los Angeles at 3-4am to do good time…adrenaline that’s what kept us going and tons of coffee. We arrived to Zion at around 1pm we had to figure out how everything worked and shuttles all that lovely stuff, also a HUGE rock had fallen and was blocking one of the hikes I wanted to do so that was a bummer but whatever still want to go back and do Angels landing. Rambling I ramble.. Anyways zion was extremely hot that day 90s hot which we knew and we knew that Bryce would be much cooler so we were well prepared. We hiked to the emerald pools (see pictures below) which was a 3.5 mile hike or so, that was a nice hike to get our feet wet it had its share of good shade which was much appreciated. We weren’t sure where we were going exactly we just went and thankfully didn’t get lost, always a plus. When we arrived to the upper pools it felt like a little oasis we were surrounded by trees, rocks and grand cliffs. After this we had lunch then headed to weeping rock which I will get to on the next post 😁.
Lets finish this! I mixed up the images so there are Fairyland Loop and Queens Garden images. As you can tell I took wayyyy too many picture >.< couldn’t help it. I have also provided a picture of my hiking girl gang.
This past weekend my friends and I finally took our trip to Utah after months of waiting for it the day finally came and went.. We started in Zion Canyon but will get to that LONG ASS DAY later. I wanted to start with Bryce because I feel like it changed my soul (oh yeah this probably won’t be the first time I say that)
We headed out to Bryce around 7:30am Mountain time and arrived there around 9-10am. When we opened up the drapes in our lodge that morning we saw the pink clouds in the sky, that right there was a sign that it was about to be the best day of my life. Fairyland Loop is an 8 mile hike EIGHT FUCKING MILES, something I have never done we ended up around 8 thousands feet above sea level or something along those lines. At some point i hated myself for planning this out, it was painful and beautiful at the same time.
I don’t think anyone will ever understand what it is like, it literally feels like a fairyland that is exactly what that felt like. So unreal, so enchanting, Bryce is a unicorn that’s what it is a UNICORN! Half way through this enchanted magic land and feeling like hell I jokingly said “I feel like I am sweating out my demons right now” Little did I know that I would suddenly start feeling lighter like I left what I needed behind (so deep i know..now let me ruin it)
Bryce Canyon, I love you thank you for your beauty and grace. *insert Blessings – Big Sean*
Over load… We detoured MAJORLY to the coast Sunday and fell in absolute love with Carmel by the Sea. Monterey is such a lovely place it is now on my list of places to explore slowly as well as Big Sur. The drive was so beautiful, Absolutely no cell service pure perfection. Words are not needed to explain the beauty that was witnessed.
I’m going to say we got really lucky with the weather the day we went to Yosemite, the morning and afternoon it was sunny and nice.. By the time we got to Tuolumme Grove of Giant Sequoias we started hearing the thunder from afar and by the time we arrived to Glacier Point we saw the lighting, and it was such an amazing experience couldn’t get a picture but you can only imagine. The hike to the Sequoias was magical as fuck, so peaceful and quiet it was one of those moments that you’ll never forget; huge pine cones everywhere birds chirping.
Glacier Point, the view from Glacier Point is breathtaking, winding road to the max on the way back I did have slight car sickness so I napped until it was over. This was our last spot of the day and it was the perfect way to end it.
Vernal falls!! Ok so looking back the hike wasn’t bad plenty of people yes, but in the moment it felt like we would never get there. I will say it was enchanting, hearing the stream as you hike is by far the best part of that experience. I hike with my dog a lot and do wish I had her there, she’s my sidekick.
Yosemite..where do I begin? This was all Nadia’s idea is where. I follow some amazing travelers/hikers on Instagram that up my craving for national parks, so I googled, fell in love and had to see it for myself. Yosemite is beautiful all around every direction you take you will be amazed at least thats how it was for me. We were only there for a day so we tried to hit up all the must sees. Hiked to the vernal falls which are the photographs below, well the start of the hike. We made a couple of stops along the way..enjoy the adventures through some magical shit.
After Sedona we headed up to the Grand Canyon, lots of driving was involve that weekend went from not appreciating it to loving it. Anyways, Grand Canyon didn’t know what to expect the whole drive there I was so curious as to how it looked, where we would start on and on.. Nadia and I came to the conclusion that it was built by aliens. Even when we got there it felt so untouchable and surreal.
one thing I’ve been making sure to do in every place is to just sit there and take it all in if you see my Instagram and you see that picture I am doing just that taking it in an savoring the moment.