7 Things You Need When Traveling to California

Packing for vacation can be daunting, especially if you have never been to your vacation spot before. I was born in California and visit frequently, as my Grandparents still live in San Diego, but sometimes I even forget what to pack. One year, I over packed. My suitcase was filled with everything I owned and at least eight different pairs of shoes, (I only wore three.) This summer, I will not make that mistake again. I…
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The Mystery of Helen Hunt Falls

Taking a Chance for PeaceA white glittery powder covers menacing ice, hiding from unsuspecting hikers. Just above a treacherous climb up many icy steps lies a frozen waterfall and beneath that frozen landmark, running water. The sounds of the trickling water echo through the icy amphitheater. The pinnacle of the mountain is home to Helen Hunt Falls, named after the poet and Native American activist, Helen Maria Hunt Jackson.The climb to the pinnacle is not…
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The Mountains in Autumn

 I used to say I was more of a summer person, but I have grown to hate the heat. North Carolina is just so incredibly hot and humid during the summer. If you don’t have access to a pool, or a hose that hasn’t been baking in the sun, it’s not worth going outside, even for a second.Maybe it’s the California beach bum in me?  I love that 60-70 degree weather, the sun, and the…
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