Arizona Trip Part 1: Horseshoe Bend

  This place has been on my bucket list for years! Finally made the time to see it, despite the last minute decision. My husband and I were initially supposed to visit Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 5th year (dating) anniversary, but when we realized that we just came from snowy Yosemite and that we'll be spending Christmas in Canada, we said it's too much snow for one month. So we decided to cancel or Tahoe trip, and quickly made plans…

VIDEO: Road Trip to Sequoia & Yosemite

For #OptOutside, we went on a road trip to Yosemite National Park & Sequoia National Park. We planned on doing a lot of hikes, but it was snowing when we got there, so a lot of trails were closed. Nonetheless, it was still a fulfilling trip, especially since these two parks looked so wonderful with snow! If you enjoyed this video, you might enjoy another one that I edited for Zion National Park!

Thanksgiving in Yosemite

After months of preparing for our Thanksgiving camping trip to Yosemite National Park, all of our planned hikes and activities went to waste when the park received its second snowfall of the year a day before our visit. For a planner like me, it sure was a bummer to find out that a lot of trails were closed. But that disappointment quickly turned into satisfaction when we got to the park and saw its magnificence in the winter time. My husband…

Winter Wonderland at Sequoia National Park

On our way to Yosemite National Park from Los Angeles, we decided to stop and visit Sequoia National Park since it was pretty nearby and on the way, plus I really wanted to see the gigantic trees. A day before, we already knew that it snowed in the park, but I never thought it would be a complete white out. Entering the park's gates, there was no snow at all. It was just right before we reached the top when…

#OptOutside on Black Friday

This Black Friday, instead of lining up in malls for the huge sale, my husband and I decided to #OptOutside. If you didn't know, thousands of other people decided to do the same because of REI's huge campaign. They announced that they will be closing all their stores on the biggest sale day of the year, just to let their employees venture outdoors, and they encourage all people to do the same. I thought it was amazing that they're doing that, and…

VIDEO: First Trip to Mount Baldy

Our first ever trip to the top of Mt. Baldy! We did the loop, starting on the Baldy Bowl side, down to the Devil's Backbone Trail. This hike was such a butt kicker! The steepness of the trail on the Baldy Bowl side was so hard, we literally had to take quick breaks in between switchbacks. Took us 6 hours to reach the peak! The view at the top was worth it, though. And it was nice to see some…

Conquering Mount Baldy

If you're a hiker in SoCal, I'm pretty sure you've heard of Mount Baldy, also known as Mount San Antonio. This is the highest peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, as well as in the whole of Los Angeles, with an elevation of 10,064ft. My goal is to conquer the the video I edited for this hike which I saw in the video I edited for this hike's website, and this is my first peak out of the six. I…

Astrophotography With My Sony Alpha

The Sony A5100 Mirrorless Camera can seriously pack a punch when it comes to its abilities. Not to mention, it isn't as expensive as other cameras! I have always wanted to capture the stars in a photo, but I knew I couldn't afford a really good DSLR camera (yet!). Which is why I'm so glad I found this compact digital mirrorless camera, it's simply perfect for all my travels, plus it can capture the stars!!! When I bought my Sony Alpha,…

5 Essentials For First Time Campers

My husband and I recently bought our very own camping gear, and so we wanted to give it all a test run, before our major camping trip planned in the end of November. Our recent trip to Chilao Campground was actually our very first time camping alone, and our second camping experience overall. I'll admit, I was a little scared that none of our friends could come with us, and we also went on Halloween, which spooked me out a bit more. But it…