Posts in category United States

Yosemite National Park with Orange Sky Adventures

Yosemite National Park with Orange Sky Adventures

Dylan is the all-in-one owner, tour guide, driver, and grill-master of his company Orange Sky Adventures. When I met him his company was in its first few months and he was going around San Francisco spreading his Yosemite camping trip packages through word-of-mouth. He invited me to join him on one of his first trips […]

The Arena Playground: A One Year Retrospective on San Francisco

The Arena Playground: A One Year Retrospective on San Francisco

“Anyone who doesn’t have a great time in San Francisco is pretty much dead to me” –Anthony Bourdain San Francisco. After almost a year of living in the mecca of northern California, I have some thoughts to share, especially some thoughts about San Francisco and the Bay Area specifically at this unique moment in time. I’ve […]

Thanksgiving Sunrise on Alcatraz

Thanksgiving Sunrise on Alcatraz

During my Erasmus semester last year, I had completely neglected Thanksgiving because it simply isn’t celebrated outside of the United States, but this year, I spent the holiday away from home for the first time ever. My friend Mira and I kicked off the day bright and early at 3:00 AM. With a peanut butter […]

Darling Dolores Park

Darling Dolores Park

It appears as a minuscule green square on all the maps of the city—an outlier among the straight, longitudinal streets that run south from the underbelly of Market Street. This tiny speck, however, has a wonderful energy, drawing the neighborhood out and inviting them to peer over the tops of the buildings across the distant […]

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