Manhattan, NYC – Winter Edition

A trip to NYC with Nick in photos Arrived at Grand Central Station Walked around Manhattan and came across Sak’s Fifth Avenue Discovered that a Canada Goose jacket is $995 Stopped by Rockefeller to see the iconic Christmas tree and ice skating rink (Nick was traumatized) Went into the Lego store and then the FAO Schwarz store where I attempted to play Fur Elise on … Continue reading Manhattan, NYC – Winter Edition

Brooklyn, NYC – Winter Edition

We started the day off by treating ourselves to Ichiran Ramen— a Japanese ramen restaurant that specializes in Tonkatsu ramen. It was absolutely delicious and very filling. The place itself was rather unique because you sat in individual “cubbies” and the servers would hand you your food/drink through this small opening. Naturally, if you came with friends/family and wanted to take down the cubbies next … Continue reading Brooklyn, NYC – Winter Edition

Bryce Canyon National Park

The next national park on our Southwestern US road trip was Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce had a completely different atmosphere than Zion. While Zion made me feel adventurous, Bryce made me feel calm and content. We drove along the scenic byway, barely stopping until we reached the very end because most of the scenic overlooks were on the left. So, when we made our … Continue reading Bryce Canyon National Park

Zion National Park

August 4th – August 5th, 2018. Welcome to Zion National Park¬† We entered Zion nearing sunset, and the glow from the setting sun reflecting off the already golden mountains made my first impression of Zion appear magical. There was nothing more peaceful than listening to a good road trip song, with the windows down, while these large mountains rose above us in the distance.¬† Since … Continue reading Zion National Park

The Journey Begins

“Carpe itinera” translates to “seize the journey” in English. Carpe diem. Carpe noctem. These are phrases you’ve most likely heard before. In fact, the phrase “carpe diem” is now very commonly used and coined into other silly phrases. For instance, “carpe lotion” can be used to advertise the latest moisturizing product. Let’s take a note from Horace’s poem and seize the journey. Sometimes, we become … Continue reading The Journey Begins