Hiking Edgewood County Park

I never got around to writing about my hike from last Saturday, but better late than never! Last weekend I hiked in Edgewood Park in San Mateo County. I completed a loop that was just over 1.6 miles, and was a mix of shaded and open areas. It was a very hot day, so the shaded … Continue reading Hiking Edgewood County Park

Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

One of my favorite summer time activities after a stressful week of work is to get out in the woods and go for a hike. The weather was very pleasant this weekend, and it just so happened that my husband had rented a new camera that he wanted to test out before buying, so we … Continue reading Hiking in Purisima Creek Redwoods Open Space Preserve

Propagating Succulents

It's safe to say my love of succulents has grown into a bit of an obsession. My collection started with a few plants when we were deciding on flowers for our wedding last year, and its doubled and tripled since then. This is all because I learned to propagate them, or grow new ones from … Continue reading Propagating Succulents

Weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a short one night getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little beach town is located in California just a couple of hours south of San Francisco near Monterey. Its unique charm and proximity to the SF Bay Area make it a favorite … Continue reading Weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Hiking Huddart Park: Crystal Springs Trail to Chaparral Trail to Richards Rd Trail to Bay Tree Trail

Spent my Sunday morning doing this lovely hike! It only took just over an hour to complete the 2.83 mile loop at Huddart County Park (part of the San Mateo County Park system). The trail is predominantly wooded and pretty level. There are a few uphill/downhill sections but none too long or too steep. While … Continue reading Hiking Huddart Park: Crystal Springs Trail to Chaparral Trail to Richards Rd Trail to Bay Tree Trail

Hiking Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve

Yesterday, we went on another short hike in Rancho San Antonio County Park in Los Altos, CA. There is plenty of parking around and a lot of trails. We didn't really plan this one out like the last one. We just kind of went to the park and started off down some trails until we … Continue reading Hiking Rancho San Antonio County Park & Open Space Preserve

Hiking Castle Rock State Park: Saratoga Gap and Ridge Trail Loop

My boyfriend and I are trying to start doing a Sunday Funday hiking routine. Every Sunday, or most, we are going to try to go on a short hike. Today's hike was in Castle Rock State Park in Cupertino, CA. There were some rockier areas but the views were fantastic! I definitely recommend it. We … Continue reading Hiking Castle Rock State Park: Saratoga Gap and Ridge Trail Loop

Costa Rica and Estación Las Tortugas

Last summer, in June of 2012, I embarked on one of the most rewarding trips I'd ever been on. I traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days to volunteer at a Leatherback sea turtle research station on the gulf coast called Estación Las Tortugas with a group organized by EcoTeach. This trip forever changed my … Continue reading Costa Rica and Estación Las Tortugas