There’s few places like the English countryside, particularly in the summer. Last month, my family rented a cottage in the tiny town of Youlgrave in the Peak District, and let me tell you, its the perfect location to be in if you want to go for an English ramble. If you’re looking for a place to start your own Derbyshire walk, I’d definitely recommend Youlgrave for a long weekend!
On my recent trip to France, I spent two nights and one day exploring the medieval French towns of Moret-sur-Loing and Fontainebleau, and let me just say that 15 year old Megan sitting in AP European History would have been in HEAVEN. I’m usually more of a modern history gal, but these two towns were just so charming! The best part, these towns are only about an hour and a half drive from Paris, so you could also easily do them as a day trip from the capital! Continue reading
Hi hello, I don’t if you remember me since it’s been about two months since I last blogged, but I have lots of news. Well explanations. Since it’s been a while. The good news? Most of the reasons I’ve been gone have been very very exciting! So what have I been up to you ask? Life update time!
I founded a company!
Myself and my great friend/fellow travel blogger Where is Kait founded a travel themed apparel company called see + sonder! It takes a lot more work than I ever thought (there are a lot of permits required to sell stuff!) but it’s been really fun too, especially when you get to work with one of your best friends. The first time I got to wear a shirt that we had designed and created was a pretty cool feeling. I’d love for you to go check it out! As if this wasn’t enough excitement in my life, I also… Continue reading
You guys, I’m going to let you in on a downtown Los Angeles secret. LA City Hall has a totally free observation deck, and its got the best views of downtown I’ve ever seen. I grew up going to Griffith Observatory, which I do love, but the views from City Hall were spectacular! If you’re scared of heights, prepare yourself, because there’s nothing beyond a railing to keep you from a 27 floor drop. But hey, if I can do it so can you. Just make sure you don’t drop your phone!
About a week ago I got a text from my friend Ellie asking me if I wanted to trek out to Death Valley to the super bloom that everyone had been talking about. Of course, being the lover of road trips, picnics, and national parks that I am, I was immediately up for it. I knew that having realistic expectations was important, and I also knew we were probably about a week too late, but I was still so excited to see the flowers that were there, and for the road trip to and from. Expectations perfectly set y’all, because it was a great weekend.
Books are easily one of my favourite things in the world, and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I think that bookstores are actual heaven on earth. I mean yes, I love Amazon as much as the next girl, but there’s nothing like going to an independent bookstore, especially a used bookstore and perusing the options. All the stories have stories, ya know? What more could you want?
It’s no secret that San Luis Obispo is one of my favourite places to spend a long weekend. Beyond the fact that some of my best friends live there, there is just so much to do, no matter the season! I’ve listed out some of my favourite activities below, but this is by no means an exhaustive list. Oh, and when you go, tag me on those inevitable Instagram posts (I’m @hellomegano) so that I can be super jealous.
Everyone who had been to Portland before me told me to prepare my stomach for an onslaught of absolutely delicious food, and boy, they were NOT kidding. My biggest regret of my time in Portland was that I only had one stomach, and try as I did, I could not taste everything I wanted to. However, the food that I did eat (not to mention the beer and coffee!) was so spectacular, I just had to share some of my favourites!
After a pretty low-key New Years Eve, I started off 2016 with breakfast and a cup of coffee, and then headed over to Multnomah Falls! It was something I really wanted to visit while in Portland, after having seen so many gorgeous instagrams. I’ll be honest, when I googled pictures before I left, most of them were from summer and fall, so I was feeling a little dejected. But then, I googled ‘Multnomah Falls winter’ and my heart soared. I don’t even like the movie Frozen, but oh my god the pictures made it look like Elsa’s castle! I was so beyond excited to see it myself, and it didn’t disappoint! Continue reading
I know, I know, another year in review post from another blogger, sick of these yet? Sorry in advance if you said yes, because year in review posts are still one of my favourites to read, so I wanted to write my own. Looking forward to making it a tradition, since the end of the year always makes me nostalgic. I start the year often times knowing so little of what is to come, and looking back always puts a smile on my face. So, onward.
For the second year in a row, I rang in the new year in England! I spent most of my time with my good friend Kaitlyn and her family in the country, but also went to London (of course!) and to Cheltenham to visit friends. The rest of January involved coming home to Orange County (on one of my favourite flights ever!) and settling into a new year at work. Continue reading