A view of Mars, they say | Haleakalā National Park | travel

This was a truly unique experience. Seeing planes fly by through the clouds is once in a lifetime. The peace and calm here is incomparable. Check out more information on the National Park Service websites: https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/index.htm      


making our mark

reaching to this point was half the battle. the other was seeing, feeling all the creases, rough patches of climbs up the mountain. having regrets etched away on rock formations of history made presently. we made it to the top. we made our mark.

take a hike

I went on an unexpected hike yesterday to a whole new place I've never gone to. It was refreshing. I hadn't gone in months and it felt like my soul rejuvenated. My lungs cleared with deep breaths. My heart was calm from the beauty. I felt like my whole being craved being in nature for [...]

Redwood National Parks | photo diary post | travel

Redwoods was comfortable, but at times it took my breath away because of the exhilarating beauty.  I feel so connected to something so close to my source, my soul. Redwoods gave me peace and calm. One hike here is not like another. It's all a different experience.   The Redwoods changed me. I felt so much [...]


Time moves at a constant speed, Cherishing moments along the way. Twenty-seventeen is slowly, yet quickly, coming to a close. It's been an epic year for me. Thank you for coming along and seeing what I had to create this year. I am so thankful for each of you to visit this website throughout this [...]

Interview with interpretive park ranger Vivian Wang

Ever since I started watching documentaries about food waste, climate change, fast fashion and others, I began to really look at how my actions were in connection to these issues. I believe this really sparked my passion for nature more than I ever have. I developed a new appreciation for the world. National parks and [...]

Washington State stories and recommendations | travel

It's getting colder nowadays. The sun sets earlier and the morning darkness creates the perfectly imperfect atmosphere to stay in bed. But we can't and life goes on to another day of being (or an attempt at being) a productive human being. That was a lot of "beings." But I long for summer, as I knew [...]

the things I’ll never see

Mount Rainier at Reflection Lakes, one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen I went to a poetry festival a few years ago. There was one poet who stood out for me, but I unfortunately don't remember her name. She read her poem aloud. After sitting through and hearing from other poets read their [...]


As simply beautiful as a waterfall is, The movement has layers of complexities. Starting as one long stream, Each water molecule unites. Traveling together as a whole. As rock formations collide, Divisions and barriers are created. One stream becomes several, Each traveling on their own path. After several paths align with light, They create the [...]

a redwood tree

What would I see, If I was the tallest tree (in the world)? My age is but a number, But a great number indeed. Thousands of years, Earth's changes I've seen many. I am resilient, strong and reliable. Withstanding weather beatings a plenty. Come visit me and my family. We are calming and wise. A [...]

fresh air, fresh mind

I remembered the way the ocean air tasted like, It was like today among the giant trees in the mists. The ocean comforted me through teenage angst and distress. Now my mind and body draw from muscle memory, Softening the edges as adulthood has thickened skins. Ageless beauty getting older with each passing generation. Hikers [...]

oahu, hawaii

This trip is special to me personally, but also in a big picture way; it opened up my eyes to a whole new way of being. It's been so long since I've been on an airplane and that in itself was a journey, a good journey. Despite some scary turbulence, sleep deprivation, undesirable options for [...]