[Travel] Reykjavík in 4 Days || Iceland

Iceland is becoming a popular destination for travelers. Prior to my departure at the end of March, my social media feeds were teeming with selfies in the Blue Lagoon to gorgeous and scenic Icelandic landscapes. If you have a short time in Iceland, you can actually experience a sample of it without much planning. Buy that low … Continue reading [Travel] Reykjavík in 4 Days || Iceland

[Travel] Quick Guide to Tokyo for Cat Lovers

Most of the time I have no set itinerary before I travel. When I had the opportunity to spend 5 days in Tokyo, I was giddy with the sight of cute fluffy street cats, cat knick-knacks, cat themed street art and much more. On top of the local history, food and sights, a lot of … Continue reading [Travel] Quick Guide to Tokyo for Cat Lovers

[Video & Travel] Kovalam Beach // India // Surf

My partner and I traveled to Kovalam Beach (also known as Lighthouse Beach), India during June 2015 to explore the surf and culture of the region. Most days the wave conditions were rough at the start of monsoon season, but on the days when the sea was calmer there was fun to be had. A … Continue reading [Video & Travel] Kovalam Beach // India // Surf

[Video] Sharks Cove Classic 2016

A little recap of a fun day out at the Sharks Cove Surf Classic on July 10, 2016 in Santa Cruz, California. The proceeds from this year's event went to help Reba Zumberge's medical costs for her fight against childhood cancer. Each contestant brought a board of their choice to the event. There were longboards, short boards, a … Continue reading [Video] Sharks Cove Classic 2016

[Slice of Life] Chama // New Mexico

Chama, New Mexico Part of the “Slice of Life Series” – Learning through the Human Experience Project Statement: The Slice of Life Series offers short audio stories of people and how they end up in a place at a given time. Through the stories the hope is that listeners can learn about a location & … Continue reading [Slice of Life] Chama // New Mexico

[Slice of Life] Rhode Island

Rhode Island Part of the “Slice of Life Series” – Learning through the Human Experience Project Statement: The Slice of Life Series offers short audio stories of people and how they end up in a place at a given time. Through the stories the hope is that listeners can learn about a location & a … Continue reading [Slice of Life] Rhode Island

[Slice of Life] Durham // North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina Part of the “Slice of Life Series” – Learning through the Human Experience Project Statement: The Slice of Life Series offers short audio stories of people and how they end up in a place at a given time. Through the stories the hope is that listeners can learn about a location & … Continue reading [Slice of Life] Durham // North Carolina

[Travel] Tzucacab // Yucatán Peninsula

[white space] After laying over in Mexico City, eleven students from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) landed in Cancún during the last week of March 2010. They traveled down to the Yucatán Peninsula to participate in the Community Agroecolgoy Network’s (CAN) first alternative spring break (ASB) trip. CAN is a non-profit organization associated … Continue reading [Travel] Tzucacab // Yucatán Peninsula

[Video] How to Make Chinese Tamales

Júng, also known as Chinese tamale in English, is a hardy meal in itself that you may cross paths with along the musky window displays of your local Chinatown streets or in the home kitchens nestled within your neighborhood. There are different variations of júng ranging from sweet to savory, how it is wrapped, and … Continue reading [Video] How to Make Chinese Tamales

[Travel] Hong Kong

I’ll be turning 23 this year and in my lifetime so far I’ve been lucky to have traveled, studied, and made memories around different parts of my community and the world. But my latest journey to Hong Kong was the first time I’ve ever visited Asia and specifically the country where my parents emmigrated from … Continue reading [Travel] Hong Kong