Antelope Island

Today, I went to Antelope Island which is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It was originally a ranch when the Mormons settled Salt Lake City. Now, it is home to a state park. It is located north of Salt Lake City and you need to cross a 7-mile causeway to get to…

Snowbird in the Summer

Today, I went to Snowbird Ski Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon. There are many great summer activities that allow for beautiful views of the mountains. We first went on the alpine coaster! After a relaxing ascent into the woods, you can fly down the coaster at your own speed. So, of course, Dad and I…

Rainbow Falls, NC

One of my favorite hikes to do in the Carolinas is Rainbow Falls. My sister and I started the hike at Gorges State Park, which has a beautiful visitor’s center complete with mountain views and clean bathrooms! We drove down to the Grassy Ridge Parking area and hiked through Gorges State Park and into the…

I am Moving to Utah!

Hello everyone! Life has been crazy recently, but I am happy to say I got a job as a genetic counseling assistant in Utah! It will be a new adventure in my life and I am ready to visit new places and of course, eat more food. I will continue to write about my experiences…

Always a Tiger

As my time at Clemson comes to a close, I will always look back at the “good ‘ole days” as some of my best years of my life. Not only did I graduate with a degree in Bioengineering but I was challenged everyday to live my best life. I made lifelong friends and met the…

Secret Beach-Clemson, SC

Today, we went to Secret Beach in Clemson, SC. This section of Lake Hartwell is located off of W. Cherry Road, but part of the fun is finding it! It was so quiet, as we were the only ones there for the majority of the time. The water was so blue and crystal clear I…

Hot Springs – Hot Springs, NC

Today, we drove up to Hot Springs, NC which is famous for its Appalachian Trail hikes and natural hot springs! On the day we went, it was about 25 degrees and we were freezing. We started the day with a hike on the AT to Lovers Leap. We parked near the town, walked over the…

Umi no Hi

Today was Umi no Hi, or Marine Day, or Sea Day in Japan. To celebrate, we attended the Lantern Festival in Odaiba. In the beach park on this island connected to Tokyo, hundreds of paper lanterns covered the sand. It was a beautiful scene, marking the beginning of summer. I loved looking at the bridge…

Oedo Onsen

Today I went to the Oedo onsen! When I got there, I took off my shoes and got my Yukata, basically a summer kimono. After changing, I headed to the baths. Their speciality was the salt baths which were very calming. My favorite was the open air outside one. Next, I changed back into the…

Yokohama Sparkling Twilight

Fireworks during the summer are a big thing in Japan. This weekend we went to Yokohama Sparkling Twilight. We arrived at the festival and had some snack foods for lunch. Afterwards, we toured the¬†Hikawa Maru, the last ship from before World War II in Japan. It served as a luxury liner until the war started…