Travel fuels my soul. Is it sad to say that it’s what I live for? Well, maybe that’s a little exaggerated but not by much. There are only a few things that make me as happy as exploring a place I’ve never been to before, specially when I’m in good company. I was lucky enough to visit Northern California a few weeks ago with two good friends. It was my first time out on the west coast and I was so happy to finally have gotten a chance to see with my own eyes why everyone always speaks so highly of lovely old Cali.
We spent most of our time walking around San Francisco, doing the usual tourist-y things as well as eating good food and pretending our thighs were not on fire from walking up those ridiculous hills. Seriously, Miami is complete flat lands and we were not used to any sort of inclination. The last two days we rented a car and headed to the Napa and Muir Woods area. Redwood trees are a force to be reckoned with. They are as majestic and fearsome as anything else I’ve ever seen. Napa was lovely and we found the best BBQ joint (did I mention how good we ate? Because we ate reaaaaally good). The next day we headed south to Big Sur and it was one of the loveliest places I’ve ever seen.
I didn’t take too many photos as I tried to be more present in the moment and take it all in rather than live it through my viewfinder, but here are a few snapshots of the trip.