Tag: United States

O’ahu "The Gathering Place"

Sunsets Our week in O’ahu was pretty stormy from start to finish, but we managed to chase the better weather around the island and catch a few good sunsets. The best sunsets we saw were from Sunset Beach (North Shore), the beach where they filmed the TV show LOST (follow the direction here), and Waikiki….

Sedona & Red Rock State Park A week of hiking and exploring the red rock scenery.

We spent a great Thanksgiving week in Sedona, Arizona hiking with family and exploring the unique landscapes of this area. Devil’s Bridge was a tough hike on a hot day, but the view and photo op were well-worth the climb. Devil’s Bridge Sunsets & Sunrises The Red Rocks Night Skies

Pacific Northwest Road Trip San Diego to Whidbey Island, and back again.

We usually travel for long stints abroad, but in the summer of 2015 we wanted to try something different. We decided to stay stateside and see a part of our own country that we hadn’t visited before, road trip style. We drove from our homebase in San Diego all the way to Whidbey Island near…

Kauaʻi: The Garden Island Why doesn't everyone live here?

I was fortunate to have one of my first team meetups at Automattic in Kauaʻi. This was my first time on the Hawaiian Islands and Kauaʻi did not disappoint. The island is beautiful, with an amazing variety of natural wonders and a rich local history. We even got a chance to hike one of the…

Park City, Utah My first Grand Meetup with Automattic.

I’ve always loved living near the ocean — being landlocked has never held appeal, but Park City may have changed this opinion. Being surrounded by mountains definitely makes this area a worthwhile alternative. I spent a week here for my first Automattic Grand Meetup, where the entire company gets together to catch up, work on…

Warm Winter’s Sunset The sunset that ruined all future sunsets.

Scripps Pier / La Jolla Shores San Diego, California We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the…

All the Pretty Colors Scripps Pier and La Jolla Shores, all lit up.

It’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it…

Yosemite "A glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. ~ Ansel Adams