Northern California

If there's one thing I learned after spending 3 months overseas in Europe, it's this: Northern California is exceptionally unique and amazing, in every possible way. Until I started traveling, I didn't realize how wonderfully lucky I was to have grown up in a place like this. Despite the fact that California doesn't feel like … Continue reading Northern California


Back in California

It's now been two weeks since I left the Netherlands and came back to California. Time has been moving so slowly since I arrived back in California. Now it seems that I'm just trying to find ways to pass the time, but the days still seem to slowly drag by. I'm still in contact with … Continue reading Back in California

Falling in Love

Having your heart broken really sucks. But I’ve realized that, even worse than having a broken heart, is having never fallen in love in the first place. When I was living out of my van with my dog, traveling along the Northern California coast, I met a beautiful Dutch man. We met on a trail … Continue reading Falling in Love

The Drunken Dutch Man

This was his favorite, of the photos that I showed him. This morning at about 10am, I put my wallet and my camera in my backpack, and walked to the local market. On my way there I passed by the canal dock where I planned to later stop and photograph some pigeons. I noticed a … Continue reading The Drunken Dutch Man

Among the Northern Lights

My flight to Amsterdam had a quick stop in Iceland. From departing California last night, to arrival in Iceland, is about 7.5 hours on a plane. After a little over an hour in Iceland, it was off to Amsterdam. I was worried that my body might not react so well to such a disrupted sleep … Continue reading Among the Northern Lights