My first day back in LA breathed creativity back into me that I tend to lose my grip on during winter in the northeast. Midcentury diners, big pink flower bushes, and late night walks through Downtown.
Many times I can't tell if I keep looking back on specific photographs because I've genuinely created something beautiful, or if the sentimental value of that moment just makes it more important to me. This is a small collection of some of these moments, from all across the United States.
Whenever an opportunity presents itself to me to visit filming locations, I always jump on it. I couldn't pass up exploring North Bend, the town where most of one of my favorite TV shows, Twin Peaks, was filmed.
I hesitantly followed my friend Lindsay down a steep, desolate trail for about three quarters of a mile in the middle of the night, along railroad tracks, with minimal knowledge of what was to come, other than that we were going to a unique place.
I came to Austin with no expectations, and left eager to return. This city has an abundance of creativity, great food, and outdoor activities to offer. Here's a rundown of my favorite places I hit during my short stay...
Cruising along California’s Highway 1, or Pacific Coast Highway, is known as one of the most essential road trip routes in America. This was my third time taking the scenic route between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and Big Sur is repeatedly my favorite stretch of land to break up the drive through Los Padres National Forest.
Road tripping cross country felt like a right of passage for me the first time. Both times I’ve set out for the west in tiny cars have been nothing but extraordinary journeys. However, there are times when long stretches of barren land seem never-ending. White Sands gave us an otherworldly, unexpected experience in the midst of an eight hour drive through the desert.
HEEEEY YOU GUUUUUYS! I had way too much fun reciting lines from one of my favorite childhood movies, The Goonies, as we drove along the northern coast of Oregon through the towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach.