Where in the World, California

Each week I ponder the question, where in the world are you? Where has your reading taken you this week?

I am currently reading Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.

TWENTY BOY SUMMER explores what it truly means to love someone, what it means to grieve, and ultimately, how to make the most of every beautiful moment life has to offer.


Twenty Boy Summer takes place in California on the beach during the summer. California is home to me. I was born in northern CA and spent the first 11 years of my life there. The state is large and diverse. I recommend spending time in different areas if you decide to vacation in the state.

I love reading books where the setting is somewhere I’ve been before. It’s like greeting an old friend again. It also sparks my desire to travel and revisit old favorite spots.


Where in the World, California

Where in the World: Pennsylvania

I am currently reading Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard which takes place in the fictional Rosewood, Pennsylvania. Loosely based on a suburb of Philadelphia, Rosewood is a small town full of wealthy families with a large web of lies spread between most of the citizens. The story is full of mystery and intrigue.

I haven’t had the chance to spend much time in Pennsylvania but it’s on my list of places to go. This location is a lot closer to me (a mere 2 hours) and I would love to explore Philadelphia along with many other places in this state.


where in the world has your reading taken you?
Where in the World: Pennsylvania

Where in the World: Nebraska


Image. Quote: Mason Cooley.

I saw this quote and thought about updating randomly with the location of my current read. Right now I am in the middle of the United States in Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, Nebraska to give you the exact location.

Quintessential Nebraska

I have been to NE a few times (I lived in Missouri, one of NE’s neighbors) and this picture above is exactly what pops in to my head when I think of Nebraska (besides NE football).

between the pages, where in the world are you?

Where in the World: Nebraska

Oh, the places you’ll go…Seattle

If you could hop on a plane and travel anywhere in the world right this minute, where would you go?


I’ve only been to Seattle twice but the first time felt like I was returning home. Ever since then I have felt like I left a piece of myself behind. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend a trip there. It’s so hard to describe the vibe of the Pacific Northwest. I haven’t experienced a place like this anywhere else.

Some top spots to check out:

Things I love about this city:

  • Foodie heaven
  • Coffee galore
  • Music to soothe the soul
  • Water, mountain, city life

Basically I need to move here ASAP.

Oh, the places you’ll go…Seattle

Awesome Autumn

The Best Season of All.

I love this time of year. I might be biased because my birthday is this month, but many claim that fall is their favorite season as well. Today is the first of October, my favorite month, and I want to share each day reasons I love this time of year. One of the first reasons is the changing colors of the season.


I was walking home from work and was experiencing one of life’s secret joys–the crackling crunch of fall leaves beneath your feet. My walk put me in a good mood, thank you endorphins, and lead me to daydreaming. Most days I spend a considerate amount of time thinking, hello I’m an introvert, but today was a nice think session. I’m not sure if it was the walking that helped or just being outside in the fall air. The almost rhythmic sound of my feet hitting the concrete ushered my thoughts in a forward motion, never staying long on one topic. I often overanalyze and my thoughts remind me of a hamster running on it’s wheel, however, today’s walk was a break from that norm and I had a positive flow of random thoughts. This lead to the idea I brainstormed on the way home of sharing more of my world through pictures. Enjoy, and go outside and find your awesome autumn (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere like I do).

Awesome Autumn

Day one

Train Trip day one:

Tonight starts the beginning of my summer adventure. Busy, her sister, and I leave Missouri tonight and head west. After spending some time visiting with friends in the city we are dropped at the first station. The first leg of the trip is going well thus far. The more we get in and out of our packs the easier it gets to find stuff.
We have already had a few run ins with the staff (just being unfriendly). All our meals were planned out the night before. It was cheaper for three people to split a grocery bill than for one person to eat at the snack bar or dining room. Bring your own food on the train.
Also do not count on the times that the train is supposed to run. We arrived late to our first city. The little bit of rain tonight is putting me to sleep. Stay tuned for more.

Day one