Atlanta, GA & beyond

Travel/Documentary

California

California was such a beautiful, dreamy, and magical place for me. Although I had been to San Francisco before, my brother and I decided to visit more areas this past winter break! First we traveled to Los Angeles, made our way down to Irvine, and eventually to Joshua Tree National Park! It was such a lovely experience, and I think we definitely had the most amazing memories and adventures there.

Our first stop, Santa Monica Pier, which apparently is completely filled with hustling and bustling people in the summer, but we were lucky enough to catch it on a clear morning! 

Our first stop, Santa Monica Pier, which apparently is completely filled with hustling and bustling people in the summer, but we were lucky enough to catch it on a clear morning! 

Rollercoasters in the background that you dream of seeing from the movies.

Rollercoasters in the background that you dream of seeing from the movies.

Walking around barefoot on the beach and snapping some head shots and portraits before heading off to our next stop!

Walking around barefoot on the beach and snapping some head shots and portraits before heading off to our next stop!

Some of my brother's favorite Mexican food. So fresh! We vowed we'd eat their every day if we lived in Santa Monica.

Some of my brother's favorite Mexican food. So fresh! We vowed we'd eat their every day if we lived in Santa Monica.

Drinking some fresh horchata. De-lish!

Drinking some fresh horchata. De-lish!

We spent all afternoon hiking around different trails my brother recognized, and eventually made it to beginning of the hike to Griffith Observatory.

We spent all afternoon hiking around different trails my brother recognized, and eventually made it to beginning of the hike to Griffith Observatory.

The most incredible views hiking up to Griffith observatory. 

The most incredible views hiking up to Griffith observatory. 

Los Angeles Museum of Art

Los Angeles Museum of Art

Fresh oranges outside our Airbnb in Koreatown.

Fresh oranges outside our Airbnb in Koreatown.

Always in awe from the beautiful cactus and plants around Cali.

Always in awe from the beautiful cactus and plants around Cali.

Exploring some of the rockiest cliffs around Huntington Beach. Such a breathtaking area! 

Exploring some of the rockiest cliffs around Huntington Beach. Such a breathtaking area! 

Very memorable boat trips at Newport beach.

Very memorable boat trips at Newport beach.

We rented a tiny little car and made our way to the desert!

We rented a tiny little car and made our way to the desert!

First steps out, and freezing alive in the desert :P!

First steps out, and freezing alive in the desert :P!

Connie Marina