Hoodoos in Utah

There were hoodoos everywhere. And I mean everywhere. They were bright orange, the same kind of orange that blinds your eyes at sunrise, but it’s so beautiful that you can’t look away. There were hoodoos of all different sizes, some 5 feet, some 100 feet. It looked like thousands of chess pieces glued together, each…

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away

Rain. That was what it did the whole time I was in Bergen, Norway, for two days. But it was beautiful rain. It chilled you to your bone, soaked your feet, and turned the town a shade of gray. I’m sure it would have been beautiful if it was sunny, but when the clouds obscured…

Glaciers Can Really Create Something “Gorges”

Although there are so many places in other countries that are absolutely breath-taking, mind-numbing, and make you say I-need-a-picture-or-else-I’ll-never-forgive-myself, there are many beautiful places just in my home state, New York. And I’m talking nature, not Manhattan (which is a beauty in and of itself). In June 2014, my boyfriend Sarvar and I decided to…

Hoping to Hop into a Hot Spring?

Visit the hot spring capital of the world, a small town in Iceland called Hveragerði. Never in my life had I thought I would be going to Iceland. Before I knew it, though, I found my 17 year old self on an airplane heading there with my parents after I graduated high school. In July 2011, we…