Travel


A group of Star Wars Cosplayers at Salt Lake Comic Con 2016.

Salt Lake Comic Con 2016 Review

Last weekend was the fourth annual Salt Lake Comic Con in the heart of Salt Lake City. This was my first time going to a convention of any kind, so I brought along my camera to document all of my experiences. Without further adieu, here are my thoughts on what is toted as “Utah’s Favorite Pop Culture Event”.


A violet and white crocus.

Camera Shy | May Flowers

I love spring! Perhaps it’s the gardener in me, but this time of year is just so vibrant and magical. The snow in the valleys has slowly trickled away and the trees and mountains are tinged with a delicate, youthful green. Crocuses and other spring flowers break through the soil and begin to blush with vivid colors. Everything is imbued with life and energy. I could happily live in a world with just two season, so long as those seasons were spring and summer. For this Camera Shy post, I thought I’d share some of the photos I’ve taken this spring. I hope you enjoy!   […]


Bougainvillea against the backdrop of the Santa Rosa Mountains in Indian Wells, CA.

Camera Shy | Indian Wells, CA

  I’ve been debating whether or not I should write this post. One of my favorite things to do in my free time is scroll through photos on Pinterest and blogs, especially travel photos. Photos filled with movement, color, and emotion. In other words, the kind of photos I wish I could take. Photography is one of those talents that I really want to develop but am a little overwhelmed by all the technical skills involved. Plus I guess you could say I get a bit camera shy when I take photos because I feel it’s so obvious I have no […]


An overview of the BNP Paribas Open grounds.

A Veteran’s Guide to the BNP Paribas Open

Each March the world’s most elite tennis players gather in Indian Wells, California for one of “the premier professional tournaments in the world”. The BNP Paribas Open offers a spectacular opportunity to get close to the game’s finest athletes. From Connors to Federer and Navratilova to Sharapova, this tournament has a rich history of exemplary tennis. But before you hop on a plane for the sunny deserts of southern California, here are some tips I’ve learned from over 15 years of attending this outstanding tournament.