June Roundup: A Photo Journal

I’m a little late in posting my photo journal from last month, but at last, it has arrived!

There’s been a lot of changes for me in the last few weeks, which is why I’ve been a little MIA on the blog. But I’m officially back at it now that things have quieted down a bit.

The month of May was full of so many fun adventures, but I ended up having some pretty epic adventures last month, too. I went backpacking for the first time, which ended up being one of the hardest, but coolest experiences I’ve had in a while. It was physically and mentally hard, in that we were basically climbing up a mountain for the entire hike. At some points, even scrambling across boulders, which was kind of scary. But once we got up to our campsite, it was so worth it!

You’ll see all the photos from that trip (and other activities) from June below. Enjoy!

A photo roundup from the month of June:


Stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast for a much-needed relaxing week. Find more details about where you can find this place in Napa.


Went to Refinery29’s experiential exhibit 29 Rooms that was recently hosted at the Palace of Fine Arts. I loved this exhibit. Obviously.


One of the many great views from our campsite up at Lewis Lake in Stanislaus National Forest.


Explored the city of Napa for the first time. Prior to this, I had only driven through. But I found out that it’s such a lovely little wine country town to explore!


The perfect swimming hole on a hot day. We found this spot on our way down the mountain. Temps were in the 90s, so it was the best spot to lounge around, have lunch, and take a dip. But dang, the water was SO cold!


You know how much I love San Francisco when the flowers are blooming.


The lake we camped at still had snow, which was crazy to me because it was so warm during the day. But it also made for some beautiful scenery.


I had the yummiest clam chowder at Hog Island Oyster Co. You’ll have to try it on your next visit to San Francisco or Napa.


If you like the photo above, you can buy a digital print from my travel photos Etsy shop.

I was obsessed with the reflections of that little lake down there. The way it was pulling the oranges and blues from the mountains and the sky.


I’m obsessed with the smell of Jasmine. This is new for me! It’s growing all over the place right now and it makes me so happy.


The last photo I took from our hike down the mountain at an overlook of Relief Reservoir. Dang, the Sierra mountains are gorgeous.

Between my time exploring Napa and experiencing my first backpacking adventure, I must say that June ended up being pretty memorable. July might be quiet, but I’m hoping to get more adventures on the books soon, so stay tuned!

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Let’s go places,


What’s your favorite photo from the collection above? Tell me which one (and why!) in the comments section below.

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