Capitola is the underrated beach town of adorableness that you may have missed when you were journeying between LA and San Francisco. While Capitola is certainly packed in the summer and difficult to park in, it is still a perfect sunny beach and great beach town that is totally worth trying to get to. If […]
If you make it to Yosemite, I highly recommend that you do the Upper Yosemite Falls hike. It may be the equivalent of climbing the Empire State Building multiple times, but it’s beautiful and entirely worth the sweat. Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, and this hike gets you up close and […]
Paris is a city talked about with an Instagram filter on it. It is highly romanticized, edited, and photoshopped. If you have never been, you probably picture yourself strolling the Seine with a crepe in hand or taking a selfie with the Eiffel Tower. You picture yourself in galleries in castles or observing the slow-paced life from […]
This is a letter to anyone who hasn’t considered traveling — especially 20-somethings. Or, maybe, you considered it, and then let all of the possible risks turn you away. I wrote this to change your mind. Procrastination is the death of experience. Instead of saying yes or no, we tell ourselves “I’ll get to […]
I feel like Dublin has a reputation for being the necessary evil of Ireland. Everyone tells you about how gorgeous the countryside is and how quaint the villages are. You’ll run across plenty who will tell you that Dublin is dirty, grey, and nothing like the rest of the Emerald Isles. Listen, haters: I know. […]
Ahhhhhhh ok it’s literally been forever since I blogged. Forgive me – I’ve been busy moving across the country alone, which turned out to be way harder than I expected. Lot’s of things are easier said than done, and, well, this was one of them. Adulting turned out to be a lot more than just […]
So Im back in the US of A for the time being (made it back just in time for America’s birthday because of how firmly patriotic I am. And Condor had a cheap flight. And I needed peanut butter again. But mostly the patriotic thing.) There is so much to write and so many lessons […]
Hi, I'm Moriah. With an O.
Curious Cat. Impulsive Adventurer. Dog Person. Coffee Addict. This is the un-scripted tale of my quest to make the most of my 20s, and I really want you to play a part. Do you like passport stamps, sushi, motivational quotes, vinyl records, tiny details, sarcastic humor, and that satisfying feeling of I-did-something-with-my-life-today? Were gonna go to amazing places together. (And no, you don't have to be 20!)
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