19 and 20 were really big years for me. 19 made me feel uncomfortable and made me want to find ways to become a better version of myself. This started my solo travel habit and gave me a new drive to be someone who makes a difference. 19 also took me to a new home […]
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 […]
Boston has a special place in my heart — it’s home to my beloved Red Sox, and it’s one of the first cities I can remember going to as a kid. Boston and New York taught me to love the wild rush that is life, and made me want to move to a city someday. […]
Let me preface this post by saying that I am Celiac, so my condition is a bit more extreme than someone who is intolerant, or who chooses to be gluten free for health reasons. I have to worry about cross-contamination down to the extreme — such as finding places that handle your food in a […]
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 […]
While California is certainly full of things to do and see, I don’t think anything comes close to hiking in Yosemite National Park. Take it from someone who has spent considerable time wandering around the state this year — Yosemite is worth whatever means you have to take to get there. For us, “means” meant […]
I arrived in San Diego with 24 hours to see absolutely everything — challenge accepted! As I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, I tend to skip over anything that could remotely be categorized as a tourist activity. I like to wander and watch a place wake up in the morning, stand in line with […]
There is something special about vinyl records that makes them feel like friends. Vinyl records are more than music — they are an experience. It all starts with the moment when you walk into the record shop and thousands of albums with their bright covers all vie for your attention. There are so many choices […]
As a New Englander, the coffee battles I have engaged in have only gone as deep as Starbucks vs Dunkin Donuts. You have your Dunkin people — the ones that like cheap, quick coffee and don’t see the need for the Starbucks prices — and you have Starbucks people, like myself, who find the coffee […]
Before we talk NYC, lets talk Grey’s Anatomy. If it isn’t readily apparent yet, I suck at knowing whats going on at the moment. Politics, news, TV, awards shows…. I never know what happens until 10 years later. History, math, fitness, coding, and travel facts are the things I’m good at. So, apparently Grey’s has been […]
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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