Local’s Guide to Salt Lake City

This Winter, we lived in Salt Lake City for 4 months. I was blown away by how much I love Salt Lake and how many cool hidden places we found. So of course I made a few lists. My friend Riley and I made an “Ultimate Salt Lake City” google doc and added to it…

Layover: What to see during your layover in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is hands-down one of my favorite cities ever. Even though I’ve only been there during a couple layovers, it’s one of the top cities on my list to spend more time exploring in. There’s so many adorable stores and buildings, people are friendly, it’s super walk-able and just all-around an amazing city. The airport…

Gems in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah

I grew up in one of the most beautiful places: Heber, Utah. πŸ™‚ Here are a few places I would highly recommend going for visitors and locals! –Deer Creek Trail: A wide rolling trail above the Deer Creek reservoir that’s perfect for mountain biking or running (you can even ride horses on it). It is…

Kauai Christmas

Despain Family Christmas in Kauai was a blast πŸ™‚ Here are some highlights: -Na Pali Coast: Amaaazing hiking and beautiful coastline. Next time we go I’d for sure want to canoe or kayak next to the Na Pali coast, but the water was too high during the winter season. -Waimea Canyon: they say it’s the…

My 5 favorite things about our trip to Vietnam

Sapa, Vietnam was my favorite part of the trip and here’s why: $10 for an hour long massage super cheap knock-off North Face apparel Bright green rice fields with cute hiking trails going through them, everywhere! Delicious food $10 for a motorcycle day rentalSo a basic day in Sapa goes like this:Β Hike 5 hours in…

6 rad things we learned on our trip to China

We took a family trip to Asia and itΒ was so mind-opening. Here are some things we learned: China is basically its own planet. SO many people live there and only speak Mandarin. We are so smallΒ compared to them and that’s pretty incredible/humbling! If you think you studied Chinese for a year…you didn’t. Mandarin is extremely…