How I spent three days in Utah/Las Vegas in less than $400

In early July, I spent a three days and four nights in Utah with the purpose of exploring Zion. My friend Ann (who pitched the idea of going to Yosemite last year) suggested this particular trip a few months ago. It sounded too good to resist, so I signed up. While solo traveling has its perks,… More How I spent three days in Utah/Las Vegas in less than $400

Wrapping Things Up

My final day in Utah was bittersweet, but it was also productive. Arms, Wes and I spent several hours in Downtown Salt Lake with two main items on our itinerary: 1. Play the piano at Nordstrom (which was part of the “Play Me, I’m Yours” exhibit at UMOCA) 2. Eat out for lunch On the… More Wrapping Things Up

Wal-Mart Run

We went to Wal-Mart to grab some groceries on Wednesday with Arms and some of her friends. One thing about the Wal-Mart location is that there’s a great view of Utah’s breathtaking mountains. But even away from Wal-Mart, Utah’s mountains are so beautiful. In the afternoon we went to Classic Fun Center in Sandy where… More Wal-Mart Run

UTA(H) Public Transit

If I had to pick one word to describe Utah’s public transportation system, it would be clean. I’ve ridden the Metro buses around LA a number of times, and I’m pretty sure the seats haven’t been scrubbed down in years. Train seats Bus seats The crosswalks also tell pedestrians to <– LOOK –> before crossing 😛 Saw… More UTA(H) Public Transit

Utah: Temple Square

Temple Square is a popular tourist destination in Utah. It is located in downtown Salt Lake City and is the world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gardens surrounding the area were beautiful with brightly colored flowers (although unfortunately I didn’t take any photos that did the gardens justice). There were… More Utah: Temple Square


Since the first piano we visited on Tuesday during our little hunt was right in front of UMOCA, we decided to visit the museum. Here are some photos of two of the exhibits: Adam Bateman’s tower of books. Ignasi Aballi’s inventory of the 7,000 active languages in the world today. I was happy to find… More UMOCA