After one year living The Good Life, I packed my bags and headed to the PNW. I called up my dad and made the 23ish drive through three states to the PNW, specifically Medford, Ore.
Medford is located about 30 minutes from the Oregon/California border making the move even more exciting because it allowed me to make monthly trips home to visit my family, then fiancé and friends. It also made planning a wedding a little more tangible.
Medford also offered an opportunity to get outdoors to experience hiking, culture, wineries and of course one the majestic Crater Lake (pictured above) and hiking trails like Upper Table Rock Trail (pictured below).
During my time in southern Oregon I was able to experience wine tasting at Kriselle Cellars. Kriselle Cellars is located in the heart of the Rogue Valley and is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Tempranillo. Aside from its delicious wines, its views of the gorgeous.
Southern Oregon is definitely a gorgeous area with many hidden gems. To find out more about the its' unique destinations, visit travelsoutheroregon.com.
NEBRASKA, it's probably the last place anyone would ever think about moving to...unless there was a reason behind it. Mine of course, happened to be a job.
I'm not going to lie, that it was one of the hardest decisions I've ever made. It was literally the first time I lived on my own away from my parents, friends, and everything I had ever known. I had to figure out where to live, connect my utilities, buy groceries, and learn how to budget (while having student loans, a car payment, and credit card debt... yay!) It was hard! I cried nearly every night and just felt alone because well I didn't know anyone and with very little people who look like me (Latina/o) it make it feel even worse.
But, over time I made a decision to combat my loneliness by embracing my situation and start to explore the midwest. Stops included:
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium (Omaha, Neb.)