One of the questions I am asked the most is: "Who do you travel with?" The answer is always: "Anyone and everyone." Traveling to places alone is often where I find the moments of peace and rest I need to re-fuel, but nothing compares to traveling and experiencing life with others. I am not greedy with my travels. I want everyone to experience the world. If I could, I would take as many friends as possible with me every time I travel.
I gain tremendous inspiration from adventures and spontaneous trips. Even simple drives with nowhere in particular in mind provoke thoughts of re-invention and stimulate moments of discovery within one's self. And sharing said moments of adventure (in my opinion) is the best catalyst towards creating lasting bonds of friendship.
That being said, showing two of my best friends around Yosemite was the best weekend girls get-a-way I could have asked for. Anyone who knows me knows that I am the largest fan of all things California. The state as a whole is truly spectacular and one of my absolute favorite escapes has always been Yosemite. Something about that place is magical to me. I have been to Yellowstone, the Tetons, and even Glacier National Park (that's right the US has a Glacier Park), but there is something about Yosemite that keeps me coming back for more.
This particular weekend, my besties and I, rather spontaneously, piled into my car and drove from Los Angeles to Yosemite. The next night, we were driving back from watching the sunset over Half Dome to our hotel when we stumbled upon this view up in the mountains. Immediately, I pulled the car over! In case you were wondering, yes, traveling with me means lots of roadside stops for snaps, especially sunset snaps.
Here are a few shots taken winding through the mountains and stopping along the way to capture the sunset: