Jasmine Holm

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USA / ROLL EIGHTEEN

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And so the day comes, almost a month after being home, for the final roll of film from our trip. These are back in California, our final days. Breakfast at Katy's (a childhood tradition), including all our silly faces. Yes, Marcus and I proudly wore (different shades of) denim shirts on the same day. Tom had a little too much fun giving the baby nutcracker king napkin arms and a scepter. Outside my dads house, everyone decided to get a little patriotic under the flag...they look like crazies. The next few were on the way to the airport with some sad goodbyes. And the last few are from the sky, just before we flew over LA. I guess that concludes this little series. Now to deal with my post-post-travel-blues.

There were lots of things that weren't captured, like a lot of Portland with family, our San Jose Sharks ice hockey game, New Years Eve celebrations, skiing on Christmas Eve, our Christmas Day activities and feast, I could go on. But that was mostly because I was far too busy having an incredible time to even think of picking up my camera. It's hard because you tell yourself you want to capture every moment so you can remember it forever. But this truth is, sometimes that takes you away from actually enjoying the moment. So I'm not sorry, because I have so many wonderful memories that I couldn't possibly forget. And if I do, maybe next time we're all together we can remind each other. Apologies for the sentimental rant, after going on unbelievable adventures with my favourite people in the world I can't help but reflect on how blessed I really am.

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USA / ROLL THIRTEEN & FOURTEEN

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San Francisco. You glorious city you. Having been to SF many times, this trip was actually the first time I got to stay for more than one day. And I have to say it was one of my most favourite places. We stayed in the Mission District in the most amazing open plan studio apartment from airbnb (click here to have a look), complete with the prettiest garden and some giant neighbourhood cat friends. We only had four days, but we certainly made the most of it. The Mission District is a super rad place, you just have to be weary of the mass zombie-like-homeless (we are convinced that if the zombie apocalypse is going to start anywhere — it will be San Francisco without a doubt). We went to so many tasty restaurants, a few favourites were Stable Cafe, Tacolicious (the besttttt tacos and soup) and the Cheesecake Factory (as always). One of the days we hired bikes, ignored all logic, and instead of taking the suggested route to all the sights, we decided to bike across town and see all the things on our lists that we couldn't get to without a car. This got us into lots of tricky situations (ie. DEATH hills, things being much further than expected, running out of 3G/phone battery and thus no maps...just to name a few) but was actually a super rad way to see a lot of the suburbs surrounding the city and all the pretty muted pastel coloured buildings.

USA / ROLL TWELVE

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More from Yosemite. It's really hard to put into words how amazing this national park is. The three of us — Brooke, Marcus and I — escaped early on a Sunday morning from Monterey, arriving in the mountain range by the afternoon. We drove around (stopping every minute because there were too many amazing photo opportunities) until it got dark and then made our way back to our little cabin at Evergreen Lodge (highly recommended!). The next morning we rose early, packed up the car and got ready for our hike. Because it was so icy, the main trail was closed and we had to take the winter route. In 2011, we did the main hike in summer so it was so lovely to see the mountains from a different perspective. By the time we got to the top, there was so much delightful snow! We wish we would have stayed for a few more days, but had an apartment booked in San Francisco that night.

If you are planning a trip to California, I can't recommend Yosemite enough!

USA / ROLL NINE

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The first few images are from a cute little cafe in Monterey called Happy Girl Kitchen, everyone was sitting around drinking coffee being cute and festive with the holly sprawled across the table. That same day we all decided a road trip to Santa Cruz was necessary. So off we went, with the sun roof open to enjoy some sweet California sunshine. We found our way to the boardwalk, where it was impossible not to take thousands of photos in the magical light.

USA / ROLL EIGHT

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First few images from a cafe within the New Museum—super cool building with a killer exhibition on at the moment, and Tacombi—what started as a rad taco VW bus in Mexico but is now permanently in NY. The next few images are from the Whitney Museum, and holy heck was it good. My favourite out of all the ones we went to by far! Some really awesome permanent and temporary exhibitions on at the moment. Not to mention the sweet rebrand by Experimental Jetset. We also had a quick peak at Grand Central Station to get some much needed tourist snaps, and lastly, went to the Guggenheim to check out the beautiful building which yes, lived up to it's absolutely incredible reputation. And that ends our New York journey! Back to California (:

USA / ROLL FIVE

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A couple more shots from Brooklyn at the start, followed by the Knicks vs. Celtics game we attended which 1. the Knicks lost very badly, and 2. Adam Sandler was at our game. The rest are from the glorious Ace Hotel/Stumptown, sisters, general city galavanting, beautiful buildings and one particularly worthwhile mention is Dudleys. If you're an Australian and have traveled to the States you know how hard it is to find a light breakfast and not only a flat white, but an incredibly made one at that. But also with free coffee refills—so really it's the perfect mix of Australian and American hospitality. A+ from me.