Whenever I think about traveling, I conjure up images of distant locations, foreign languages and fascinating cultures. Because for many, the allure of travel is in discovering the exotic and unknown. As I was ruminating over what could be my first travel post, I realized I didn't need to look far. My first travel destination would be home.
While I love trekking overseas to new destinations, I often overlook the fact that there are hidden gems right under my nose! Wildwood Park is a beautiful, natural park in my high school hometown of Thousand Oaks. It's a natural oasis of waterfalls, scenic trails, and beautiful flora and fauna that changes with the seasons. I grew up hiking here with my family and friends, and this place is steeped with nostalgia and sentiment. Whenever I come visit my parents, I enjoy visiting Wildwood for a nice weekend hike.
Inspired by Wildwood Park, I styled this summer outfit with flower nymphs in mind. I’ve come here numerous times, but I continue to be awed by its beauty and get excited every time I spot a coyote or rabbit. The park is less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles, so I recommend coming here for a quick, weekend diversion. Do you have any favorite travel spots in your hometown? I'd love to find out!
"A man travels the world over in search of what
he needs and returns home to find it."
- George Augustus Moore (English Philosopher)
Blue Jacquard Crop Top & Skirt Set: Modlook 29
Silk Flowers (flower crown was handmade): Michaels
Styling: Annie Cho
Photography: Grace Cho
Wildwood Park (Thousand Oaks, CA)