take a trip by myself has occupied the tip top of my travel list right next to san francisco for as long as i can remember. so when i found out i was going to be in long beach for work just a few weeks before my 25th birthday, i thought it the perfect time to take myself up on that dream. i spent the weekend exploring the city, camera in hand, living by my own whims.
i only did a few of the things i was told i should do...and i never road a cable car, ate sourdough, or walked the bridge. but i did go to the farmers market, watch seals in the bay, chat with locals over saturday coffee, and spend several hours in city lights bookstore two days in a row. it turns out that san francisco is a fantastic city in which to travel alone.