Discover Parkland: Urban Escape

Where in the world is Alma G.? She's in Downtown Los Angeles discovering the Flower Mart with her Parkland Vintage pack. Take a minute to smell the sunflowers with us in this Q&A about her favorite places close to home and a few memorable moments from her travels across the world. 

Q: Why do you enjoy going to the LA Flower Mart? 

Alma: For my sweet sniffing needs!

Q: If you could take only five things in your Parkland backpack, aside from bare essentials, what would they be?

Alma: Books, music, small notebook, postcards and stamps, and a scarf.

Q: In all your travels, what has been your favorite urban escape?

Alma: Oaxaca City in Mexico. So culturally rich, so amazingly delicious.

Q: What has been your favorite nature escape?

Alma: Hiking and sitting atop Huayna Picchu in Peru. Up in the clouds, I was gifted the most spectacular view of Machu Picchu. This view is etched in my brain and the memory still gives me chills. I am forever grateful for that moment.

Q: What's your favorite "escape" in Los Angeles?

Alma: Southeast LA, always and forever. I grew up in this area and going home takes me back to the sights, scents and sounds of my hometown.

Q: What inspires you when you're planning your travels?

Alma: I usually trust my friends and their traveling experiences. I'm lucky to have great friends with big hearts and adventurous souls. 

Q: Where are you going next?

Alma: I'll be traveling to Chile in the spring.

Parkland fan Alma G. took her Seaside Vintage to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and came back with the beautiful pics below. 

Are you inspired to add stamps to your passport? Just want to explore your city? Take us along for the ride and tag us on Instagram with #RWSquad!