Hello, my name is Alexis Newman. 


         On Thanksgiving Day, a newspaper inspired me. My mom grew up in California and recently wanted to move back and I decided to join her in September 2017. The Black Friday filled Thursday paper included a hidden gem that I was immediately intrigued with. "Escape" - A Bay Area News Group Premium Edition. This special edition from the news group challenges readers to take "12 Trips [in] 12 Months [within] 1 Glorious State." I told my mom it was a must and we have since started to take the challenge. I have struggled thus far with the move from Washington State, so travel of this new state has been my escape.