Hiking and summer mountain vibes in Crested Butte, Colorado

After a fun-packed start to our Colorado trip last weekend, Joe and I stayed in Crested Butte for one more week. This past week was more low-key as Joe was “working from the mountain” on weekdays, while I hiked on my own and relaxed during the day. After work, we fully took advantage of our … More Hiking and summer mountain vibes in Crested Butte, Colorado

Outdoorsy weekend in Crested Butte, Colorado + mountaintop wedding

Hello hello! I’m blogging from Crested Butte, Colorado, where Joe and I are visiting for a week. Our first weekend here was packed with fun as it was centered around a wedding as well as spending time with Joe’s family. Get ready for a lot of photos. 🙂 Friday: travel to Crested Butte + pre-wedding … More Outdoorsy weekend in Crested Butte, Colorado + mountaintop wedding

Random snippets of our week + movie date night + gardens galore + first time relaxing

Hey friends! After our short vacation in Maui, the past week was filled with a lot of relaxation and recovery. I felt like I was moving nonstop since returning from Asia, and last week was the first time I was truly able to relax. Joe and I did get out for a couple of activities. … More Random snippets of our week + movie date night + gardens galore + first time relaxing

Wedding weekend in Maui, featuring goat yoga, surfing, and Filipino parties

We are back from a long weekend in Maui, Hawaii! This trip was centered around the wedding of our friends, Matt & Matilda. I met Matilda (aka Princess from past posts) 5 years ago through Anna shortly after moving to San Francisco, and since then we’ve grown to be good friends. It’s been so sweet … More Wedding weekend in Maui, featuring goat yoga, surfing, and Filipino parties

Back in San Francisco! + day trip to Santa Cruz + favorite outdoor activities + six years of blogging

Hello everyone, I’m currently blogging in San Francisco! After 4 months of travel, I am back home to recharge. It feels SO good to be back, and my biggest excitement is reuniting with Joe. Before leaving India, I had mixed feelings about pausing travel, but quickly after returning, I felt happy to be back. Immediately, … More Back in San Francisco! + day trip to Santa Cruz + favorite outdoor activities + six years of blogging

India days 34-39: final days in Manali + Jogini waterfall + Hadimba Goddess festival + trip reflection

Final India post! I can’t believe my 6 weeks in India are over. I have a recap of my final days in Manali as well as my usual post-country reflection below. 🙂 One activity I wanted to do before leaving Manali was to visit Jogini Waterfall, a popular attraction for visitors. A small group from … More India days 34-39: final days in Manali + Jogini waterfall + Hadimba Goddess festival + trip reflection

A day in the life volunteering at a hostel in Manali, India

After a few weeks of volunteering at a hostel in Manali, I wanted to share what a “day in the life” looks like here. As I shared previously, I found this volunteer opportunity by meeting people in Manali, so this whole gig started off very informally. However in these last weeks, I was able to … More A day in the life volunteering at a hostel in Manali, India

India days 29-33: high season hostel life + favorite activities in Manali + day trip to Sissu

Hey friends, happy Friday!! These past few days have been quite eventful as the hostel is finally in high season. Until now, it’s just been me, Chetan, and a few guests here and there as we’ve been ramping up for the summer season. But after our Kasol trip last weekend, the floodgates opened as several … More India days 29-33: high season hostel life + favorite activities in Manali + day trip to Sissu

India days 26-28: weekend in stoner town of Kasol + visiting Malana Village

And a new week begins! I’m back from a weekend trip to Kasol, a riverside town famous for cultivating the best hashish in India. Kasol was on my radar as it was all the buzz among travelers I met; people raved about its chiller atmosphere, unique scenery, and less commercial vibes than Manali (spoiler alert … More India days 26-28: weekend in stoner town of Kasol + visiting Malana Village