Kenya days 11-13: local experiences and relaxing in Kilifi + ending on high note

For the last leg of my trip, I wanted nothing more than to relax and retreat, especially after having an emotional time in Mombasa. I saw a flyer for a hippie-dippie eco-friendly backpacker’s hostel called Distant Relatives in a small coastal town, Kilifi, which is 2 hours north of Mombasa. I was immediately intrigued and … More Kenya days 11-13: local experiences and relaxing in Kilifi + ending on high note

Kenya days 7-10: bustling beautiful Mombasa + difficulties as a solo female traveler

For the second half of my trip, I said goodbye to the mountains and savannahs inland of Kenya and said hello to the beachy coast. My first stop was Mombasa, Kenya’s biggest port city, and in a few short days I’ve quickly grown to love the slower, steamy vibes on the Swahili coast of Kenya, … More Kenya days 7-10: bustling beautiful Mombasa + difficulties as a solo female traveler

Kenya days 5-6: Nakuru safari + biking through Hell’s Gate National Park + hitting my stride at Naivasha + Crescent Island hike

As you can tell from the title, a lot of things have happened over these last few days. Coming from my safari tour, I was eager to get back on my feet and do something active in nature, and the past two days in Naivasha gave me that as well as the turning point/connection with … More Kenya days 5-6: Nakuru safari + biking through Hell’s Gate National Park + hitting my stride at Naivasha + Crescent Island hike

Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Last weekend was basically pure happiness. Joe and I wanted to do something special together before my 2-week solo trip to Kenya (leaving this Friday!), and so we somewhat spontaneously booked a weekend trip to Mendocino, a small coastal town 4 hours north of SF. We ended up having the most relaxing, refreshing few days … More Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Surfing in Pacific + open mic comedy night + suburban Sunday + sunset at Fort Funston

Last week was one of those weeks that felt like a whole month jammed into 7 days. A big part was because of my work trip to D.C., which has become like monthly clock-work. Despite D.C. being my second home at this point, it’s still a huge task to go across the country and back … More Surfing in Pacific + open mic comedy night + suburban Sunday + sunset at Fort Funston

Social week + launch party + Halloween Burner party + easy outdoorsy Sunday

Hey hey! I’m blogging from my Monday morning flight to D.C. – it’s that time of the month again where I’m on the road for work. This time will be a short trip as I didn’t tack on an additional leg or weekend trip for fun. To be honest, I’ve been really enjoying this year’s … More Social week + launch party + Halloween Burner party + easy outdoorsy Sunday

Secret concert + brunch convert + Burning Man Decompression + Tennessee Valley hike

These past few weeks in SF in between work trips (a.k.a not traveling) have been really REALLY nice. It’s amazing how quickly our bodies/minds can adapt to situations. Only 3 weeks ago I was traveling to D.C./New York, enjoying the nomad life and thinking it was daunting to go back to my stable SF life. … More Secret concert + brunch convert + Burning Man Decompression + Tennessee Valley hike