When I started solo traveling in my early 20s, I had an interest in Southeast Asia but had no idea where to start. Fast forward 4 years, and I’ve completely fallen in love with this part of the world. I’ve spent a total of 8 months across 9 countries in SE and South Asia. From … More How to choose where to go in Southeast & South Asia
Hello! I’m writing to you all from Dallas, Texas, where Joe and I are settling into our brand-new trailer. Now that I’m back, I wanted to take some time to reflect on my gap year travels… This year, I quit my job and backpacked solo in 7 countries for a total of 6 months (Singapore, … More Reflecting on my gap year: solo traveling in South & Southeast Asia
Having spent 4 months in Asia this year, the number one question I get about my travels is: “How do you plan such a long trip?” For those curious, I thought it would be interesting to share how I do this. To sum up my method: I do plenty of research before the trip, but … More How I plan my backpacking trips
This year has been all about life changes and adventure; and on that note, Joe and I have some exciting news…we got a trailer!! I mentioned in my last post that we were considering moving our lives into an RV, which is why we did a “trial run” last weekend. Well, some of the best … More We did a thing!
This is a hard topic to write about, but I was encouraged to share my thoughts after talking this out with other female travelers on this topic. While I try to use this blog to focus on positive things, I also want to be real in sharing the less glamorous parts of traveling so far. … More Struggling with harassment while solo traveling
I guess I’ll get right to it…I’m dedicating the next chapter of my life to backpack around the world! I’m leaving in 2 weeks, which may sound like short notice, but this has been a LONG time in the making. I just wanted to tell certain people in my life first before they read it … More Sharing some big life news…
Happy new year’s eve!! In my usual blogging tradition, I want to share a reflection post on this past year. Writing has always helped me process my thoughts, and I love ending each year reflecting on the last 12 months and looking forward to what’s ahead. 2021 was an uplifting year, and a big reason … More 2021 Reflection
Today, I want to reflect on why I recently decided to cut alcohol out of my life. I haven’t talked about this much except with some friends and family, but my intention in writing is to share this new part of me and maybe even connect with others out there on a similar journey. Let’s … More Six months sober
5 years ago I decided to start oversharing my life on the internet. I started this blog when I was living in NYC when I was running a ton as I wanted to document my training for different races (see my first post…I feel like I was a different person!). Since then, this has grown … More Happy 5 year anniversary to this blog!
The highlight of last week was a gorgeous 3-day stretch when the weather was in the 70s! These days are rare in SF and let me tell you, a 10-degree difference makes the vibe feel like winter versus summer. It felt like the whole city was out-and-about, and I kept telling Joe we NEEDED to … More Dinner with the Haight crew + Marin hike + never-ending plant loop + decorating my kitchen + reflection on fitness during COVID