Hello friends! Joe and I are back from our weekend trip to Carmel. It was a triple holiday with Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents Day, and we wanted to take advantage of the long weekend and get away from our usual routine in SF. Carmel is a cute coastal town and only a … More Valentine’s Day weekend in Carmel, CA
This past weekend was one I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Joe and I planned a ski trip to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. Our experience was a little different than normal due to COVID – you basically need to plan a lot more in advance (including reserving lift tickets online), which means … More Ski trip to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + review of ski resorts during COVID
Surprise surprise, I’ve been in Pittsburgh the last 2 weeks! My brother and I devised a master plan to surprise my parents in our hometown, which meant we needed a 2-week quarantine prior to our visit (my parents knew my brother was visiting but they didn’t know I flew from SF :P). I’m terrible at … More 2 weeks with my brother in Pittsburgh + surprise visit with our parents!
Following our adventure in Joshua Tree National Park, Joe and I drove to LA to spend the remainder of our time off. We were excited to see civilization again and feel the warm sun-rays following our time in the cold desert of Joshua Tree. Full disclosure, we ended up leaving LA a few days earlier … More Laid back trip to Los Angeles
Hello hello! Joe and I are back from Joshua Tree National Park where we enjoyed intriguing desert landscapes while plunging into the cold winter. It was our first time at the park and definitely a contrast to the usual lush & coastal scenery in SF. Get ready for lots of photos 🙂 Day 1: Drive … More Desert & winter vibes at Joshua Tree National Park
This past weekend, I organized a group trip to Clearlake, a sleepy lake town 2 hours north of SF. I found this spot by literally by looking at a map – I didn’t know anything about it before and thought it was a bit of a long shot to invite 8 friends to a random … More Group trip to Clearlake, CA: underrated sleepy lake town
Last weekend was truly a special one. It was my first visit to Yosemite National Park, a place I’ve been dying to visit since moving to California 3 years ago. After failing several times to find campground reservations over the last few years, Rene’s sister scored a few hotel rooms right in the Valley, and … More Birthday weekend in Yosemite National Park
This past weekend was a quarantine first for us: we packed our bags and headed out of San Francisco for the first time since the start of the pandemic for a weekend in Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is one of my favorite, go-to weekend spots in California – I’ve lived in SF for 3 years now … More Refreshing weekend in Lake Tahoe, Nevada
I’m back from a sunny, outdoorsy, active weekend at North Star Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe. Joe and his friends from work got a house for the weekend and I’ve been wanting to ski at least once this season, so this trip was the perfect opportunity to get some refreshing time in the mountains and … More Refreshing ski weekend at North Star, Lake Tahoe + a video!
I’m back after 5 wonderful days of surf and sun in Sayulita, Mexico – a small, hippie town on the west coast of Mexico near Puerto Vallarta. I’ve been to Mexico three times and this was by far my favorite trip of all. For being such a small beach town, there is SO much to … More Surfing and active trip in Sayulita, Mexico