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
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
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
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
One of the top reasons I chose to visit Kenya is because of a place called Masai Mara, known for having one of the top safaris in Africa. I knew that if I was coming all the way across the world, I definitely wanted to dedicate a few days to see the amazing landscape and … More Kenya days 2-4: Masai Mara Safari + keeping it real
I made it to Kenya!!! Getting here was by far the longest and toughest travel stretch yet, but the moment I landed I felt so grateful to be here and anxious to get going on this long-anticipated trip. Even though it’s only been one day, I wanted to shoot off this blog post since I’m … More Kenya day 1: Beginnings in Nairobi + whole new world
Hola everyone!! I’m back from the most magical 5 days at Rapture Surf Camp in Nicaragua. I somewhat impulsively booked this trip a month ago to take advantage of the long weekend and do something different from my usual birthday rager. I was not sure what I was getting myself into, but the whole experience … More Surf camp in Nicaragua + my 26th birthday!
Earlier this summer, Kim, Sophie, Chloe and I booked a trip to Malibu on a whim during a happy hour – and after weeks of anticipation, the trip was finally here! On that theme of spontaneity, the whole weekend ended up being a relaxing, go-with-the-flow, fun-loving time together that we all needed. As I’m looking … More Girl’s weekend in Malibu