Road trip through coastal Maine + hiking and lake time + boat ride to port towns

After our visit to New York, Joe and I headed up to Maine for 5 days where we visited Joe’s good friend Neal. Joe actually lived in Maine for a few years, so it was nice to have him and Neal take us around the local sites – it felt special to see Joe’s old … More Road trip through coastal Maine + hiking and lake time + boat ride to port towns

Mexico week 4: secret beaches + off the beaten path activities + final days in Sayulita

And just like that, our dreamy month in Mexico is over! I’m writing this post on my flight back to San Francisco feeling a bit sentimental but also excited to go back home. One month was the perfect amount of time in Mexico – it gave us the outdoorsy adventure & local living we were … More Mexico week 4: secret beaches + off the beaten path activities + final days in Sayulita

Mexico week 3: A day in the life of working remotely in Sayulita

One of our goals of coming to Mexico was to take advantage of our work-from-home situation and enjoy life here without taking our precious vacation days. During this time, we’ve developed a routine that balances enjoying daily life as well as our busy work schedules. While every day looks a little different, I wanted to … More Mexico week 3: A day in the life of working remotely in Sayulita

Mexico week 1: small town life in San Francisco (San Pancho)

Hello friends! I’m blogging from San Francisco, Mexico, where I spent the last 4 days on my own enjoying a week off from work (somehow I travel and still end up in San Francisco 😛 ). Joe will be joining me very soon in Sayulita, a short 15-minute drive away, where we will be spending … More Mexico week 1: small town life in San Francisco (San Pancho)

Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Our last chapter in Hawaii ended with a bang. For the final days, our group of 2 became 4 as Rachel and Rene joined me and Joe. Our days were filled with lots of relaxing on the beach, outdoorsy activities in Kona, and even some partying. 🙂 Day 12: Beach/pool time + shopping in downtown … More Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

These last 4 days flew by quicker than the other chapters of our trip, and that’s because we are now on the Kona coast where the climate is sunny and steamy and time is one big blur. 🙂 Relaxation was the theme these last few days but we did sneak in some activities too – … More Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

Big Island, Hawaii days 6-7: farm stay in Waimea + magical Waipi’o Valley

After kicking off the trip on the wet side of Big Island in Hilo, Puna, and Volcano, we headed away from the coast to inland to the gorgeous agriculture town of Waimea. Our time in Waimea was short but we made some very special memories exploring this underrated part of the island. Day 6: Quick … More Big Island, Hawaii days 6-7: farm stay in Waimea + magical Waipi’o Valley

Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After our exciting first days in Hawaii, it was time to leave our peaceful yurt and move onto the next chapter: the funky district of Puna and the volcano portion of the island. Day 4: Hawaii Botancial Garden + Kehana Black Sand Beach + exploring Puna district After checking out of our yurt, we were … More Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt

Surprise! Joe and I are in the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!! We are so excited to be here after a year of being cooped up in California. We chose to spend two weeks in Big Island because we just wanted to unplug from our busy lives and spend time in nature. Since activities in … More Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt