Underrated East bay hike + Girl’s night reunion at Matt’s birthday

Happy Chinese New Year!! I am missing my family on this special holiday, and send my love to those who cannot see their family due to this terrible virus. After Mexico, getting back into work and “real life” wasn’t too difficult since we were only gone for 5 days. And yet…on Friday, a nasty fever … More Underrated East bay hike + Girl’s night reunion at Matt’s birthday

2019 Reflection

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday!! I’m writing from my hometown in upstate New York where I’m spending 2 weeks with my family, doing nothing but relaxing, running, eating lots of chocolate, movie nights…we haven’t been together since last Christmas and I am loving every minute so far! My time at home has … More 2019 Reflection

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