After coming back from the Philippines, I had about 800 thoughts to process. The Philippines was my 4th country traveling alone, and each time just reaffirms my love for solo travel more and more as it really helps me dive into meeting people, learning the culture, and finding myself. As always, these are just my … More Philippines Solo Trip Reflection
Hey there! I cannot believe it’s only been one week since my Philippines trip. The transition back to reality was quite abrupt, not because I’m not happy to be back since I do love it here and feel like I’m in a great spot with my life in SF, but more so because right when … More Abrupt transition + a very SF weekend + Ocean Beach bonfire
The last portion of my Philippines trip was in El Nido, which was the final destination of the Tao boat tour. Luckily, most everyone from our Tao group also spent a few days in El Nido, so this last chapter was filled with quality time with my new friends in Palawan’s most popular destination. Day … More Philippines days 12-14: Last chapter in El Nido
I’m back to civilization after 5 days on the Tao boat tour. Tao is a popular tour among backpackers since there’s really nothing else like it. It takes you to remote islands in Palawan from Coron to El Nido over the course of 5 days and truly gives the authentic island experience. In my opinion, … More Philippines days 8-12: Tao tour in remote islands of Palawan
After kicking off my trip in Cebu, I decided to hop on a ferry to Bohol for the next few days. I originally was conflicted about this decision since I heard mixed reviews from other travelers about Bohol, but given I spent an extra day in Cebu, I thought it made sense to choose a … More Philippines days 5-7: Countryside and jungle vibes in Bohol
The first few days of my solo trip to the Philippines has not been like any other backpacking adventure yet! I spent the last few days in Cebu Island, mostly adventuring on my motorbike around different nature/locals spots across the island. It’s been beautiful, freeing, and just what my soul was looking for, mostly because … More Philippines days 1-4: Adventures roadtripping Cebu on a motorbike + hidden waterfalls + nicest locals in rural villages
As you can tell from the title, this is going to be a super packed post. Last weekend was the last before my solo trip to the Philippines (how did it sneak up so quickly?!), and so I wanted to fill every second with fun and seeing friends again before taking off. Friday: Wevine’s graduation … More Graduation toast & reunion + Sophie’s birthday in Sonoma with a party bus + goat yoga + roller skating picnic + mother’s day video!
It’s been a week since my marathon and life has really had a 180. I basically took a full week off of exercising last week and it felt amazing to have the mental break and sleep in every morning. It’s been a weird shift going from working so hard the past few months to total … More 10 flights + last stop Austin + Cinco de Mayo festivities + change of plans
Marathon number 6!! This one goes down as my happiest, most fun, emotionally transformative, mentally strongest, and honestly my favorite marathon yet. Buckle your seatbelts because this will be a long one. Day-before race: chilling in small town Eugene I flew into Eugene around noon on Saturday. I checked into my hotel and stopped by … More Eugene Marathon Race Recap
Hi friends!! I’m blogging from my hotel room in Austin as I’m here for work this week. I’m quickly checking in to say that my marathon yesterday went AMAZING!!! It was my happiest, funnest, and mentally STRONGEST marathon yet. It was nowhere near a PR, but I definitely had PR’s in other ways – number … More Quick update – happy and mentally strong Eugene Marathon!