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!
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
I’ve been looking forward to this long weekend ever since the holidays only 3 weeks ago, ha…my friend Julian and I decided to head down to Catalina Island off the coast of LA. Julian and I both gravitate towards active travel and we were so looking forward to this weekend of warm(ish) weather, diving, hiking, … More Active weekend in Catalina Island
After a very active and busy first few days in Guatemala, the second part of my trip was spent relaxing in gorgeous Lake Atitlan. There are several towns surrounding the lake, and I chose to stay in San Marcos since it’s known for its hippie community, gorgeous surrounding nature, and relaxing vibes over more popular … More Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan
My Guatemala solo trip was a short but very sweet one. The trip was basically divided into two parts: a very active portion and then relaxing and restorative portion. The first two days were on the active side so let’s dive right in to that. Day 1: Exploring Antigua + reconnecting with Jared I took … More Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano
My last few days in Colombia were spent relaxing in a little town called Salento, in the heart of Colombia’s coffee triangle. Like Medellin, Salento was also not originally on my itinerary, but since I was already in the area and I am a huge coffee nerd, I couldn’t say no to visiting. And so, … More Colombia days 10-12: coffee, hiking & horses in Salento + can’t believe I made it
These past 3 days I spent in Medellin, one of Colombia’s most popular cities due to its reputation for a violent history of cocaine trafficking. The city has gone through a lot of changes and today it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in my opinion :). As you may know from … More Colombia days 7-9: deep appreciation in Medellin + paragliding!