Ski trip to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + review of ski resorts during COVID

This past weekend was one I’ve been looking forward to for a while. Joe and I planned a ski trip to Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe. Our experience was a little different than normal due to COVID – you basically need to plan a lot more in advance (including reserving lift tickets online), which means … More Ski trip to Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + review of ski resorts during COVID

Surf week in San Diego + road trip down California’s PCH

Last week, Joe and I took our first vacation (longer than a weekend) in 6 months. We originally had plans to fly out to Maine, but unfortunately, the day-before we canceled the trip (we didn’t feel safe being on a plane given the rising corona cases). Instead, we pieced together a last-minute trip to stay … More Surf week in San Diego + road trip down California’s PCH

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

Kenya days 5-6: Nakuru safari + biking through Hell’s Gate National Park + hitting my stride at Naivasha + Crescent Island hike

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