Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan

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

Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano

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

Colombia days 10-12: coffee, hiking & horses in Salento + can’t believe I made it

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

Colombia days 7-9: deep appreciation in Medellin + paragliding!

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!

Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour

I’m back from 3 amazing days in the Amazon Rainforest! This trip was hands down the most I’ve ever roughed it, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve dreamed of going to the Amazon since I was little, so the whole experience was truly a dream come true. Day 3: … More Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour

Colombia days 1-2: beginnings in Bogota + finally feeling ready

I have about a million thoughts to cover from my first two days in Colombia. If I’m honest, I originally didn’t have the highest expectations for Bogota. I’m not the biggest fan of big cities and so I decided to stay in Bogota for only one full day to relax after flying from SF and … More Colombia days 1-2: beginnings in Bogota + finally feeling ready

Thailand days 11-14: Open water scuba diving course in Koh Tao + a growing experience

Day 11: Travel day + “me” evening in Koh Tao The next part of my trip was dedicated to getting my PADI Open Water Diving Certification in Koh Tao! Koh Tao is a small island on the gulf side of Thailand known for the beautiful marine life and diving. It isn’t as party-party as the … More Thailand days 11-14: Open water scuba diving course in Koh Tao + a growing experience