Sri Lanka days 16-21: vacation mode in southern beach town of Mirissa + Joe is here!

Hey friends! This past week has been the best week of my entire trip, and that’s because Joe is here!! We are so excited to be together again after 2 months apart. We have two weeks together in Sri Lanka and have been making the most of it with quality time in this new country. … More Sri Lanka days 16-21: vacation mode in southern beach town of Mirissa + Joe is here!

Cambodia days 10-14: rugged hippie village of M’Pai Bay, Koh Rong Sanloem

After two weeks of big cities, I was excited to move onto the next chapter of my trip: Cambodia’s islands. When deciding which island to visit, I chose Koh Rong Sanloem – the smaller, less “party” spot of the two key islands. Within the island, I started my visit in a chill village called M’Pai … More Cambodia days 10-14: rugged hippie village of M’Pai Bay, Koh Rong Sanloem

Mexico week 4: secret beaches + off the beaten path activities + final days in Sayulita

And just like that, our dreamy month in Mexico is over! I’m writing this post on my flight back to San Francisco feeling a bit sentimental but also excited to go back home. One month was the perfect amount of time in Mexico – it gave us the outdoorsy adventure & local living we were … More Mexico week 4: secret beaches + off the beaten path activities + final days in Sayulita

Mexico week 1: small town life in San Francisco (San Pancho)

Hello friends! I’m blogging from San Francisco, Mexico, where I spent the last 4 days on my own enjoying a week off from work (somehow I travel and still end up in San Francisco 😛 ). Joe will be joining me very soon in Sayulita, a short 15-minute drive away, where we will be spending … More Mexico week 1: small town life in San Francisco (San Pancho)

Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Our last chapter in Hawaii ended with a bang. For the final days, our group of 2 became 4 as Rachel and Rene joined me and Joe. Our days were filled with lots of relaxing on the beach, outdoorsy activities in Kona, and even some partying. 🙂 Day 12: Beach/pool time + shopping in downtown … More Big Island days 12-15: last chapter in Kona with the girls joining

Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

These last 4 days flew by quicker than the other chapters of our trip, and that’s because we are now on the Kona coast where the climate is sunny and steamy and time is one big blur. 🙂 Relaxation was the theme these last few days but we did sneak in some activities too – … More Big Island, Hawaii days 8-11: surf, relaxation, kava and coffee in Kona

Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After our exciting first days in Hawaii, it was time to leave our peaceful yurt and move onto the next chapter: the funky district of Puna and the volcano portion of the island. Day 4: Hawaii Botancial Garden + Kehana Black Sand Beach + exploring Puna district After checking out of our yurt, we were … More Big Island, Hawaii days 4-5: botanical garden + exploring Puna district + Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt

Surprise! Joe and I are in the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii!! We are so excited to be here after a year of being cooped up in California. We chose to spend two weeks in Big Island because we just wanted to unplug from our busy lives and spend time in nature. Since activities in … More Big Island, Hawaii days 1-3: waterfalls and hiking in Hilo + unplugging in an off-grid yurt

New local hiking spot + plant crazy apartment + beach day + drink hopping in the Mission + social media insecurities

A few highlights this week! First off, I went on a hike in the neighborhood last week after work. I stumbled upon a park called Interior Green Belt that ended up being a HUGE network of trails with amazing 360 views of the city. I’m surprised no one really mentions this spot since it really … More New local hiking spot + plant crazy apartment + beach day + drink hopping in the Mission + social media insecurities