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
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
Hey there, friends! I’m currently blogging from my usual hotel room in D.C. for my monthly east coast visit for work. It’s hard to believe I traveled across the country today as I was so head-down in work/emails all day. I feel like I was just transported here on a regular day and it’s all … More A whole weekend outdoors feat. surfing in Bolinas + start to freelance writing
The weekend was the definition of bittersweet. The event surrounding it all was Anna and Ben leaving San Francisco to start their new chapter in NYC. We had several farewell events which were full of fun – it felt so heartwarming getting our different groups of friends together one last time with Anna + Ben. … More Last girl’s night + Princess’s birthday luau + goodbye Anna & Ben
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!
Aloha blog! I’m a bit off my usual blogging schedule since I’ve had my little sister (Tina) here with me in SF the past 7 days. It was her first time in the Bay and she and I had SUCH a blast playing tourists, eating yummy food, meeting my friends, being lazy, having soul-healing conversations, … More Sissy’s first visit to SF!
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
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
I’m back from Thanksgiving weekend in Puerto Vallarta! Anna, Sarah and I booked this trip since we each couldn’t go home for Thanksgiving (we’re all from the east coast and flights were $$$), but we miraculously found cheap flights to Mexico, and so we packed our bags and I met them straight from my Guatemala … More Girl’s trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Hey there! Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating July 4th!! I just got back from my week-long Pacific Coast Highway road trip with my best friend Michelle. The PCH (or “Highway 1”) is known as one of the most beautiful road trips in the world, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! Most of our … More Pacific Coast Highway road trip: San Francisco to San Diego