India days 26-28: weekend in stoner town of Kasol + visiting Malana Village

And a new week begins! I’m back from a weekend trip to Kasol, a riverside town famous for cultivating the best hashish in India. Kasol was on my radar as it was all the buzz among travelers I met; people raved about its chiller atmosphere, unique scenery, and less commercial vibes than Manali (spoiler alert … More India days 26-28: weekend in stoner town of Kasol + visiting Malana Village

India days 20-25: day trip to Solang Valley + Baror Parsha waterfall hike + hostel life and duties

After the changes around my volunteering gig last week, things have gotten much brighter. Day by day, I feel even more at home at my new hostel and more comfortable with the staff/guests who feel like my Manali family. Over the last few days, I was able to put the past behind me and truly … More India days 20-25: day trip to Solang Valley + Baror Parsha waterfall hike + hostel life and duties

India days 13-15: new chapter in Manali / the Himalayas + new gig at a hostel through Workaway + day trip to Koksar

And a new chapter begins in the Himalayas. 🙂 I’m currently in Manali, a high-altitude mountain town in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Manali is popular among backpackers and families for its mountain scenery, trekking, and strong Tibetan influence. I am SO excited to be here as the Himalayas have been on my all-time … More India days 13-15: new chapter in Manali / the Himalayas + new gig at a hostel through Workaway + day trip to Koksar

Sri Lanka days 22-24: lively mountain town of Ella + Little Adam’s Peak hike + Nine Arch Bridge + scooter adventures to Ravana Cave + Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

After a beautiful start to our reunion in Sri Lanka, Joe and I made it to the mountains for the second week of our trip. We are spending one week in Ella, a lively town in the highlands known for its picturesque hills covered with cloud forests, hiking, tea plantations, and hippie vibes. Day 22: … More Sri Lanka days 22-24: lively mountain town of Ella + Little Adam’s Peak hike + Nine Arch Bridge + scooter adventures to Ravana Cave + Sri Lanka’s economic crisis

Sri Lanka days 11-15: Nuwara Eliya continued + waterfalls, hikes, and gardens galore + tea plantation tour + horse ride through the countryside

This past week, I grew even more in love in Nuwara Eliya, a small town in Sri Lanka’s tea country (see a recap of my first 3 days here). After 7 days, I can say this is my favorite spot in Sri Lanka so far from its picturesque sites and feeling at home in my … More Sri Lanka days 11-15: Nuwara Eliya continued + waterfalls, hikes, and gardens galore + tea plantation tour + horse ride through the countryside

Weekend favorites in SF: Ocean beach at sunset + tacos in the Mission + Japan Town lunch date + Presidio hike

I hope you had a great start to your week! Last week was a busy one as I was running around doing errands for a big event coming up that I’ll talk more about likely in next week’s post. 😉 By the time the weekend rolled by, I was excited to have some down time … More Weekend favorites in SF: Ocean beach at sunset + tacos in the Mission + Japan Town lunch date + Presidio hike

Back in San Francisco + exploring Bernal Heights and Hayes Valley+ video game throwback

The first week of 2022 is a wrap! I hope you all had a smooth time getting back into “real” life again after the holidays. I returned to San Francisco on Thursday, and it sure feels good to be back again. It was a very sweet reunion with Joe and the kitties; we were apart … More Back in San Francisco + exploring Bernal Heights and Hayes Valley+ video game throwback

Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco + Point Reyes / Bass Lake hike + Alcatraz Island

Joe and I spent our Thanksgiving last week right here at home in San Francisco. In past years, I usually traveled during Thanksgiving, and this was my first year spending it in San Francisco. The extra time off work plus the emptiness of the city made for the perfect few days of recharging and doing … More Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco + Point Reyes / Bass Lake hike + Alcatraz Island

Museum night + 2 year anniversary + Friendsgiving dinner + Berkeley hike at sunset + reunited with kava

Why hello! Is it just me, or is anyone else feeling the holiday rush already? Last week was a busy one as it was filled with activities and seeing friends before we all travel for the holidays. The festivities started on Thursday as Joe and I had a date night at the California Academy of … More Museum night + 2 year anniversary + Friendsgiving dinner + Berkeley hike at sunset + reunited with kava

Fleet week + hiking east bay + new favorite Chinatown

Somehow we are already into October. Last weekend was another weekend in the sun. The highlight was attending San Francisco’s Fleet Week, a unique local event where once a year military airplanes put on an air show. The planes fly along the coast and throughout the city, so all week we could hear the airplanes … More Fleet week + hiking east bay + new favorite Chinatown