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
Over the past week, my entire family spent the holidays together in our hometown Poughkeepsie, NY. With our busy lives and living so far apart, it’s hard for our family to get together, so the week was very much a treat as we all took time off from work/school to be together. Our days were … More Holiday week with family in upstate New York + New Years in NYC
Only two days after coming back from Thailand, I was on a plane again to Mexico for a girl’s trip through Memorial Day Weekend. Despite fighting jet lag and still having a lot of reflecting to do from Thailand, I was beyond stoked to top off this month of traveling with seeing Mexico for the … More Girl’s trip to Mexico: Tulum + Cancun
Between Valentines Day and Chinese New Year, last week was quite the festive one! On Tuesday, Kim organized a “galentines day” potluck with some girlfriends (channeling our Leslie Knope 🙂 ). There were a lot of new faces among each other, but all of Kim’s friends were super down to earth, and we all clicked … More What Valentine’s Day is all about + Chinese New Year festivities + family dinner
Happy holidays to you all!! Life here has been incredibly relaxing in upstate New York in my childhood home, with days mostly spent with the family with random events here and there. The past three weeks on the east coast have been wonderful, and I can’t believe I’m leaving tomorrow! I’m definitely excited to go … More Since we last talked + 1000 miles for the year!
Between wrapping things up at work, spending time with my parents, and a day trip to NYC, last week flew by in a blink of an eye. I am definitely focusing on slowing down this week and savoring every minute here (especially since I don’t get to come home as often anymore!) Regardless of all the craziness, … More Randomness at home + seeing the bests + life will bring us together
Hello, hello! Happy Thanksgiving week! This is my first year ever not spending Thanksgiving with my family in upstate New York, and I’m not gonna lie, I’m missing my family like crazy this week. Luckily I had my other “fam” here in California to ring in Thanksgiving with this past weekend before we all go … More Weekend with the fam + Friendsgiving dinner
Happy Labor Day, friends!! I hope you all got to spend some time outdoors and with loved ones on this long weekend. These past few days were somewhat of my “last hurrah” after a whole month of travelling and before starting to hit the books again + fall marathon training. I’m actually pretty excited to … More (Hitch)hiking in Marin + my birthday party! + lazy Labor Day
July 4th is one of my favorite holidays. Each year I try and go somewhere fun and scenic to celebrate – (my favorite memories are with my family watching fireworks at West Point) – and even though I just moved across the country, I knew I wanted to get out of the city to Lake … More July 4th weekend in Lake Tahoe
This past weekend was Chinese New Year – this year is quite the special one as it is the year of the rooster, which my own sign 🙂 I was fortunate enough to go home this past week to spend some time with the family. Even though it was a pretty busy work week, I still got … More Chinese New Year dumpling party!