Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Last weekend was basically pure happiness. Joe and I wanted to do something special together before my 2-week solo trip to Kenya (leaving this Friday!), and so we somewhat spontaneously booked a weekend trip to Mendocino, a small coastal town 4 hours north of SF. We ended up having the most relaxing, refreshing few days … More Cozy, outdoorsy weekend getaway in Mendocino, CA

Fall festivities in upstate New York + visiting besties in NYC + making peace with my past

It’s hard to put in words how filled my heart feels at the moment…I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my hometown, and these past few days of reconnecting with my roots and healing from my past. While it was a decently hectic week in terms of travel, I’m very glad I made the trip … More Fall festivities in upstate New York + visiting besties in NYC + making peace with my past

Holiday week with family in upstate New York + New Years in NYC

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

2018 Reflection

2018 was probably the most dynamic and crazy year of my life: getting my actuarial license, quarter life crisis, career change, new job, lots of travel (4 countries/30 flights!), changes in friends, changes in myself…what a year! Through this craziness, I also grew the most out of any year so far, and I wanted to … More 2018 Reflection

Finally feels like summer + relaxing in upstate New York with mom and sis

Hellooo there, friends! I’m currently blogging from my childhood home in beautiful upstate New York, where I spent the past 9 days. I have a two-week business trip in Chicago starting next week, and I wanted to take advantage of free flights to visit my family across the east coast: New York for my mom and … More Finally feels like summer + relaxing in upstate New York with mom and sis

Pacific Coast Highway road trip: San Francisco to San Diego

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