Philippines days 8-12: Tao tour in remote islands of Palawan

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

Philippines days 1-4: Adventures roadtripping Cebu on a motorbike + hidden waterfalls + nicest locals in rural villages

The first few days of my solo trip to the Philippines has not been like any other backpacking adventure yet! I spent the last few days in Cebu Island, mostly adventuring on my motorbike around different nature/locals spots across the island. It’s been beautiful, freeing, and just what my soul was looking for, mostly because … More Philippines days 1-4: Adventures roadtripping Cebu on a motorbike + hidden waterfalls + nicest locals in rural villages

Ski weekend in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + reflection and happiness at work

Surprise, surprise, another weekend in Lake Tahoe! This was my 7th time up there in my 1.5 years of living in the Bay. I guess you can say I’m obsessed…Tahoe has become my home away from home. From the big beautiful Tahoe trees to the fresh mountain air, every time I go up, I feel … More Ski weekend in Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe + reflection and happiness at work

Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan

After a very active and busy first few days in Guatemala, the second part of my trip was spent relaxing in gorgeous Lake Atitlan. There are several towns surrounding the lake, and I chose to stay in San Marcos since it’s known for its hippie community, gorgeous surrounding nature, and relaxing vibes over more popular … More Guatemala days 3-5: Hippie vibes and restoration in Lake Atitlan

Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano

My Guatemala solo trip was a short but very sweet one. The trip was basically divided into two parts: a very active portion and then relaxing and restorative portion. The first two days were on the active side so let’s dive right in to that. Day 1: Exploring Antigua + reconnecting with Jared I took … More Guatemala days 1-2: Exploring colorful Antigua + epic hike up Acatenango Volcano