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

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 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

Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour

I’m back from 3 amazing days in the Amazon Rainforest! This trip was hands down the most I’ve ever roughed it, but it was one of the best experiences of my life. I’ve dreamed of going to the Amazon since I was little, so the whole experience was truly a dream come true. Day 3: … More Colombia days 3-6: dream come true in the Amazon + spontaneous detour

Colombia days 1-2: beginnings in Bogota + finally feeling ready

I have about a million thoughts to cover from my first two days in Colombia. If I’m honest, I originally didn’t have the highest expectations for Bogota. I’m not the biggest fan of big cities and so I decided to stay in Bogota for only one full day to relax after flying from SF and … More Colombia days 1-2: beginnings in Bogota + finally feeling ready

Lake Tahoe weekend without the lake

Hey hey, how are you all? Hope everything is going fab-u-lous-ly! Following last week’s rarer “serious” posts, I’m happy to say that things have been looking up. I’ve been in a better mood and really focusing on tackling my things-to-make-me-happy-list, and a little is going a long way. I’ve been catching up with friends, focusing … More Lake Tahoe weekend without the lake

Work week in Chicago + weekend in Boston feat. lots of breweries

Next stop on my 3-week trip to the east coast was one week in Chicago for work, followed by Boston for a weekend to visit my brother. I must say, my project in Chicago went above and beyond compared to last year. I came in with a much more positive attitude and was able to … More Work week in Chicago + weekend in Boston feat. lots of breweries