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
I made it to Kenya!!! Getting here was by far the longest and toughest travel stretch yet, but the moment I landed I felt so grateful to be here and anxious to get going on this long-anticipated trip. Even though it’s only been one day, I wanted to shoot off this blog post since I’m … More Kenya day 1: Beginnings in Nairobi + whole new world
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
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
Hola everyone!! I’m back from the most magical 5 days at Rapture Surf Camp in Nicaragua. I somewhat impulsively booked this trip a month ago to take advantage of the long weekend and do something different from my usual birthday rager. I was not sure what I was getting myself into, but the whole experience … More Surf camp in Nicaragua + my 26th birthday!
Aloha blog! I’m a bit off my usual blogging schedule since I’ve had my little sister (Tina) here with me in SF the past 7 days. It was her first time in the Bay and she and I had SUCH a blast playing tourists, eating yummy food, meeting my friends, being lazy, having soul-healing conversations, … More Sissy’s first visit to SF!
Happy 4th of July!! For this year’s holiday, I spent a long weekend in Vancouver, Canada with Rene/Anna/the girls as we were all up there for Janice’s wedding. I have a super packed few days to recap filled with exploring, parties, lazy time on the couch, amazing food…and the best part, sharing it all with … More Girl’s weekend in Vancouver + Janice’s wedding
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
After kicking off my trip in Cebu, I decided to hop on a ferry to Bohol for the next few days. I originally was conflicted about this decision since I heard mixed reviews from other travelers about Bohol, but given I spent an extra day in Cebu, I thought it made sense to choose a … More Philippines days 5-7: Countryside and jungle vibes in Bohol
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