*A day in the life of a 20-something West Coaster *

*A day in the life of a 20-something West Coaster *

Category: Travel

The Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands

50 Shades of Blue

September 5-9, 2017

Two years ago, a friend of mine posted a photo on Instagram of the most amazing swirly water and sand beach I’ve ever seen.  I immediately messaged him asking where on Earth this place was, to which he replied, “it’s called Whitsundays in Australia off of Airlie Beach”.  Hello new bucket list location!  Side note: the beach was actually WhiteHaven Beach, at the inlet. It’s a 7km beach (4 miles or so) ending with a swirl of sand and water flowing from the middle of the island out to the ocean. STUNNING. 

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Villa de Leyva, Colombia
!Bogotá, Colombia¡

!Bogotá, Colombia¡

Bienvenido a Bogotá!

In July, my family and I ventured to a new continent: South America! Colombia, specifically.  Upon arrival in Bogotá, I have officially stepped foot in 6 out of the 7 continents.  Only Antarctica remains, which might remain un-visited for a while.  Keep reading for our adventures and plenty of pictures!  My next post will be about our short road trip to Villa de Leyva, a beautiful village a few hours away. (more…)

San Diego!

San Diego!

Girls Trip – April 13-16, 2017

Thursday:

My roommate/cousin/bff and I decided to go on a girls trip to San Diego since we were sick and tired of the gloomy San Francisco weather!  We jumped on a plane straight from work and headed down to warmer weather.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina since it looked to be pretty central to all the activities we wanted to do.  All checked in, we went on yelp to find a spot for dinner and stumbled upon Voltaire Beach House. It was such a great spot, half indoors and half outdoors, with trivia night in session as we arrived.  We kept our eyes on the s’mores option for dessert, but by the time we remembered (thanks drinks) the kitchen was already closed. Don’t worry, we went back for them on Saturday and they were totally worth it. (more…)

Staycation + Spa Weekend

Staycation + Spa Weekend

Memorial day weekend – May 28-29, 2017

Sunday:

I decided to round out the holiday weekend with my first #staycation in San Francisco after nearly 10 years of living in this city.  Hello weekend of spa activities, relaxation, hotel bathtubs and shopping! I booked myself an 80 minute aromatherapy massage at one of the nicest spas I’ve ever seen, Nob Hill Spa, and decided to stay the night at the hotel, Scarlet Huntington to truly make it a relaxing staycation.  At Nob Hill Spa, with getting any one of their services, you get access to all of their facilities which includes a large indoor infinity pool, hot tub, zen room (nap time!), eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, showers, etc. and the option for a poolside lunch. (more…)

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz – June 2 – 4, 2017

This past weekend, I went on a quick weekend road trip with my friend, Erin, down to Santa Cruz via Highway 1, which was such a gorgeous drive.  We stayed at a cute little AirBnb near Natural Bridges Beach, which had slightly rusty bike cruisers that we were able to use.  It was a weekend full of sun, laughter and happiness. Here’s what happened:

Friday:

Friday night we hit up the Beach Boardwalk and even jumped on a few rides: hello Giant Dipper! I hadn’t ridden the Giant Dipper in almost 15 years and was dying of laughter.  It’s the most rickety ride I’ve ever been on.  We thought we were going to fly right off with every turn. (more…)

Hello, It’s Me!

Hello, It’s Me!

First post, y’all.

I’m so excited to begin this journey!

I decided to start a blog after my friend brought up the idea of starting one herself.  While she was talking, I couldn’t help but think that was a great idea, but that it’s not for me, no way do I have time for that, and what would I even write about?  Turns out, what she said stuck with me, and, here we are.  I want to create my own platform where I can document on-goings in my life, so I can one day look back at what I’ve created and dig through the memories.  I also want to improve my writing skills, work on my photography from my trusty iPhone, and see what I can do with something a bit outside of my comfort zone.  This will be such a fun learning process, I can’t wait to get started. (more…)

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