If I'm going to be honest, I'm not much of a glamper, much less a camper. Spending a week in the middle of a Texan desert and being subjected to extreme weather conditions, a communal bathroom, and a steady diet of food truck fare are not my ideas of fun.Read More
I realize I’ve neglected the blog recently, but there’s nothing like an amazing trip to inspire me to want to write on here again <3
I just wrapped up with vacationing in La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur. To be honest, I’d never heard of La Paz and wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find an adorable little town full of fresh seafood, fun water activities, and some of the friendliest and warmest people I’ve ever met.Read More
Since my parents own a condo in Honolulu, I rarely get the chance to stay at a hotel. This time around, the timing worked out so that I was able to spend one night at Laylow Waikiki, an adorable boutique hotel I’ve been ogling from afar for years
So was it as beautiful IRL as on the ‘gram?Read More
I hadn’t planned on having my first trip to the Big Island coincide with one of their biggest volcanic eruptions in recent history, but c’est la vie. Also, thankfully, the west side of the island where we were staying wasn’t impacted.Read More
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo may be separated by just a 20-minute drive, but they’re worlds apart. The “Cabo” you’ve heard about in college and seen in Hollywood movies is more representative of the former rather than San Jose del Cabo, a quiet, artsy town with more galleries and farm-to-table restaurants than nightclubs.
I thoroughly appreciated the quiet streets, touring the weekend farmers market, and the free-spirited people that San José del Cabo seemed to attract.
There were so many places I wanted to see (most notably Flora Farms and Acre), but two days just wasn’t enough time. I will, however, be returning within the next year for another visit, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing photos of those spots on my blog and Instagram in the near future.
In the meantime, here’s some places that I was able to experience, and personally recommend:
My Mexico travel diary is forthcoming, but first I wanted to rave about my accommodations in San José del Cabo.
I chanced upon Drift San José on Airbnb.com (though you can also book directly via Drift's website). The Baja ranch-inspired boutique hotel sprang up in defiance of the all-inclusive resorts overtaking Cabo and the rest of Mexico. Located smack dab in the heart of San José del Cabo’s historic downtown arts district, Drift seeks to immerse its guests in the local community and culture, rather than isolate them from it.
Prior to this trip, I'd never spent more than three consecutive nights in LA. Because of its proximity to San Francisco, I viewed LA more as a place for a quick weekend getaway, rather than a real vacation destination.
But that means I'd never really delved very deep into the city of angels before. This time around, we booked an Airbnb in Silver Lake for a full week, during which I fell in love with LA's inspiring street style, the beautiful people, the delicious food, and all the artfully designed spaces.
Here’s a list of my recommended places on where to eat, drink and play in Los Angeles:Read More