Earth Day

Happy Earth day all! This Earth day, I’m reminiscing about the beautiful beaches of Menorca. This small island off the coast of Spain was the backdrop for a perfect weeklong camping trip when I studied abroad. From secluded beaches with reefs perfect for snorkeling to trails overlooking deep blue water and grassy knolls; from packed white sand beaches…

Bruges

On a cold winter morning, we wandered through the knolls and fog of Belgium to the medieval storybook town of Bruges. It was 6 AM when we left the warmth of our AirBnb to walk downtown and catch our BlaBla car to the countryside. As we napped in our carpool, we passed through the dense…

Living Small

I lived comfortably in closet sized rooms, with small windows and little balconies with beautiful city views. I spent my days outside, in the plazas and cafes of my neighborhood, with new friends and strangers. I lived a happy and healthy life, full of sunshine and fresh air. And ever since returning to the states, I’m…

Simba Sees Barcelona

For those of you who don’t know, Simba, my precious stuffed animal, is my favorite travel buddy. From changing Simba’s diapers, to carrying Simba around to see the National Parks, Simba has seen it all. So here’s a fun account of my time with Simba in beautiful Barcelona. Enjoy! Parc Güell Unfortunately, the park was only free…

Day Trip to Tibidabo

I was just outside Barcelona hiking in the foothills of Mount Tibidabo. I was at the end of this path and I came to a clearing and there was a lake, very secluded. And there were tall trees all around. It was dead silent. Gorgeous. And across the lake I saw…a beautiful woman…bathing herself…but she…

San Sebastian: Playas y Pintxos

Pintxos, beaches, lush green rolling hills, and the land of the oldest language in Europe… Donostia was truly a splendor for a weekend trip… This weekend trip started with a bright and early 4:30 AM bus  ride to catch the first metro to the Barcelona airport from my tiny Gracia apartment. As painful as these early morning…

Girona: Temps de Flors

Temps de Flors- an enchanting festival where an old Romanesque Catalonian town (featured in Season 6 of Game of Thrones!) turns into a wonderland of colors with flowers around every turn, decorating every balcony, and livening through every patio. This week is Temps de Flors in Girona, a town about a 30 minutes train ride…

Sunsets

Sunsets are my favorite part of the day. It’s a transition between the working day and the relaxing night. And the sky turns into the most beautiful colors immaginable. Coming from Southern California, sunsets at the beach always meant bonfires and putting on oversized sweatshirts while handing out with friends. When I studied at Berkeley,…