• Africa,  Travel

    Nairobi, Kenya

      I absolutely love Nairobi. I think it’s such a cool city, in the heart of Africa. So many big companies (Barclays, McKinsey, etc.) have offices there, yet it’s still very much an African city. The dynamic is spectacular and really speaks to me. I went to Nairobi to work with a non-for-profit for a few weeks, but I was lucky enough to see some Nairobi highlights while I was there. I took a day to do some fun animal visiting. First we went to an elephant orphanage. It was one of the cutest things I’ve ever done. I am vehemently anti-zoo, but this elephant orphanage rescues and rehabilitates elephants at…

  • Asia,  Travel

    South Korea

      After our trip to Japan, we stopped in South Korea for a few days. South Korea had a very different feel from Japan, so it was interesting to see the contrast. Seoul felt very commercial, especially compared to cities in Japan. There are huge malls everywhere, and many of the sites people recommend seeing are newly built shopping and business centers. The subway system is easy to navigate and filled with people at all times. But, there are still South Korean markets and palaces to see. The two palaces we went to see were Gyongbokgun and Changdeokgung. Both are gorgeous and historical, but to be frank, we were fairly…

  • Asia,  Travel

    Japan

      I should start by saying this was one of my favorite trips. Japan is one of the most incredible places. There is an energy of the culture that is enchanting. I should also mention, a big priority on this trip was the food. I am obsessed with sushi and ramen, so I intended to eat as much as possible. When we arrived in Tokyo we went to our hotel, Cerulean Tower Hotel, to drop our stuff off and start exploring. We went to a few historical places that first day, to Meiji Shrine, which is Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine. Right near there is the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which is…

  • North America,  Travel,  Wellness

    Hawaii

      I went with my family to Hawaii for ten days, and it was magical. I had been dying to go to Hawaii for years, and it didn’t disappoint. We went to Maui first and stayed in Wailea, the southwestern part of the island, and literally everything was stunning. The first few days we just relaxed by the pool and walked along the ocean. Every night we explored a bit for dinner. You can get incredible fresh fish at every restaurant, which is perfect for my family. Our favorite was Mama’s Fish House, but we enjoyed all the restaurants we went to (Morimoto Maui, Monekypod, Mala). We didn’t make it to…