What I learned leading a yoga retreat.

As soon as I finished my RYT 200 I knew I wanted to lead a yoga retreat. Preferably on the Greek island of Corfu after I had an epic 30th birthday adventure. I mean, a paid vacation seems like a no-brainer, right? Fast forward a few years, and I discovered a few things while leading my first…

Two Month Countdown

Now this is a work of culinary art. In two short months I'll be leading my first yoga retreat in Paa Mul, Mexico at Copal Retreat. I'm overjoyed (I'm talking over the moon and back excited, here) to have the opportunity to merge to of my most favorite activities - yoga and travel! I'm not a hotel kind…

Welcome 2015 | San Francisco, CA

In recent years, I've lost at least half a dozen close friends to San Francisco. It is no wonder that each time I have a long weekend, I wind up there. This year I was fortunate enough to welcome 2015 with friends, Champagne, and caviar with a rather ridiculous (and awesome) hip hop soundtrack. The weekend was packed with fantastic food,…

Hiking in Bogotá

Bogtoá is nestled in a valley, which makes weekday morning hikes accessible to city residents. We hiked one of my brother's favorite trails on a Monday morning. Since it was a work day, we only passed one other person on the trail. The hike was a tad steep in some places, and the altitude definitely made it…

Bogotá, Colombia

At the beginning of the year, my younger brother and cousin moved to Bogotá where they accepted positions teaching English through one of Colombia's government sanctioned schools, SENA.  After months of tracking their progress and adventures through Facebook and Skype, I couldn't take it anymore and booked a flight. We spent our time together exploring the…

Lake Tahoe | Truckee, CA

When people hear "Tahoe," they probably think of the lake (one of the US's largest, and second deepest behind Crater Lake) or skiing and other winter sports. Truth be told, it's a fantastic summer destination with mountains to hike, bike paths to shred, roller skating, fly fishing, kayaking, and just about any other outdoor activity suitable for…

Biking Through Copenhagen

I decided to make the trek to Copenhagen because it's listed as one of the happiest cities in the world. Thus, we decided to do like the Danes do and bike throughout Copenhagen. On Sunday, our game plan was to start at the hotel and cycle 40km along the coast to the Louisiana Museum of…

Copenhagen, Denmark

As the plane begins to descend, I peer out the window fascinated by the tiny white dots of offshore windmills and the Øresund Bridge which connects Denmark to Sweden through an underwater tunnel. From the sky, it looks as if the toy-sized cars are driving off the bridge into the depths of the ocean. Impressive stuff. I…

Neuschwanstein Castle | Germany

The Sleeping Beauty is hands down my favorite ballet of all time. The story, Petipa's choreography, the ornate costumes, the elaborate sets... the music? Well, it was good enough for Disney filmmakers to use for the melodies for ballads and background music in the 1959 animated film. Once I found out that Walt Disney based Princess Aurora's…

Lindau, Germany

I had never heard of Lindau until B insisted we take a day trip from Heidelberg to see it. Lindau is a Bavarian town/island on the freshwater lake Bodensee. It almost borders Austria and is across the water from Switzerland. After a beautiful afternoon driving through the bright yellow-green German countryside, we arrived on the island…