Sykes Hot Springs, Big Sur, California

Sykes Hot Springs, Big Sur, California

Need a break from the city? How do some relaxing hot springs in the wilderness sound?  Sykes Hot Springs are is of the best “hidden” treasures in the greater Bay Area. Located in the Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur, these smelly and incredibly comfortable hot springs provide much needed relief for weary backpackers making their … Continue reading

New Years Resolution: Become a Minimalist

New Years Resolution: Become a Minimalist

After spending the majority of 2013 traveling, there is one thing I have come to find extremely useful- having less stuff. This whole concept of minimalism is not a new one, however, it goes against the American ideal that material possessions are a direct indicator of wealth and success. This is one ideal I am … Continue reading

A Bunny Christmas!

A Bunny Christmas!

I have a bunny that lives cage-free in my kitchen named Darius (recently named I should add as his name last week was Tobias and previously was Sunflower, Sunshine and Broccoli). It is hard to decide what to get a bunny named Darius for Christmas. Do you get him a carrot? A new waterer? Well, this … Continue reading

Falling with Flowers in Moab, Utah

Falling with Flowers in Moab, Utah

After returning from a few months in Central America, I had a week back home in sunny California before I needed to start heading to Colorado for training for my summer job. Instead of flying, like I had in the past, I thought it might be fun to drive. This way I could visit some … Continue reading

Half Dome as Bananas, Yosemite, California

Half Dome as Bananas, Yosemite, California

So after finally returning back to California after 8 months of solid travel abroad and within the United States, I realized that, alas, I had never been to Yosemite!! Being only four hours away, Yosemite was practically my backyard and yet I had neglected its beautiful and rigorous trails. Luckily, it was also about this … Continue reading

Coco Solo, Colon, Panama

Coco Solo, Colon, Panama

Hello all!  So sorry for the lack of posts in the last couple of weeks- I’ve been traveling (big surprise) and haven’t had internet Back in the real world…well kind of… so here we go! Much love ~B In 1918 the submarine base known as Coco Solo was established on the Northwest entrance to the … Continue reading

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Coffee Tour at Cafe Ruiz, Boquete, Panama

Cafe Ruiz was founded in the late 1800’s by the Ruiz family and since then the company has remained a family business. It has now grown into one of the most popular and widely consumed coffee brands in Panama. The main tasting station in Boquete, Panama offers a fabulous 3 hour $30 plantation tour that I … Continue reading

How to Travel Cheaply

How to Travel Cheaply

A question I’m asked quite often, is how can you afford to travel for months at a time? I could never do that. Well the answer is quite simple, know your options. Housing- Yes, hotels are expensive, so don’t stay in one. Most hostels in Central America are around $10/night and most of them are … Continue reading

Islas Secas, Chiriqui Provence, Panama

Islas Secas, Chiriqui Provence, Panama

Islas Secas or the Secas Islands are a group of about 16 deserted islands off of the Pacific Coast of Western Panama. Only one island has an eco-friendly resort, while the others remain completely uninhabited (to my knowledge). Due to the fact that they are quite far from the shore, they are seldom visited and … Continue reading