“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.” – Charlie Chaplin Image: Snoqualmie Falls, Washington (USA) | Summer 2014

Solo Adventure – Florence

I had joined a Europe tour with a group of my childhood friends. It was an express tour in which we would stay in one city for a day or two at most before traveling on a coach (or ferry) to our next destination, our next hostel. On this day, we arrived in Florence and I…

“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” – Marie Curie Image: Church in Valley at Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland | Spring 2016

Eats: Happy Hour at Fonte Cafe & Wine Bar, Seattle, Washington (USA)

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein Image: The Colosseum, Rome, Italy | Spring 2016

Eats: Florentine Steak, Florence, Italy

“I think it’s important to realize you can miss something, but not want it back.” – Paulo Coelho Image: Piazza del Popolo in Rome, Italy | Spring 2016

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” – Doug Firebaugh Image: Arc de Triomphe, Paris, France | Spring 2016  

“I am learning everyday to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be, to inspire me and not terrify me.” – Tracee Ellis Ross Image: Eiffel Tower, Paris, France | Spring 2016

Monkey Business – Kanchanaburi

What a treat! We spotted a gang of monkeys while driving through the mountains in Kanchanaburi. Our driver was kind enough to stop in the middle of the road for us to snap a few photos and attempt to feed them Pringles from our van. Our guide then pointed out that the entire gang of…

Eats: Homemade Mauritian Food

“I suppose I love my scars because they have stayed with me longer than most people have.” – Nikita Gill Image: Las Vegas Strip aka Sin City, Nevada (USA) | Winter 2015

“How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” – Unknown Image: Wat Pho Temple aka Temple of the Reclining Buddha in Thailand | Summer 2016

Eats: Mint Mojito from Phil’s Coffee, California (USA) It’s a crack of a coffee – this mint mojito!

“When people leave and you feel broken, remember, they don’t complete you. It was you who had given them the permission to control you. And now, you’re free.” – Sayan Sen Image: San Francisco Downtown, California (USA) | Spring 2015

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou Image: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (USA) |  Spring 2015

“Change may not always bring growth, but there is no growth without change.” – Roy T. Bennett Image: Stone Buddha Head entwined in Tree Roots at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya in Thailand – Summer 2016

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost Image: Erawan Falls (One of Seven) in Thailand | Summer 2016

“It is okay to outgrow people and places, and sometimes the person you used to be.” – Tanvi Mona Deshmukh Image: Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan | Summer 2016

Don’t Go Hiking in Keds – Mt. Rainier

We were going horseback riding in Elbe, Washington when we discovered that Mt. Rainier National Park was just a short drive away. What a pleasant surprise, we thought. After driving through several scenic viewpoints, stopping to play in snow and sip on root beer floats, we decided we would take a short “easy” 1.3 mile…

Eats: Lobster Mac & Cheese from Purple Cafe, Seattle, Washington (USA)

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Image: Tulip Festival, Mount Vernon, Washington (USA) | April 2016

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boese Image: Mama & Baby Goat at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington (USA) | Summer 2015

“People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln Image: Penrose Point State Park, Washington (USA) | Memorial Day Weekend 2015

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” –…

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Image: Deer Sighting at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington (USA) | Summer 2015

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” – Denis Waitley Image: Hamilton Pool, Austin, Texas (USA) | Nov 2016

“It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be… I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” – Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Image: Lake 22, Washington (USA) – Summer 2016

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy Image: Jellyfish at the Seattle Aquarium, Washington (USA) | Feb 2016

“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.” – Azar Nafisi Image: University of Washington Quad, Seattle, Washington (USA) | Spring…