- San Francisco Bay Area,
- US West Coast,
- Adventure Travel,
- Food & Wine
San Francisco based but have lived in NYC. Love all types of travel – from outdoor adventure escapes to wellness spa retreats. Finding the best local restaurants is a passion to say the least!
SFO is my airport for everything.
My travel style
I have traveled on a shoestring budget and love finding affordable lodging and food, yet also enjoy a luxury hotel and spa after a long trekking adventure. I am always searching for the next adventure – usually outdoor based hiking trips with time spent in cities or towns before or afterwards, where I seek out the best food and drink to be had!
Alila Ventana Big Sur
Just off the PCH, this newly all-inclusive and ever-romantic getaway is spread over 160 secluded acres.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom, served in the hotel restaurant.
Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability.
Timber Cove Resort
On 23 acres of the rugged Sonoma coastline, this revamped 1960s icon is a celebration of the wild landscape.
Design-focused B&B in the Matterhorn region of Switzerland with cozy rooms offering mountain views.
Recently returned from:
Trekking to Trolltunga and kayaking in the Fjords of Norway.
Eating and shopping my way through Paris.
Experiencing all of the amazing white wines in Portugal while driving from Lisbon to Porto, then inland back to Lisbon.
Road tripping from Anchorage to Fairbanks, Alaska with a lot of hikes along the way with a close friend.
The Himalayas of Northern India.
Bolivian Salt Flats.
The rest of Scandinavia – Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro.
One thing I can't travel without...
Lotion – I can't stand it when my hands get dry after airplane flights or hand washing!
Two truths, one lie:
I miscalculated and ran out of food when trekking New Zealand's Routeburn Trek.
I don't speak French and accidentally ordered offal in Paris.
I got stranded in Punta Arenas during a gas strike and almost missed my whole trekking adventure in Patagonia.
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