The Trip of a Lifetime! I traveled in Europe from early September through late December 2021, and visited 14 different countries (woweee! 8 of which were new to me), while working part-time remotely. This is my guide to planning travel through Europe as an American, during year 2 of a pandemic (yes, it’s possible and […]


We went to Key West a few weeks ago in June and we had a great time! We did a red eye from San Francisco to Miami, and from there we drove down the narrow highway to Key West, the last portion of the Florida Keys. Here are my top 5 favorite things I did […]

So this is a BELATED post, but I found a draft of this and decided to (finally) finish it up. We went to Mexico City last September for the Labor Day long weekend. Mexico City is a place I’ve been wanting to visit, especially after it was featured in the highly anticipated NY Times Top Places to […]

Hello all, Happy New Year! It has been a while since I last blogged but one of my goals this year was to get back at it. One of the ways I’m doing it is by revisiting my @themapwanderer instagram feed. On January 1st I started my photo a day and have been doing pretty […]

What better way to experience international immersion firsthand than Nicaragua? A couple days I came back from a wonderful trip to Nicaragua where I got the chance to join several groups of high school students on their summer Global Glimpse program. I’ve been on the Advisory Board for the Bay Area-based non-profit organization since early last […]

Anyone else feeling a strong case of wanderlust? I am, as always! So, I decided to come up with a list of my favorite travel quotes to keep me inspired for future travels. All photos and quote design by me. Here it goes! [ one ] brighton, uk [ two ] vevey, switzerland [ three […]

Today’s photo of the day is from the place I call home – the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve seen the Golden Gate Bridge from many different views, but this one was definitely the BEST! We drove to Baker Beach, where you can walk on the beach and towards the bridge. The short stroll on […]

On my trip to New York City in September, I decided I wanted to see if there were any “mappy” things around town. I did a quick Google search and stumbled across this room at the New York Public Library. It was an added bonus that I had never been to this library before on […]

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Michaels to get a paint pen for another project, and while I was feeling crafty, I spontaneously put together a little project with a few things I found in the store. That store gets me every time! Anyway, I wanted to share my process for putting it together […]

Hello hello! Hope everyone is enjoying their Friday (or Saturday) depending on where you are in the world. Today, I’m presenting to you a map that I found at the Green Apple Bookstore in San Francisco. I think it’s beautiful and will be going up on my wall soon! Oh, just a little background. I […]

Happy New Year, friends! 2013 in numbers 1 graduation from Master’s program 3 NEW states on the list (Vermont, Idaho, Montana) 6 states visited altogether (Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Vermont, New York) 5 NEW countries visited (Iceland, Albania, Kosovo, China, South Korea) 2013 has definitely not been my easiest year, but I really feel like […]

Happy Holidays, everyone! Today, I’d like to start a series featuring great organizations that I’ve gotten the privilege to support. This first one is the International Development Exchange, more commonly known as IDEX. I came across IDEX on a Google search while on my job search, and found out that they had a Young Professionals […]

This was the closest I was going to get to celebrating the holidays in London after being away for just over a year. What a well-executed event that transformed us to the places and people of the stories of Charles Dickens! The characters from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, the Christmas Carol (and many more!) came […]