07/ 07/ 15

Snapshots of Ubud

Sunrise in Ubud, Bali

My two-week trip to Ubud, Bali was a magical adventure. It’s a colorful, spiritual place with lush greenery, healing foods, and kind-hearted people. Here are my favorite photos from the trip!Read more »


05/ 04/ 15

Learning to Meditate in Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Someone tell me what life is really about. Working a job just to afford an apartment just to work at that job? Burnt-out weekdays and debaucherous weekends? Climbing the corporate ladder to achieve someone else’s version of success? I wasn’t doing it right. Clearly. Because here I was, already jaded at the ripe ol’ age of 23.

These are the thoughts that swirled around my head as I left for an 11-day retreat at Blooming Lotus Yoga in Bali, Indonesia. There have always been inklings nestled in the back of my mind, telling me that there’s more to life than bowing down to your email inbox on the daily. Bali, one of the last truly spiritual places on this planet, was exactly where I needed to be.Read more »


04/ 20/ 15

3 Things You to Need to Do in the Philippines

El Nido in Palawan, Philippines

Here are 3 of the most memorable experiences I had in the Philippines. If you’re headed there (lucky you!) check these out – they’re guaranteed to be highlights of your trip.Read more »


04/ 05/ 15

Trouble in Thailand

Yoga retreat at Koh Yao Noi

Strange Visitor

It’s 4 am. I’m sleeping on a top bunk in a 20-person dorm in Chiang Mai. My bed shakes and I figure it must be Jamie climbing up my ladder. I bolt upright, remembering we have an early flight to Phuket today. Did I oversleep? Are we running late?Read more »


01/ 12/ 15

Pai: A Backpacker’s Playground

Pai, Thailand

Coming back to San Francisco after 3 weeks of traipsing around Southeast Asia feels strange. Being away for a while makes it easy to notice the scent of your own home – a weird experience, when your place of residence smells so unfamiliar. San Francisco smells crisp and sterile. It sounds like women gabbing on the phone about last night’s drunken antics. It tastes like $8.50 Tom Kha Soup, which is 279.44 Thai Baht, which is 249.44 THB more than what I would have paid in Thailand.Read more »





Hello! I'm Katerina, and I'm on a quest to complete my bucket list. Follow along for travel stories, happiness tips, and inspiration to make your life worthy of your dreams.

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