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Hello! My name is Sarah, an expat who lived a life of a professional nomad for five years. I am now based in beautiful California and work overtime to travel. I love taking photos and this is my visual wanderlust diary.

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12 photos that will make you visit Montenegro; Kotor; Montenegro; St John's Fortress; Ladder of Kotor; montenegro view; rotor view; kotor hike; montenegro hike; day trip dubrovnik

Beautiful Boka Katorska Bay

Kotor, Montenegro When I first saw a picture of the view of Kotor Bay in Montenegro, I knew I wanted to go there. The clear blue waters and stunning mountain backdrop highlights the beautiful rooftops of this town which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Often referred to as Europe’s southernmost fjord, Boka KatorskaContinue reading

Vik Plane Iceland

Of Trolls, Planes and Horses

Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland The first time I saw a photo of this plane, I just know I have to get there. It wasn’t easy. 2-mile walk from the parking lot with very strong winds blowing up to 60 mph, with sand feeling like pellets on our faces. There was nowhere to hide from theContinue reading



Reykjavík, Ísland The Northernmost Capital of the World. Before budget airlines started to use this city as their hub, Reykjavík may have been unknown to most people. Pronouncing it is one thing, spelling it is the another (well, in all of Iceland too probably). But this quaint little city feels more like a small townContinue reading

Gullfoss Golden Circle Iceland

Golden Circle

Árnessýsla, Iceland   If you’ve read travel books or blog posts about Iceland, you’ll probably have heard of the Golden Circle. It is the most popular route and is included in almost all of the itineraries you can find (unless you only have less than a day) when you visit this country.     FollowContinue reading


Tokyo Express

Tokyo, Japan If you caught my previous post, you already knew that I booked a short Tokyo trip on a whim. My friends know me as a master trip planner, researching and organizing an itinerary even for months before the trip. But because of my busy schedule, I picked a few places where I wantedContinue reading

Tokyo Santa

Tokyo Christmas Lights

Tokyo, Japan I can’t believe I haven’t shared photos from my Tokyo trip exactly 2 years ago. I was working full time and attending grad school (and wished there were more than 24 hours in a day just so I can sleep longer than 3 hours), and had 2 weeks off from school and work.Continue reading

Great Wall of China

Autumn in Beijing

Beijing, China My first time in China was in the year 2010 when I had the chance to visit two main cities in mainland China plus Hong Kong for one whole week. It was a whirlwind trip but it was a good introduction to the country. If you will come upon my post on myContinue reading



Lisboa, República Portuguesa To the west of central Lisbon lies Belém, a historical district which shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city. It is said that this is where Portuguese explorers first embarked on their journey. It is also where two historical buildings also declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, still stands even after theContinue reading

Pena Palace


Sintra, República Portuguesa Approximately 28 kms (that’s only 18 miles!) from Lisbon lies a beautiful town that looked like it came out of a fairy tale. Aside from the 9th Century Castle of Moors and National Palace which served as a residence of the Royal Family, the most well-known stop is the Pena Palace. AtopContinue reading



Lisboa, República Portuguesa Lisbon is one of the most charming cities I’ve been to, but if there’s a part of Lisbon which I consider my favorite, it will be the Alfama neighborhood. Despite climbing up and down hundreds of steps, there’s something about Alfama that just captivated me and got me to return twice inContinue reading


Bom Dia Lisboa

Lisboa, República Portuguesa The first destination on my end-of-summer 2017 travel itinerary is the city I never knew I would fall in love with. Getting to Lisbon is like finding a gem, and I thank all the other travelers who wrote about this city. True, it reminds me of San Francisco, where I used toContinue reading



Petra, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan When I first heard of the New Seven Wonders of the World, I was surprised to learn about Petra. I have no doubt why it should be on the list, I was doubting myself as to why I am not familiar with it. If you asked me a year ago,Continue reading

Jordan, Dead Sea

Kingdom of Jordan

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan   We arrived in Jordan after a long 14-hour layover in Dubai. It must’ve been only a few hours when we needed to get up and get ready for our first long day in the Kingdom. Jordan may be popular now because of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders ofContinue reading



Yucatán, México   I have always heard of Cancun ever since I could remember. And though we only had a day and a night to explore this town, it was all worth the long driving hours. No, we didn’t go to Cancun to party. We went for the sights and the beach. And to findContinue reading



Yucatán, México   Mérida is said to be one of those up and coming destinations in Mexico. Truthfully, I never heard of this town until I started looking up ways on how to get to Chichén Itzá. Most people will fly to Cancun and take a day trip to the ruins. Instead, we decided toContinue reading


Chichén Itzá

Yucatán, México   Traveling on holidays maybe ideal for some, but it mostly means a more expensive plane ticket, as well as longer waiting lines in the airport. I usually avoid this and would rather fly on a quieter time. However, the real reason why I pushed on traveling this past  4th of July weekendContinue reading



Valladolid, México   Valladolid is a little-known colonial town in the Yucatán peninsula, where people only stay the night usually because of its proximity to Chichen Itza. We arrived right after sunset and the town square was busy with all the locals and vendors, hurrying and packing up to go home. No tourists were inContinue reading

Iceland Canyon


Fjaðrárgljúfur, Iceland   Exactly. I know what you’re thinking. Fjadra what? Up to now, I don’t know how to say it. But after seeing pics, and watching Justin Bieber’s video (I’m not even a fan), it’s hard to pass up an opportunity to visit this beautiful canyon. I have hiked one of the deepest canyons inContinue reading


Land of Ice

Jökulsárlón, Iceland Our second day in Iceland was full of ice… literally! We started out with a glacier hike and a visit to an ice cave, then headed to the infamous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon and to the other side of the bridge where you can find Diamond Beach aka Ice Beach.   Follow Sky Envy: Bloglovin’Continue reading


Chasing Icelandic Waterfalls

South Iceland When I heard of $300 flights from Los Angeles to Iceland, it was a no-brainer to book flights as soon as possible. It didn’t need much time to find who’s willing to go with me. Iceland was the first country in Europe I had stepped on after a very long time. Sadly, myContinue reading

St. Paul's London

London Blooms

London, United Kingdom   I can’t help but be excited to share these beautiful photos of London with you. It was the Easter weekend on my last day in this gorgeous city, I saw these lovely blooms at St. James’s Park. Later that day, I hopped on the underground to see St. Paul’s Cathedral andContinue reading

Luxembourg Garden Chairs

On a cloudy day in Paris

Paris, France It was the afternoon after I started the next level class I was bumped into. The day started with heavy dark clouds, as it was for four days since I arrived in Paris. I was determined to go to Jardin des Luxembourg that I have heard so much about. I took so manyContinue reading



Carmel, CA I love that I can come to a Central California beach on a weekend and see it not crowded. Don’t get me wrong, SoCal is still my home, but the Central Cali Coast just makes me feel like they’re giving me a warm hug everytime I visit.   Follow Sky Envy: Bloglovin’ / FacebookContinue reading


Le Dimanche

Paris, France It was drizzling on the first day after my Paris arrival, and the daylight savings time has just started unbeknownst to me. The smell of spring was just around the corner and the shoulder season has left the City free of crowds. It was the beginning of my new adventure, as I getContinue reading

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