All posts tagged: waterfalls


I got invited by the Jamaica Board of Tourism to experience Carnival in Jamaica. I have always wanted to go to Carnival in Brazil and Trinidad & Tabago, so was really excited to go to experience it for the first time. I had been to Jamaica twice before, both when I was younger and with my family. I remember a few specific instances on both trips where I felt a little unsafe and uncomfortable, but totally went this time excited and with an open mind. I ended up having a great time, but there are some things you need to know about Jamaica before deciding to book a trip there. I got so many messages and comments from people seeing my pictures and videos from Jamaica, telling me they want to go there because of my pictures and how I made it look. First of all, Jamaica is beautiful, so it’s not hard to take pretty pictures there. But, it is also my job to make places look way better than they actually are, or …


OAHU It can be hard to decide what island to visit when booking a trip to Hawaii. I didn’t want to miss out on anything, and finally made up my mind to visit the three main islands so I can get the full Hawaiian experience. Oahu has a more “commercialized” feel, especially in Waikiki, but still offers a good mix of island and city life. Below are my Oahu highlights: Oahu Hikes- If you enjoy hiking, there are some great scenic hikes on Oahu. Some of my favorites include: ~Lanikai Pillbox Hike: Hike right before sunrise for some breathtaking views ~Diamond Head Hike: Set on the Waikiki coastline, you’ll get to see both city and ocean views ~Koko Head Hike: 1000+ stairs — brace yourself! ~Makapu’u Tidepools: A great spot for snorkeling and swimming but can be dangerous getting to the bottom so be careful! North Shore For a completely different experience than Waikiki and Honolulu, be sure to visit North Shore, Oahu. It’s a surfer town with beautiful beaches and a “locals only” vibe. …


If I could choose to move one place in America (besides maybe New York), it would hands down be Maui, Hawaii. I had the opportunity to spend six days in Maui and was able to really explore the best the island has to offer. Below is a full break down of my MAUI MUST SEE’S: WHERE TO STAY The Four Seasons Resort Maui Wailea is one of my new obsessions. With an extensive and stunning new renovation recently unveiled at the end of 2016, the newly designed resort takes perfection to a new level. With floor to ceiling transformations of its luxury guest rooms and suites, the resort is in even a better place than ever before. The new aesthetic honors the nature and beauty of the island while still maintaining a contemporary feel. I stayed in one of their luxury suites with a beautiful garden and ocean view. With a spacious living and dining room, bathroom, bedroom and two large balconies, it really gave you the feel of being in your own private home …


Hey guys! Check out my video from my recent trip to Hawaii. Be on the look out for my full Hawaii travel guide where I share the best things to do and see on the islands in my next post. Would love your feedback on the video! Video Produced by: HungryApe | @HungryApe Directed and Edited by: Solmaz Saberi | @SolmazSaberi -Nicole    


I took a day trip to Yosemite this weekend, and it is absolutely beautiful up there. I’m born and raised in LA and never been before- I can’t believe it took me this long to go. It was the perfect day to explore…the weather was cool, crisp and sunny. We went to Cooks Meadow, Valley View, Turtle Back Dome, saw a bunch of streams and waterfalls, saw the massive El Capitan, Half Dome and even went ice skating in Curry Village. We stayed at the Historical Ahwahnee Hotel in the heart of Yosemite Valley, and I loved it! It had a real cozy, rustic cabin feel, and the food there was really good too. For the short amount of time I was there, I squeezed in a lot, but definitely want to go back and hike the Half Dome! (12 hours round trip!). I’ll be back soon, maybe to camp next time (ha). Check out a couple of my favorite pics from the trip!