THANKSGIVING BREAK: VISITING OAHU, HAWAII FOR THE FIRST TIME

Thursday, November 30, 2017

During Thanksgiving week, we took a week off of work and flew to paradise...

WEEKEND GETAWAY: LAST GLIMPSE OF FALL IN YOSEMITE

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Living in the Bay Area, though it comes with great weather, we don't get to see a lot of Fall color around here. After doing a bunch of research and finding out that the closest destinations are still pretty far (Eastern Sierra), I decided to take a shot at visiting the greatest national park that happens to be sitting in our backyard... Yosemite.. and see how she's doing in the Fall.

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE PARK AND WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Two weeks after our Disneyland trip, me and my friend decided to go back one last time before Halloween is over. We couldn't make it to California Adventure Park last time..

EXTRA SPOOKY TIME IN DISNEYLAND

Monday, October 16, 2017

For the month of October, my friend somehow convinced me to go to Disneyland twice (read about our second trip here) to experience their Halloween themed attractions. After that week in Disney World earlier this year, it's really hard to say no to another Disney trip so..


WEEKEND GETAWAY: HEARST CASTLE - MORRO BAY - SAN LUIS OBISPO - PISMO BEACH

Saturday, September 30, 2017

On my very first American road trip, my friend took me to Hearst Castle and I still remember how weirdly awesome it was to see a grand European-influenced castle in the middle of Highway 1. For this month's trip, I decided to go back to Hearst Castle for the second time and relive those moment. On the itinerary, I also added a couple of neighboring spots like Morro Bay and Pismo Beach. A couple of highlights...

WHY I PICKED DENVER, COLORADO TO VISIT

Saturday, September 23, 2017

When I proposed going to Denver to my friend who usually travels with me, she asked "why?" followed by "where the hell is even Denver again?". I had my doubts too when I was planning it initially but the plane tickets were cheap so I went with my guts and a couple of weeks later, we landed in Denver..

WEEKEND GETAWAY: INDIAN SPRINGS CALISTOGA

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Out of all the trips I've done this year, I think I'm most excited about this one because I've never planned a getaway around visiting a resort. It's always been about the destination and not where I stayed but not until I found this resort...

IMMERSIVE COLOR EXPERIENCE AT COLOR FACTORY

Saturday, August 12, 2017

When I first heard about Color Factory, I was a little bit skeptical. It sounds like another business that's trying too hard to become a viral sensation. During its opening month when not that many locals knew about it, I managed to snag a couple of tickets and visited on the first week of its opening. Here's what I thought...


DISNEY WORLD - SEVEN DAYS ITINERARY

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I honestly have no idea where I should start with this post because there's so much to share about this trip. I have planned for it 3 months in advanced to make sure that I don't freak out because a trip to Disney World on a 4th of July week can be pretty intense, or so I heard.

Disney did make things a lot more convenient through their dining plans and all. So basically, if you're staying with them, you get to purchase the all-in-one package that includes park tickets, meal plans and hotels. Upon arrival, they'll give you your 'Magic Band' that works as your ticket, room key and a payment method -- then you're good to go.

I'll try not to bore you with too much information but I thought I'll share my itinerary if you'd like to see..


CHASING WATERFALLS IN OREGON

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I've heard it plenty of times from coworkers and friends - they all love Portland and said they'd like to move there some day. I wanted to see its charm myself so I decided to go during the Memorial Day weekend. Didn't take much photos of the city because I spent most of my times there stuffing myself with all the amazing food Portland has to offer (Blue Star Donuts, Pok Pok, Salt & Straw, and many more). My favorite one that we kept going back after was this infamous chicken rice stall.

The next day, we rented a car and headed east towards where all the waterfalls are.

WEEKEND GETAWAY: DREAM VACATION HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE

Friday, April 21, 2017

After two full months of hiatus from going anywhere exciting, I finally got to check off one of my bucket list by renting out this insanely beautiful house in Joshua Tree..

GRAND CANYON AND ANTELOPE CANYON

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For my next national park adventure, I wanted to go to Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon. I’ve been to Grand Canyon once with a guided tour and though it felt a lot like a tourist trap, you still can’t deny that Grand Canyon is a natural wonder and be awed by it. Here are some highlights from the trip..

WEEKEND GETAWAY: MARIPOSA - YOSEMITE

Monday, January 30, 2017

My goal for 2017 is to visit as many national park as possible. To kick off the year, I picked Yosemite as my first national park to visit because not only it is the closest to where I live, I heard Yosemite looks pretty good in the Winter. Here are some highlights from the trip, if you'd like to see..

 
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