One Night in London

My travel bucket list has three categories: 1. Piece of cake…easily achievable! 2. Hmmm…it’s going to be difficult but it will happen someday! 3. Ummm…in another lifetime perhaps?  But before I start talking… Continue reading

Charleston, South Carolina: A True Southern Beauty

Charleston is now one of the most spectacular cities and hottest destinations in the United States and was named by Travel and Leisure as the #1 city in North America.

Thoughts on Race and their Relationship to the Outdoors while Hiking at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California 

While hiking at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, I noticed the demographics of the hikers were mostly 90% whites and 10% Asians. I remembered a podcast I listened to exploring the relationship of race and the outdoors. The National Park Service has reported the lack of diversity in hiking, and when breaking down the numbers, the demographics for their staff mirror the demographics of the visitors, as well as volunteers: 80% whites, 5-6% Hispanics and Blacks, and 2% Asians.

Chasing Waterfalls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon 

The highlight of my Portland trip was a visit to the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Although the time I spent perusing books at Powell’s City of Books was a blast, I wanted… Continue reading

A Weekend of Keeping up with the Snots at The Hamptons

The Hamptons was never on my bucket list even during my shallow twenty-something years. At that age, I was constantly around the party crowd, who regularly went clubbing just to see and be… Continue reading

The Not-So-Touristy New York 

If you're like me who's been to New York City many times and are no longer interested in seeing the touristy route, or it's your first time in the city but hate the… Continue reading

A Reflection on Life While Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge 

There’s a metaphorical reason why I want to cross a bridge on my milestone birthday. Perhaps everything I had wished for in life is waiting for me at the other end. But the reality is there’s a huge gap between that end and from where I am.

I’m in a New York State of Mind 

Working as a flight attendant on a trip assignment to New York, I can still remember my excitement as our plane started its descent. Looking down from the plane’s galley window, I saw… Continue reading

San Francisco Day Trip: The Historic Point Reyes National Seashore 

One of the most beautiful day trips you could take from San Francisco is to Point Reyes National Seashore. But if you have enough time to spare, I highly recommend to stay a… Continue reading

Heaven on Earth: Portland, Day 2

I waited for the rain to subside, but it just kept pouring. I hate wasting time while on vacation so I abruptly woke up my son and told him to get ready. “But it’s still raining!” he said. “Yeah, so? I have the perfect place in mind!” I told him.