North Shore, Part 2: The Historic Town of Hale’iwa

Waikiki Beach is the more cosmopolitan side of Oahu where most tourists stay. But if you are looking for something less action packed (in terms of crowd) and more laid back beaches but… Continue reading

North Shore, Part 1: The Scenic Drive along the Kamehameha Hwy

If you ask a surfer in Oahu where the best waves are, they will surely point you to go north. North Shore beaches are best known for its waves, a mecca for surfers.… Continue reading

Trekking Diamond Head in Oahu

The number one thing in my must-do list while in Honolulu was to climb Lē’ahi, more commonly known as the Diamond Head State Monument. Once an active volcano, it is now the most… Continue reading

Aloha with Love

It’s a blessing that our flight to Hawaii wasn’t cancelled. On the night before our departure, there was a forecast of snow in the Dallas metroplex. The next morning, I looked out at… Continue reading

Why I ❤️ Manila

Most travel guides often suggest to skip Manila when traveling to the Philippines. While there are plenty of beautiful places to see and visit outside Manila, skipping it may deprive you of an… Continue reading

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai or Gong Hey Fat Choi! These terms all loosely translates to “Congratulations and Be Prosperous”. Today begins the Lunar New Year in the Chinese calendar. It is traditionally celebrated… Continue reading

My Favorite Place

I found this short essay/ poem from Travel and Leisure magazine a few years before I had my first child. I tore the page and kept it with me until it was all… Continue reading

Things to do at Narita Airport Japan

Last November I went to visit the Philippines for only two weeks. When it was time to go, I didn’t want to leave. I have missed my homeland so terribly and my visit… Continue reading

Eating on a Budget in Tokyo: Uogashi Nihon-ichi Standing Sushi Bar

Tokyo was dethroned by Singapore as the world’s most expensive city in 2014. But don’t assume Tokyo has gotten cheaper. According to a CNN Money report, a loaf of bread costs about $9.06… Continue reading

Photo Journey: Positano, Amalfi Coast

The beauty of Positano can only be described in pictures.. Words are simply not enough….