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….

The island of Capri: scary bus ride to Anacapri and the terrifying chairlift to Monte Solaro

On the day we planned to go to the island of Capri, the weather conditions weren’t as favorable. The clouds were visibly darker and could potentially rain. At the ticket booth in Sorrento, Keith… Continue reading

Touring Southern Italy: A Family Getaway in Sorrento

Vacationing in Sorrento can be especially difficult when traveling with children. The narrow streets are dominated by crazy drivers in their mopeds (the preferred method of transportation). They drive fast and are very… Continue reading

Lunch with a View at Le Ziryab, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Lately I’ve been reminiscing some of the trips we’ve taken in the past. I’ve been looking at pictures of the two boys and I can’t believe how much each has grown over the… Continue reading