The Great Wall and I have a long history I wrote my first bucket list when I was in 2nd grade. It hung on my bedroom door for many years. It was written in cursive on 8.5×11 printer paper and decorated with stickers along the edge. It wasn’t a very long list. This was pre-Google …
The Muslim Quarter, the City Wall, and more. I was ready to brush off Xian as a jumping point to some other destinations but ended up enjoying so much.
If you’re looking for an adventurous weekend getaway from Berlin, Saxon Switzerland is where you need to go. I mean this park has it all: a river to kayak in, hiking trails, via ferratas, scary climbs, and this being Europe – a castle.
South Beach is all about the glams and the blings. South Beach is where excesses are flaunted and skins are shown. In theory I should feel more at home in low key (har har) Key West, but in reality I fell in love with South Beach vibe the moment I stepped out of my cab in front of my hostel.
As an outdoor and road trip lover, I’m lucky to call California home. With its abundance of state and national parks, California is home to some of my favorite stretches of road. Having said that, Jack and I don’t drive much since we don’t even own a car, so driving in Florida turned out to …
I came to Crystal River, Florida to swim with wild manatees and the experience went above my already ridiculously-high expectation. Manatees are officially my new favorite water animals.
In Weeki Wachee, Florida, mermaids are real enough. As a matter of fact, there are more mermaids here in than the town’s inhabitants (Weeki Wachee, pop: 12, slogan: “The Only City Of Live Mermaids!”).
For me going to Japan was like having a part of my childhood come to life. I grew up reading mangas where I learned about eating taoyaki, going to onsen, and sitting around kotatsu before I knew there was a “Japan” beyond these stories, if you know what I mean.
Hakone is a region about 2 hours north of Tokyo known for its many hot springs. It is also one of the best viewpoints to see Mt. Fuji. There are plenty of day trip ideas from Tokyo but since my mom was coming with me I was looking for something that’s mellow and doesn’t require …
When I learned that my visit would coincide with one of Tokyo’s sumo grand tournament, watching a sumo match became one of the top things I wanted to do in Tokyo.
I didn’t love Cuba. I didn’t hate it either. Looking back at my time in Cuba, some memories shine brighter than others. Here are a few of them. Not all are pleasant, but they are all definitely memorable.
Where is Sumba? In short: Sumba is an island, roughly the size of Jamaica, in that long chain of small islands that includes Bali and Lombok in Indonesia. While Bali and Lombok have become households names around the world, Sumba is still relatively undiscovered. Relative is a keyword here. Known for its wild coastlines, surfers …
2016 recap. The last time I attempted to write an end-of-year recap, it was May by the time I finished it and I scrapped the whole post.
Instead of spending a bleary 10 hour layover in Taipei Airport, we had 4 days to relax, eat, and see Taiwan. Spoiler: we ate all the food.