Domestic Travel · San Francisco · Travel

Staycation: Bernardus Lodge at Carmel Valley

The past weekend Ian and I went on a staycation at Carmel Valley, about 2.5 hours south of San Francisco. Carmel Valley is the inland, lesser-known cousin of Carmel by the Sea, popular for its coastal views. I came across this San Franciscan getaway on New York Times and PureWow, and decided to book a night’s stay at the… Continue reading Staycation: Bernardus Lodge at Carmel Valley

Domestic Travel · Hometown · Los Angeles · Travel

Day trip from LA: Solvang & Ostrichland

Solvang is a little town established in 1911 by a group from Denmark, located 2.5 hours north of Los Angeles. With a population of less than 5,500, the Danish heritage continues today in the town. The town is filled with bakeries, restaurants and shops offering a taste of Denmark in California. Being near Santa Barabara wine county, there… Continue reading Day trip from LA: Solvang & Ostrichland

Domestic Travel · Portland, Oregon · Travel

Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon is a great place to visit on a long weekend. Other than the city’s eco-friendly values and impressive public transportation system, what really stood out was its food scene. Portland is well-known for its donuts, amazing coffee, and of course, the food trucks. Read on to find out where to eat in this wonderfully hippy… Continue reading Where to Eat in Portland, Oregon

Domestic Travel · New Orleans · North America · Travel

6 Days in New Orleans

New Orleans is famous for its “Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll!)” attitude towards life. It was one of my favorite trips we took last year, strolling through streets with amazing jazz performances and eating our fill of jambalaya and beignets. Below is a sample itinerary for 6 days in NoLa. DAY 1… Continue reading 6 Days in New Orleans

Domestic Travel · New Orleans · Travel

New Orleans Guide

New Orleans has been on my travel list for a very long time. I’ve been drawn to the city by its history, food, music and culture (okay, my child-like curiosity about the city’s rich tradition of witchcraft, voodoo and ghost stories contributed a little. Or a lot.) Below is my guide to highlights of the Big Easy. *NOLA is nicknamed the… Continue reading New Orleans Guide