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

Los Angeles · Travel

Day Trip from LA: San Diego Safari Park

Going to Africa for a Safari adventure is one of the top things on my travel bucket list. But before I embark on that once in a lifetime trip, I decided to get a taste of the safari in… drumroll, please … San Diego! San Diego Safari Park, just a 2.5-hour drive from LA, offers a variety… Continue reading Day Trip from LA: San Diego Safari Park

Asia · International Travel · Korea · Travel

Flashback Friday: Seoul, Korea

Whenever I visit a foreign country, after a few days I usually start picking up on some local words (train station, bathroom, thank you). For the life of me, I did not click with Korean. It just didn’t register in my head. So when I visited Seoul with my girlfriends, it was a very relaxing trip… Continue reading Flashback Friday: Seoul, Korea

Canada · North America · Travel

5 Days in Banff National Park

Banff National Park is a travel destination on the rise. People from all over the world visit for its majestic mountains, spectacularly blue lakes, various hiking trails, and wildlife sighting opportunities. It has something for everyone, even if you are not an avid hiker or skier. I first wanted to visit after coming across Canadian photographer Callum… Continue reading 5 Days in Banff National Park

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