Mexico

A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

The capital city of Guadalajara is centrally located within in the Mexican state of Jalisco and is a perfect hub for branching out into the surrounding area. Don’t get me wrong - the city of 1.5 million is definitely worth its own visit; it’s brimming with art, music, shopping, and delicious food - plenty of… Continue reading A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

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california, USA

A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California is one of the largest urban parks in the world. It covers over four thousand acres, in the Los Feliz neighborhood with Burbank to the North and Glendale to the East, running along the 5 freeway. It’s even bigger than Central Park in New York. The park is an… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

USA

A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

When you think of Arizona what thoughts are brought to mind? Hot weather? Desert and cactus? Maybe water skiing on Lake Powell? Cue a Matrix meme here: what if I told you, there is a part of Arizona that gets cold and even sees snow? Crazy right? The city of Sedona sits at about 4,000… Continue reading A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

USA

Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Los Angeles is a pretty hip place. Trendy restaurants seem to pop up every other day, there’s always another cool bar to try out or an event happening somewhere. But there are so many trendy restaurants, bars, and museums spread out all over that sometimes it’s hard, even for a local, to know where to… Continue reading Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Mexico

Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress

Considering how close we are to the border of Mexico in Southern California, it’s surprising how many people I know who have never crossed over. Perhaps some of it is because of the bad press Mexico always gets for being corrupt and unsafe for travelers (which is not true, and might be something to address… Continue reading Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress

Asia

Busan Beach Weekend

Korean summers are insanely hot and humid. Even coming from California, I could not handle the heat. Almost every day it was 90 degrees with 70% humidity and then out of nowhere there would be a torrential downpour that just made it even hotter. Luckily, being a peninsula you can find easy relief from the… Continue reading Busan Beach Weekend

USA

Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

Honolulu and Waikiki Beach are almost synonymous with Hawaii itself. A wide angle shot of the soaring hotel high rises lined up along the beach is used in movies and TV shows over and over again.  When you’ve only got a day in a place as awesome as Honolulu, you’ve really got to prioritize. There’s… Continue reading Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

Europe

Why the Trip to Windsor Castle is Definitely Worth It

London is hands down my favorite city. I might be a little biased because I studied abroad there in college, but the magic of the city is hard to deny, even to the most skeptical.  There is so much to do and see that there are endless combinations to fill your time. You can literally… Continue reading Why the Trip to Windsor Castle is Definitely Worth It

USA

LA Museum Day

I’ve been fascinated by history for as long as I can remember. When most kids played in a cardboard box pretending it was a car, I wrote Mayflower on the side of mine and pretended to sail to America. When I was in the seventh grade I went on a class trip to Colonial Williamsburg… Continue reading LA Museum Day

USA

Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

The Aloha State. The Sandwich Islands. Hawaii is one of those places that seems to entrance everyone who steps foot on one of her islands. I know of dozens of people who return back again and again and I’ve never understood why someone would go to the same place for every vacation until I went… Continue reading Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle