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

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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

USA

Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna

Labor Day - the traditional end of summer (although fall doesn’t technically start until three weeks later) and that three day weekend right after the first week of school has become a popular holiday for spending time outdoors. Gotta soak up all that sun before it’s gone right? Or at least I assume that’s what… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna

Europe

Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Summer’s almost over and the fall season is just around the corner.  That means cool weather, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  If you think this seasonal obsession with pumpkin is just an American thing, think again.  In Germany, pumpkins (or kürbis) are eaten like any other squash, but in the Fall get… Continue reading Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

USA

A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

One of my favorite things to do when I’m on vacation is visiting historic sites, whether it be churches and castles in Europe, temples in Asia or ancient structures in Mexico, I love envisioning what life was like in that exact spot hundreds or sometimes thousands of years ago. It’s important to note when you… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

USA

Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay

There’s no doubt that San Diego is a beautiful city.  I might be biased since I grew up there, but I’m pretty sure a ton of people agree with me.  There is so much to see and do; sandy beaches line just about all of the coast, new breweries and restaurants are popping up what… Continue reading Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay

Europe

Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Just outside Regensburg, about 20 minutes by bus, is a most interesting sight. Something you wouldn't expect to see in a tiny little town in Bavaria. A German hall of fame inside a Roman neo-classical building named after the mytical land of the Norse Gods. According to Wikipedia, it was built by King Ludwig I… Continue reading Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?