Destination: San Diego, California (Part 2)

The Botanical Building at Balboa Park (May 2021) Over Memorial Day weekend last year, we did a quick trip to San Diego. It'd been over 20 years since I last visited, and I was keen on returning to check it out again. Although it was only for day, the visit to this part of southern … Continue reading Destination: San Diego, California (Part 2)

Destination: San Diego, California (Part 1)

Views of Torrey Pines beach and the bluffs (May 2021) As the world slowly began opening up last year, I decided to spend the long, Memorial Day weekend in San Diego. Granted, it was a day trip, but it was still much-desired opportunity to get out of town and check out another part of California. … Continue reading Destination: San Diego, California (Part 1)

5 Favorite Ramen Spots (outside of Japan)

I have never met anyone who didn't like ramen (Japanese noodle soup). After all, what's there not to like about it? Rich broth, chewy noodles, tender slices of pork...it's the ultimate comfort food that's sure to make your day better. I've had my fair share of delicious ramen while visiting Japan (especially at world-famous joints … Continue reading 5 Favorite Ramen Spots (outside of Japan)

Lost in LA: Long Beach

Near Belmont Shore (July 2020) Home to over 460,000 residents, the city of Long Beach is one of the largest cities in Los Angeles, if not in the entire state of California. This coastal city is located at the very southeast end of Los Angeles County, right at the border with Orange County. Its blend … Continue reading Lost in LA: Long Beach