Destination: Solvang, California

Solvang town center (March 2022) Solvang means "sunny field" in Danish, and this small town in central California certainly pays tribute to its Danish history. Much of the town is decked out in quaint, half-timbered buildings reminiscent of the Nordic country, and it's a popular tourist stop for those on their way up and down … Continue reading Destination: Solvang, California


Destination: Santa Barbara, California

Mission Santa Barbara (March 2022) Santa Barbara is a coastal city located just 90 miles/145 km from Los Angeles, along the central coast of California. Home to just 88,000 residents, the city is a notable change to the nearly 4 million of its neighboring LA-- in contrast to the big city life, Santa Barbara feels … Continue reading Destination: Santa Barbara, California

Hotel Review: Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Hello, folks! This will be a new travel series on this blog, as I will be reviewing accommodations I've stayed at throughout my travels. I got this idea after my most-recent trip to Argentina, where I stayed at some incredible hotels and had a great time. In fact, this first hotel I'm reviewing first inspired … Continue reading Hotel Review: Palacio Duhau- Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

2022: My Year in Review

Welcome to 2023! 2022 is behind us, and we're steadily moving through the 2020s. COVID is still around, but in spite of that, the world has since reopened to travel and "normal life." I already wrote about my 2022 year in the last post, but in essence, it was a good year for love and … Continue reading 2022: My Year in Review

Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan

Beautiful red lanterns of Jiufen (December 2014) Before I proceed, I will let you know that this post had been sitting in my blog drafts for over two years, almost three, at this point. I'd been meaning to write about Jiufen for so long and having it published at the end of the year (to … Continue reading Destination: Jiufen, Taiwan