TRAVEL

Our Half Day in Napa Valley

Did you know that there are over 1,700 wineries registered in Napa Valley? However, only more than 400 wineries are open for tasting when I went in 2021. About 170 new wineries have registered each year since 2015. To control the number of new wineries, there’s a complicated and expensive permit process that can cost […]

48 Hours in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park had about 4.42 million visitors in 2019, but it dropped to 2.27 million visitors in 2020 due to COVID-19. This national park is one of the oldest and most visited national park for its waterfalls and granite formation. People recommend going during the Spring to see the waterfalls at their fullest, but […]

24 Hours in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia are gigantic trees that can be over 200 ft tall and live longer than 3,000 years! However, with all the wildfire/climate changes, we are losing more and more of them. In August 2020, the Castle fire burned about 7K to 10K Sequoia trees which make up 10-14% of the entire population in the world. […]

24 Hours in Joshua Tree National Park

We got a national park pass last year but had to cancel our trip due to Covid. So this year, we said we had to hit as many national parks as we can. We decided to do a California road trip and check off a couple of national parks. Our first national park stop was […]

72 Hours in San Diego

I’ve been to San Diego when I was younger but only went to Sea World so when my one of my best friends decided to have her bachelorette party in San Diego, I was very excited. I know there were a lot of places that I didn’t get to see and food that I didn’t […]

Sedona’s Secret Subway Cave & Devil’s Bridge

We flew to Arizona for a wedding and stayed an extra couple days to explore. Sedona is known for its beautiful red rock scenery and hiking trails. It’s about a 2-hour drive from Scottsdale so we decided to do a one-day trip. We were ambitious and planned 3 to 4 hikes in one day but […]

Amazing Places to See & Eat in Arizona

Calvin and I flew over 2,000 miles to Phoenix, AZ for a friend’s wedding in Scottsdale, AZ so we decided to stay a few extra days to explore and eat our way through the state. Florida is known as the sunshine state but Phoenix has an annual average of 300 sunny days which is more […]

Our 3 Days Escape to Kauai, The Garden Island in Hawaii

Kauai is known as “the Garden Isle” because of the tropical rainforest that covers most of the island and less than 5 percent of Kauai is commercially developed. It’s the oldest Hawaiian island out of the eight main islands. Multiple movies have been filmed in Kauai including Jurrasic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Soul Surfer, […]

Top 4 Things To Do in Beautiful Maui plus Food Recommendation

Did you hear that the cheapest car rental in Maui, Hawaii as of March 2021 ran for $722 a day? Tourists end up renting U-Haul trucks and even buying used car to deal with the high rental price. With the travel restrictions, a lot of Americans are traveling within the US and Hawaii is one […]

Top 10 Things To Do/Food in Oahu

Oahu was one of the three islands that we decided to visit in Hawaii because it has a contrast between the ancient like Kauai and the modern like Maui. To maximize our vacation, we flew right before Thanksgiving and stayed until the first week of December. Right away, we were surprised with Christmas decorations in […]

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