Jetsetting

The City of Avalon – Catalina Island | Discovering California

As born and raised Southern Californians, we locals always knew about Catalina Island. Even throughout elementary school in the city of Glendale, we all looked forward to the 6th grade when we would spend a weekend at Catalina's Camp Fox. This little island, which is just 22 miles from mainland Los Angeles, has been a… Continue reading The City of Avalon – Catalina Island | Discovering California

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Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Exiting the Underground River I have been into numerous caverns and caves over my lifetime, so my curiosity about the Underground River in the Philippines got the best of me. One year, I decided that we should take a family trip to my parents homeland to ride canoe-like boats into a dark cave. We flew… Continue reading Philippine’s Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Visiting Skara Brae was quite the journey for me on my third visit to Scotland. This Neolithic Settlement is located on the Bay of Skaill, on the largest island of Orkney, which is an archipelago of Scotland. Orkeny is at the tip of northeastern Scotland, and quite a ways from Edinburgh or Inverness. I felt… Continue reading Skara Brae – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

Jetsetting

Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

Cebu, Philippines - We had just parked the car after a lengthy drive from Cebu City, with my uncle at the wheel. We completed a road trip of over three hours, teetering on four, and all of us needed to stretch our tired bodies. My uncle owned a taxi cab in Cebu City, so he… Continue reading Cebu’s Kasawan Falls | Exploring the Philippines

USA Travel

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

As a person who always had a fascination with art, design, antiques and landscape architecture, I was enthusiastic to visit the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. I have traveled to Europe many times over, studying and admiring the craftmanship of centuries of architectural styles and walking through lush extravagant gardens. I was looking forward to see… Continue reading Vizcaya Museum & Gardens | Miami, Florida

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The Giant’s Causeway – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Northern Ireland

Along the North Coast of Northern Ireland is a wonderous geological formation called The Giant's Causeway. It is an area of about 40,000 interlockingĀ basalt columns, which were the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. The basalt columns built natural stepping stones of various heights, which create a dramatic scene with the Atlantic ocean waves… Continue reading The Giant’s Causeway – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Northern Ireland

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Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

Welcome to Cayo Costa! This unspoiled Gulf Coast island in Florida is a nature lovers paradise. It is peaceful, secluded and can feel like you are on a private island. There are wind shaped trees, miles of white sand beaches, wildlife, and crystal blue waters. The best part of all is the freedom to explore… Continue reading Cayo Costa State Park | Exploring Florida

USA Travel

Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

As a traveler and road tripper, I have driven throughout the majority of the fifty states including Alaska and Hawaii. There have been drives that I wished would have ended quickly and others that I wished would have never ended. Seward Highway in Alaska was one of those scenic byways that I wished would have… Continue reading Seward Highway – Scenic Byway | Exploring Alaska

Global Dining

The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

It's Christmas all year round in Captiva, Florida! This little coastal island located off the Gulf of Mexico is my favorite place in all of Florida to visit. There are only a few places in the United States that I can say I feel at home and relaxed in. Both Sanibel and Captiva, Florida have… Continue reading The Bubble Room Restaurant | Captiva Island, Florida

Food Journals

What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

The beautiful beach towns that rest along the Red Sea in Egypt, such as Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab, are unlike any other places in Egypt. I found Sharm to be very relaxing, friendly but with a hint of adventure. There are many tourists who come to Sharm or Dahab, and skip Cairo all together… Continue reading What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

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The Magic of Mykonos | Discovering Greece

I have been asked by many if Mykonos was as beautiful as its photos, and I have always answered, "More so". The beauty of Mykonos stretches far beyond pictures, it is more the feeling and energy of the island that captivates its visitors. Mykonos is more than its photos. I had visited Mykonos with my… Continue reading The Magic of Mykonos | Discovering Greece