Paris II

 March 14, 2019 se réveiller à Paris Our second full day of being able to explore the city. We tried to cover as much as we could with the little time we had. The weather definitely interfered with the number of places we could have enjoyed.   The first thing we headed out to do was [...]

Paris I

Paris I

March 13, 2019 Bonjour belle ville With hopes to one day be back, 2019 was the year it finally happened. On March 11th we departed from LAX to CDG. Paris was the start of this wonderful 16 day Euro trip. Sadly, in each city, we didn't spend as much time as I hoped. In Paris, we [...]

New York City

New York City

After 7 years, I finally had the chance to go back to New York City. I booked our plane tickets for only four days due to different work schedules; October 1-4. I already knew that, technically, three days was not going to be enough to get to see everything since Manhattan island is enormous. But, [...]

Catalina Island

Catalina Island

August 01, 2018 Wednesday Missing our 9 a.m. departure was a huge set back, but at the end it all worked out. Since the next boat out to Catalina Island wasn't until 12:30 p.m., I headed out to a coffee shop a couple of blocks from the docks called Day Dream Surf Shop. Not only [...]

Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas

For the first trip of the summer, we headed out to Baja California for a mini family vacation to Cabo San Lucas. We had bought tickets a couple of months before we departed from San Diego International Airport on July 10th.   Although Cabos is technically on the ocean, it is a Mexican desert climate, [...]

Hong Kong-Macau

Hong Kong-Macau

March 21, 2018 Wednesday   We have finally reached the last two days of the trip!! These two cities were by far my favorite. We arrived in Hong Kong after a three-hour flight from Shanghai. The weather was finally warmer and there was so much green. I was astounded by the city, nothing like the [...]

Shanghai

Shanghai

March 18, 2018 Sunday   After a 2.5 hour drive from Hangzhou, we arrived in Shanghai. Since it was almost dark out when we arrived we went on a river night cruise. Here we got to see the lit up downtown skyline of Shanghai from the river. It was one of my favorite things on [...]

Wuxi-Hangzhou

Wuxi-Hangzhou

March 17, 2018 Saturday   The morning in Wuxi started with a visit to Lake Taihu. We had an hour to explore the enormous park and even got the chance to join a local in his morning Tai Chi exercise. Right after, we headed out the pearl farm. Here we got to see how the [...]

Suzhou-Wuxi

Suzhou-Wuxi

March 16, 2018 Friday After day 4 not being a productive day, today we had many places to visit. We started the day in Suzhou, known for their exquisite canals, gardens, bridges and more. From the hotel, we visited the Lingering Garden. Filled with many flowers, trees and bamboo, it's a huge peaceful and beautiful [...]