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, [...]

Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain

June 14, 2018 ThursdayTemperatures out in Slab City can get pretty hot. Right after coffee, in Downtown Palm Springs, we headed out to Salvation Mountain. We tried to get there before the day got any hotter, but we still managed to get there right when the sun was at it's highest. Salvation Mountain was created [...]

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 [...]

Beijing, China (day 3)

Beijing, China (day 3)

March 14, 2018 Getting settled to a different time zone is really challenging, especially when it's 15 hours ahead. Thankfully, the plane ride and a whole day of walking really helped me fall asleep right away. Today was one of my favorite days because we did many interesting things. The first thing we did in [...]