The best 17-Mile Drive ever!

BUCKET LIST #35: Drive along the 17-Mile Drive And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling. Pebble Beach is one of the most enchanting scenic...

Quotes about Happiness

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. There is only one happiness in this life, to love...

A weekend in San Francisco

BUCKET LIST #30: Visit San Francisco San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.   When I was sixteen, I visited San Francisco for the first time with my family. At the time, San Francisco was...

A 3-Day Bucket List Itinerary for San Francisco

 Every hundred feet, the world changes.     Drive through the Golden Gate Bridge If you'd like to see the enchanting vision of a blanket of fog passing through the Golden Gate Bridge, head over to Vista...

Sightseeing in San Francisco

BUCKET LIST #31: Drive down Lombard Street BUCKET LIST #32: Drive through the Golden Gate Bridge I left my heart in San Francisco     Golden Gate Bridge A view from Vista Point at 8:30 in the morning. 9:00 ... It's 9:30 when...

When Italy met the Bay at Rocco’s Cafe

BUCKET LIST #33:  Eat at a restaurant featured in Diners, Dine-Ins, and Dives The problem with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later you're hungry again.   Rocco’s Cafe has been happily catering San Francisco residents...

Quotes about Spring

I’d rather wear flowers in my hair than diamonds around my neck. Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom. Behold, my friends, the spring has...

The Day I met a New York Times Bestselling Author

BUCKET LIST #29: Get advice from a NY Times Bestselling Author A coincidence ignites a spark that one hopes will lead to something more meaningful.   Last Saturday, I attended the Travel & Adventure Show in San...

What to Expect at the U.S. Travel & Adventure Show

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. I had dreamed of exploring the world since I was a little girl. When I moved to the Philippines at age 13 to live with...

A worthy Las Vegas detour – Valley of Fire State Park

BUCKET LIST #28: Tour the Valley Of Fire Not all those who wonder are lost.   It's amazing how time can take a toll on nature and leave it with extraordinary creations. I have been blown away by award-winning architecture...

A Cold Weekend In Vegas

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there.   Packing for Las Vegas is no joke. People always feel the need...

The Non-Resolution Resolution

2017 is going to be one of my best years… scratch that… 2017 is going to be THE best year ever! I started the year off with an abundance of hope. I started the year off...

Blog Makeover

BUCKET LIST #20: Start a blog Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.   For the past week I have been driving myself crazy trying to create the perfect blog layout. I went...

This Is What Happens When You Choose Happiness

Life isn't happening to you; life is responding to you.   Last month was a great way to start the new year. I have set off to do what I promised myself I would-- to live...

Snow Day on Highway 2

BUCKET LIST #25: Make a snow angel BUCKET LIST #26: Slide down the snow BUCKET LIST #27: Build a snowman And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your...

When To Slow Down And Still Achieve More

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.   I made a promise to myself...

Quotes about Life

Your life is your message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It...

57 Bucket List Destinations in the US

Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.   I live in the US. The US with 50 states. Each state is...

7 Reasons To See The Broad Now

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.   I’m always on Instagram. Mostly to look for destinations posted by the people I follow. When I see something I want to add to...

7 Instagram Profiles & 21 Destinations That Will Inspire You to Travel

We all have our favorite online influencers. And we all have a type. Me, I love the travel profiles. I follow hundreds of travel influencers on Instagram. Every time I check my feed, I...

Life Lessons and 38th Birthdays

12:15 AM on January 17. I’m sitting in my patio with a blanket on and quote-unquote LAST cigarette in my hand. Today is a special day because this is the day the world said...

An Enchanted Forest of Light

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.   Enchanted Forest of Light is an event held at Descanso Gardens twice a year. It begins at dusk and the garden...

Quotes About Travel

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. Two roads diverged in a wood and I...

How To Make Chores Fun

If you’re wasting time having fun, you’re not wasting time.   First order of business: To make business more unbusinesslike! My business goal this month (which is really my household goal in disguise) is to create...

Barona Casino & Resort weekend getaway

If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino.   Barona Casino is located on an Indian Reservation just 30 minutes...