A weekend in 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 just another place. I didn’t...

A 3-Day Bucket List Itinerary for San Francisco

 Every hundred feet, the world changes.   1. 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...

Sightseeing in San Francisco

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 the fog starts to clear and I can finally see the bridge... somewhat. 9:45...

When Italy met the Bay at Rocco’s Cafe

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 and tourists since 1990. A treat of traditional Italian recipes served...

55 Fun 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!’ ~ Robin Williams Never yet was a springtime,...

The Day I met a New York 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 Diego for the first time. It was also the first...

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

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 and manmade spectacles, but I have...

Packing For 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...

A Helpless Romantic’s Valentine Binge Watch List

These movies are made for valentine's day because of its happily ever after endings. I’m a sucker for chick flicks. What’s not to love? Girl looking for love, girl finds love in unexpected place...

Stuck On Appearances

For the past week I have been driving myself crazy trying to create the perfect blog layout. I went through 5 designs before I finally created one that I am extremely satisfied with. It...

This Is What Happens When You Choose Happiness

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 more and to do it adventurously. Now, I’m a...

Snow Day on Highway 2

Mountain High is a ski resort in California with three areas, each offering a different experience. It claims to be the closest ski resort in Southern California, only 90 minutes away from LA and...

When To Slow Down And Still Achieve More

I made a promise to myself this year: No holding back! I’m on a mission to make my dreams come true! And boy do I have a lot of them! I want to grow my blog...

65 Inspiring 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. ~Dr. seuss Destiny...

57 Bucket List Destinations in the US

I live in the US. The US with 50 states. Each state is like a country all on its own. How could I forget what this beautiful country has to offer. That’s the problem...

7 Reasons To See The Broad Now

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 my long list of adventures in life, I bookmark it....

7 Instagram Travel Profiles That Inspire Me

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...

Enchanted Forest of Light

Enchanted Forest of Light is an event held at Descanso Gardens twice a year. It begins at dusk and the garden is illuminated with the colors of the rainbow. If you've seen the garden during...

25 Inspiring Quotes About Travel

  1. “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson 2. “Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.” ~Susan Sontag 3. “Two roads...

Monthly Fun Goals | 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

Barona Casino is located on an Indian Reservation just 30 minutes away from downtown San Diego, California. This is one of my favorite Casinos in the San Diego area because for one, they have...

5 Simple Tips To Begin A Life Of Adventure

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” If you were to sit down and make a list to compare all the things you’ve done to all the things you wish you could do,...