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    Pacific Coast Highway, California USA (August 2015)

    Amazing views only along the PCH Highway 1.
    Amazing views only along the PCH Highway 1.

    The PCH drive was like living through a series of those Sample Pictures that comes with Window builds. Incredibly scenic and breath-taking views.

    We rented a car in San Francisco and went south for Los Angeles (and kept the car throughout our LA trip and returned it at LAX). We split up the trip into 2 days (moreso, 1.5 days) and definitely could’ve sprung for extra stops along the route. We worried that it was going to be really cloudy (and it was for the beginning, but even with cloud, the experience was filled with incredible sights. I thought sitting in a car for 8 hours was going to be boring, but it’s not at all. From one amazing sight to the next, I was always in awe and excited. I’ll post which major stops I made, but my main takeaway would be – TAKE YOUR TIME. Do not rush through the drive. Stop often (in safe areas, of course) and take a moment to breathe it all in. Oh, and bring snacks and drinks for the ride. read more “Pacific Coast Highway, California USA (August 2015)”

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    San Francisco, California USA (August 2015)

    The famous Golden Gate Bridge

    I’m still figuring out how much or little details I should provide, so please bare with me! As always, feel free to reach out to me or drop a comment. I always love California. I can not imagine myself living in San Francisco (sooooo expensive to live in), but definitely loved visiting. This was my second time and certainly not my last!

    P.S. THANK YOU SQUARM for helping me track/remember all the places I went!

    Here’s the short list, before going into details:

    AccommodationsSheraton Fisherman’s Wharf
    Must Eats: In N Out, Delicious Dim Sum, Mee Mee Bakery, Hollywood Cafe
    Good Eats: Fog Harbor Fish House, Darren’s Cafe, Bi-Rite Creamery
    Okay Eats: Ghirardelli Chocolate Marketplace, Cool Tea Bar, 3 Potato 4, Tartine Bakery, Taqueria Cancun
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    Travel Preparation for California Trip (August 2015)

    On the Pacific Coast Highway Drive (Hwy 1)

    On the Pacific Coast Highway Drive (Hwy 1)
    Here’s some of my travel prep tips including planning itineraries, booking flights and hotels, and a list of trip essentials, that I used to plan for my trip to San Francisco, Pacific Coast Highway Drive, and Los Angeles.

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    Eternal Love for California

    I just got back from my San Francisco / Pacific Coast Highway (US Route 1) / Los Angeles vacation yesterday. While a bit jetlagged and dreading to return to reality, I figured I’ll hold on a little bit longer to this vacation mentality by writing about my journey/itinerary while I was there. Plus, a few of my friends said they wanted to do the same thing so hopefully this helps them plan their trips. This segment will be in separate posts by location and I’ll link to all of them in this post as I complete writing them.


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    Travel Preparation

    San Franciso

    Pacific Coast Highway Drive

    Los Angeles


    Why I Was So Excited for This Trip

    Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to go to California. Maybe it was all that Hollister/PacSun brainwashing but I always thought Cali was the most raddest place (right after NYC, of course). So much Cali brainwashing. The OC, The Hills, Laguna Beach (yes – my TV selection was fabulous). read more “Eternal Love for California”

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    Rome, Italy (June 2013)

    My favorite site in Rome was the Colosseum, so much history!
    My favorite site in Rome was the Colosseum, so much history!

    A friend asked me for tips on Rome. I totally forgot I made this guide when I was planning to go. Figured I should share it here just incase I lose that guide and need some tips!

    I went for several days (maybe 4) in June 2013 so forgive me for not remembering extensively. I thought Rome was really cool for its history, architecture, and culture. However, the food- it wasn’t the best. I heard from other friends the same thing; they said the food in other Italian cities were a lot better. Welp, just more of a reason to visit Italy again right?!

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    Chicago, Illinois (December 2014)

    Da bean.
    Da bean.

    Hope everyone had a joyous holiday. Happy New Year!

    Came back from Chicago for work right before Christmas so didn’t have a lot of time to venture outside of city center, where my hotel and work office was. Overall, I really enjoyed Chicago. Yes, it was super cold (um in New York on Christmas, it was 50 degrees.. what.) but a pretty city. Felt like I was in New York (with the high rises and holiday decor) once I stepped outside the subway. I didn’t get to go to River North or any other parts of Chicago since it was way too cold and I didn’t feel like commuting too far at night by myself so here are the things I did get to do in my time at Chi Town. read more “Chicago, Illinois (December 2014)”