Category Traveling

Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA

Not too long ago, I visited Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. There’s a self guided audio tour that you can pay for while you walk around the grounds. I wasn’t too fond of the numbering system of the audio tour (no logical order). After a while, I gave up trying to listen to the […]

Redondo Beach Kite Festival

On March 12th 2017, I got to experience the 43rd Festival of the Kite at Redondo Beach Pier (California)–free entry(!). I wasn’t fan of the weather: it was a little chilly, overcast, and foggy. However, the winds were strong for kite-flying.  It took us a little while to get our kite up, but once it […]

Knott’s Berry Farm: A Trip to a California Theme/Amusement Park

In April, I took a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.  I knew nothing about it–and, truth be told–I initially thought it was going to be as impressive as a pop-up carnival.  I was wrong. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that its theme is Snoopy! As an avid fan of roller […]

Adventure at Peters Canyon Regional Park

After a short search of dog-friendly parks, I decided to take my dog, Sue Jung, to Peters Canyon Regional Park. We arrived around 11:30 am on a Saturday morning. With my sunblock pre-applied and a gallon of water in my backpack, I felt prepared to tackle the longest trail (about 5.6 miles). The parking lot was mostly empty […]

Happy Birthday, Sue Jung! A Recap of Our Adventures

My dog, Sue Jung, is officially five years old. (!)  I adopted her when I lived in Korea after months of debating whether or not I really wanted to have a dog in my life (back story on Sue Jung). Since then, she has been one of my favorite travel buddies (where permitted). In Korea, I […]

Fun at iFly

One of the things I have been lucky enough to do is go indoor skydiving–twice. There are several locations throughout the USA, and I went to iFly in Dallas, TX. It’s a lot of fun, but every second counts–literally. It’s expensive and the time flies! (*wink*) I had to store my phone in the locker, […]

Live Concert: Baby Metal

I forgot when I first heard about the Japanese pop-metal group “Baby Metal.” However, I remember how much I enjoyed the sound of the juxtaposing metal music with the Japanese pop singer and cute-sy girl squeals.  So, when I saw that they were touring in the United States and in a location near me, I decided […]

Grand Canyon with a Dog: South Rim Trail

I wanted to bring in the New Year in a new location: The Grand Canyon. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. So here’s a quick recap of what I learned on my 24-hour round trip to the Grand Canyon. Only the South Rim is open year round (24 hours/day). You can bring pets to the South Rim. […]

Brea, CA: Eagle Hills Christmas Lights

Now that holiday decorations are packed away, I feel like reminiscing on the Christmas lights that I saw less than a month ago in Brea, CA. Homes with Christmas decorations are always pleasant to see, and CBS Los Angeles named Eagle Hills in Brea as one of the top places to see neighborhood Christmas lights. This […]

Universal Studios Hollywood

This summer, I went to Universal Studios Hollywood. I enjoyed the first part of the day the most because there were less people. That place gets packed! The first place we stopped at was Harry Potter World!  The buildings really made you feel like you were stepping outside of LA. I made to sure to […]

Reuniting with a Friend

For those that don’t know, I grew up as a military brat. At one point in time in elementary school, I lived in upstate New York and I made friends with a neighbor. Even though I didn’t recognize it at the time, we were probably the only hispanic families in that area. She was a […]

Thanksgiving Break

While some people grow up loving Thanksgiving, I was always impartial. There are two things I love to eat this day: deviled eggs and pumpkin pie. As for anything else…I can take it or leave it. Do I hear, “Blasphemy” !?  haha. Despite my own lack of Thanksgiving ‘cheer,’ my family usually pulls together to […]