Trick or Twat

I can’t remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween. The older I get, the more I seem to cherish my time alone. Call me old folk if, you will. In contrary, this year is different. I’ve been invited to a work related Halloween party held at Orange County Mining Co. Restaurant. Word around […]

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80 Degrees of Sightseeing

My 2nd day in Quebec City was oven status. It was hotter than So. Cal desert weather which, kept me heading back to my hotel room every chance I could to cool off under the a/c all throughout the day. According to the locals, I apparently came during the hottest week they’ve ever had in […]

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Farm to Table: Lunch at Floras Farm Restaurant (video)

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Whenever it’s warm and sunny like here in Cabo, I always gravitate towards something light to eat when I’m hungry. Therefore, when mom asked me what I wanted for lunch, I knew Floras Farm would be the perfect choice.

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Mercado Orgánico (video)

Mercado Orgánico (a.k.a. The Organic Market) market is an open air field with various vendors selling food, hand-made jewelries, bags, clothes, dog collars and just about any authentic knick knacks that you can find that are locally made. The event is definitely family friendly and is a great way to spend your Saturday mornings (think […]

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A Personal Defining Moments

As 2017 is coming to an end, I reflected on my year and honestly, I am glad to be moving on. I realized nothing will ever beat my 2016 when I lived abroad. It taught me everything that I know I will never learn if I never took that leap. If circumstances allow it and […]

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Visiting the Grand Canyon in the Winter (video)

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My trip to the Grand Canyon was fast and furious. We went, saw and conquered what we needed to do and here I am at home sitting down, still sore from the trip. Let me tell you that it is never ideal to go on a trip when you wake up feeling sick. The road trip seemed […]

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2017 in Review (Video)

Where did time go? I remembered coming home for the first time after living abroad for over a year. I was feeling torn leaving Europe but, at the same time happy to be back home in America. I think the biggest adjustment this year (and it still is) was acclimating back to my American lifestyle. […]

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29 Rooms Art Installation in Downtown Los Angeles. (Video)

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The interactive and colorful art installation called 29 Rooms from New York came to L.A. Much like the Ice Cream Museum, this exhibition was also sold out. You’ll need to get your tickets in advance and plan your schedule wisely.

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Rewind to The Big Island Trip in Hawaii. (Video)

As this year is coming to an end, let’s not forget the best parts of 2017. What was yours? Mine was definitely my Hawaii trip to The Big Island. I miss the warm days and the fact that it was also my cousin’s biggest year to finally get married. I’ll never forget those moments. Here’s […]

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Roadtrip to Scottsdale, Arizona. (video)

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Thanksgiving weekend turned out to be a spare of the moment road tripping to Scottsdale, Arizona with my roommate Luisa. A couple of nights before, between sipping wine, we debated about where to go for the long weekend. Somehow Scottsdale was thrown in the air and I thought, gee, I’ve never been to Scottsdale. Although, I liked […]

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Swimming in Coral Reefs (The Big Island – Hawaii)

I think I was a mermaid in another lifetime because I love swimming and I can stay in the water all day especially when it is clear and warm. Our boat called Fairwind Big Island Ocean Guides arrived mid-afternoon after our 1-hour ride in the ocean. We docked at Keauhou Bay a.k.a. Captain Cook’s Monument.

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Tanning & Topless in Ibiza. Oh My!

Somewhere in Balearic Island, people flock to see DJs perform, party and well, let loose. What I didn’t know is that it is also a topless island. Welcome to Ibiza!

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