The Best of 2019

This year travel wise was focused on visiting small towns in U.S.A. that I’ve never been to. It was an eye opener to see how many beautiful towns there are that I’ve yet to see in my own country. I learned that having a car will take you far. Renting a car when I visited Maryland was the best thing my mom and I could’ve … Continue reading The Best of 2019

Staycation at Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Our hotel on this trip was at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It was quite nice and conveniently located on the boardwalk with several restaurants, bars and shops all around. We were literally in the middle of it all. What’s even better was the fact that our hotel had the view overlooking the lake. I made it a point on the first … Continue reading Staycation at Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Snapshot on Georgetown, Washington D.C

The weather was good to us in the last few days until, our visit to Georgetown. However, rain or shine we still squeezed a few hours of sightseeing this town. Georgetown is not to be missed. It’s got everything you need and then some. From the harbour waterfront restaurants to high end shops, there’s so much to see that you would need at least two … Continue reading Snapshot on Georgetown, Washington D.C

A pit stop at Frederick Historic District, Maryland

I admit I knew very little about Frederick when we visited. Given the little time we had, we decided to freely explore the historic district without much research of the area. When we arrived, the vibe of this town automatically took me back to my San Francisco days. It reminded me a lot of Haight street lined with eclectic shops, art galleries, coffee spots, distilleries, … Continue reading A pit stop at Frederick Historic District, Maryland

A few hours at the Brookside Gardens

On our way back from Annapolis, we made a pit stop at Brookside Gardens. Situated within Wheaton Regional Park, this 50 acre garden is a must see. The admission is free. My first impression of the park is how peaceful it was and well maintained. They have gazebos, ponds, Japanese tea garden (small turtles swimming that you can see from the garden), and areas to … Continue reading A few hours at the Brookside Gardens

Spotlight on Annapolis, Maryland

Second day, life was a bit easier with the time difference slowly wearing off on us. We didn’t waste any time. We woke up, got ready, had breakfast and headed to Annapolis. The drive was about 30-40 min. which was the same distance as driving to Alexandria but, heading east from Maryland. Annapolis is Maryland’s capital city located on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. … Continue reading Spotlight on Annapolis, Maryland

Shifting around D.C.

By far, this is the fastest trip I’ve ever done in my life! When time gives you a window of opportunity, I take full advantage of it and go all in. It might not be the best situation but, this was a trip that has been in the back of my mind for a few years now. Thus, packing in as many places as I could, with the time I was given leaving things a bit crazy. However, I’m having fun anyway and that’s all that matters, right? 🙂 Continue reading “Shifting around D.C.”