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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fall Getaway in the East Coast

A trip to the east coast is a rare case for me. Usually, I’m passing through on a layover, however, this time I’ve made it a point to explore a bit more of the east coast (specifically Maryland and Virginia). It was pretty cool to see this side of U.S.A with many quaint small towns […]

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OUE Skyspace L.A. Day Trip

L.A. keeps getting better by the minute. With so many pop ups, galleries, museums to new restaurants and apparently, a slide built on top of the 57th floor at the OUE Skyspace L.A.; It’s really really tough to get bored out here. Yes, the view and the slide comes with a price but, I appreciate […]

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The Hidden Hindu Worship Center is in L.A.

A few days ago I was scanning through Instagram looking for inspirational local travel spots and I happened to come across an interesting looking architecture. The design of the building were carved and very detailed. I clicked on the image thinking it was a place you would find somewhere in Asia. However, I came to […]

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The Reality of Meeting a Celebrity (video)

So, no one is ever prepared (I think) when you meet a celebrity for the first time. It just doesn’t happen. The initial greeting is always awkward because there’s nothing you can say or do that would make it less weird. Unless, you meet celebrities all the time in your line of work or you’re […]

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The Key to Hemet Desert’s Hideaway (video)

With the rising living costs in California and the immense amount of people flocking in to the state by the minute; I’ve definitely considered a quieter, smaller and more remote location. Luckily, my friend lives in Hemet, a city known for its retirement community with mobile home parks and retirement housing developments. The area is […]

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‘Couture Beyond’ Fashion Exhibit at the Bower’s Museum

Coming from Milan, I’d like to say I know a thing or two about luxury fashion. Definitely, I’m no fashion connoisseur, though, I found ‘Couture Beyond’ exhibit quite fascinating. I liked how all of the pieces I saw were feminine and girly yet, elaborate. Think Lady Gaga style; over the top, exaggerated and bold except […]

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A Taste of Napa Valley

Ah, Napa is gorgeous whichever way you look at it. The valley of wineries while driving through the town made me want to jump out of the car and run around the fields like a kid. Upon entering Napa, we were greeted with a slight traffic while maneuvering our way to V. Sattui Winery. I […]

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