It took me about 2 hours tops to wander around Seaport Village before I decided it was time to check in to my hotel at the Hotel Del Coronado. I arrived around 4pm and the hotel property was full on busy. Entering the hotel required elbowing past tourists and the line to check in was long. Luckily, I was able to bypass all of that … Continue reading Staying in at Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego.
Part of the experience I enjoyed while visiting Temecula was signing up to feed and pet a few Alpacas. As it was my first time bonding with these types of animals, I wasn’t sure how I felt about them. However, after much bonding I grew to love them in the end. The Alpacas are cute especially with their bushy furs hanging right around their eyes. … Continue reading Petting Alpacas in Temecula. (Video)
You can’t come to Temecula without seeing Old Town. It is one of the main attraction aside from wine tasting and it is a must see in my opinion. Truthfully, I didn’t have high hopes for Temecula at first because it reminded me of a previous experience I had visiting near the area that turned out to be disappointing. However, this trip completely changed my … Continue reading Exploring Old Town Temecula. (Video)
A busy work week for me usually means retreating to a quieter weekend getaway. Temecula came to mind as a perfect spot in re-setting. It was a place that was easy to reach (within an hour) from home yet, far enough to feel like I am in another world. What’s great about Temecula is that it’s known as a wine country town. Therefore, finding a … Continue reading The Quiet Side of Temecula. (Video)
Here we go folks! On the last leg of my trip I made a detour down to Ojai as I made my way back home to Orange County. The sun was already shining by 10am and I was very happy to be warmer than it had been in the last few days being in the rain and all. Heading towards Ojai required driving through a … Continue reading Oh-Hi! Better known as Ojai.
I arrived late afternoon in Paso Robles. The rain had stopped but, the weather stayed cool under 50F. I was freezing. Still, I went on like a trooper to inspect what the hype was all about. Downtown was shaped in a circular motion lined with shops, restaurants, bars and a park situated in the middle of it all. Parking was fairly easy and free on … Continue reading A few hours in Downtown Paso Robles.
Perched on top of a hill in San Luis Obispo is the Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark in Central Coast of California. The castle contains at least 165 rooms including terraces, pools and gardens. It once had a zoo onsite and Mr. Hearst would hold private parties inviting famous guests to his estate. Anyone who had the chance to stay in his estate was … Continue reading Visiting the Hearst Castle Mansion.
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
Morro Bay was a ray of sunshine. It’s a coastal city about an hour and 50 minutes north from Santa Barbara known for Morro Rock, an extinct volcanic mound towards the end of the bay. You can’t miss it because it stands around 576 feet tall. Getting here was semi easy if you take the right turn. I missed it and ended up going through … Continue reading Snapshot on Morro Bay, CA
With no specific plans in mind, I went to downtown Santa Barbara in the morning to see what it’s all about. My handy weather app told me that the rain was suppose to come in in the next 24 hours, therefore, I took full advantage of my time outside before it started pouring. Strolling through downtown was quite nice. They seemed to have all of … Continue reading Out and About in Downtown Santa Barbara.
Over Thanksgiving, I drove up north to Santa Barbara for a weekend making brief stops through quaint small towns. Solvang was the first on my list. While it’s not my first time coming here per se, I had forgotten what this town was like until I arrived. Walking through downtown I was fascinated at the Danish style architecture and wondered further checking out the bakeries, … Continue reading Snapshot on Solvang, California
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 any spots with a view like this. My friend and … Continue reading OUE Skyspace L.A. Day Trip