I’m not going to sugar coat it, life is pretty grim around here in Orange County, California. People are being “furlough” left to right, hiring freeze is abundant, grocery stores rarely has any food in stock and the list goes on and on. When will it stop? Nobody knows, at least until we start seeing the number of people infected start dropping then things will … Continue reading Coping During My 2nd Week of “Stay At Home” Order.
Put your boots way and bring your sandals out because summer, is officially here. Continue reading “Top 15 Questions Encountered When Planning a Vacation Abroad.”
I always say half the fun of camping is eating. In the beginning I struggled a bit in figuring out what to bring besides loading up on granola or trail-mix. I’ve learned from trial and error that there are a few bites that are easy to make and fulfilling at the same time. Continue reading “Welcome to Our Fire Pit: Camping Food Ideas.”
San Juan Capistrano is that small town that you may never know unless you’re a local, you grew up in the area or you’re a very savvy tourist. It is one of the places in O.C. that I can go back to multiple times and never get tired of it. To me, it feels like home. There’s a sense of a community and it offers quite a bit, probably, more than you think. Continue reading “Top 5 Places to See in San Juan Capistrano (1-Hour or Less).”
U.S. Customs has gone digital. For years, I think the Immigration process was a hassle for anyone. In example, filling out the Declaration Form itself was one hot mess. I remembered, on several of my flights having to scramble in my bag to find a pen. That, alone was a problem. Sometimes, I didn’t have a pen with me therefore, I would have to ask a flight attendant to borrow one or embarrassingly ask my seat neighbor. If, that’s not enough, there’s also the point of having to take out my passport, find my flight itinerary and finally, actually filling out the form. Then, all of those items would have to be put back in my bag. In addition, there was also standing in line at customs, waiting longer than necessary to be called and be interviewed about my whereabouts. All in all, the whole thing was an ordeal and thankfully, someone decided it was finally enough. Upon my arrival on my recent trip from Mexico, I was surprised by the new changes of the U.S. Customs’ Immigration process. They’ve streamlined the process now from the minute your plane lands to exiting the airport. This was explained on the television while my plane was descending in the air. Apparently, there are two different sections of navigating incoming traffic at the airport (nothing new) for International flight arrivals. You either fall under APC (new) or the Global Entry (new). Here are the differences:Continue reading “Why The Digital Transformation of the U.S. Immigration & Borders Customs Matter.”
I was walking down the beach a couple of days ago, when I stepped on a prickly thing on the ground. OUCH! I looked down to see what I had stepped on and saw a plant that had spines similar to a cactus. The damn thing hung on to the bottom of my feet and it was ridiculously painful. I pulled it off my feet right away, leaving me effing my way back to the house.Continue reading “How to remove cactus spines.”
For some reason I’ve never thought about how to properly wash a swimsuit. I’ve been rinsing them quickly and then drying them in the sun. Little did I know, there’s a proper process to it and it explains a lot, why some of my favorite bathing suits have lost its elasticity. Only if I had known about this before, it would’ve saved me a lot of money.
Continue reading “How to Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer.”