When my plane finally landed in Quebec City airport, I think I may have yelped a little internally. It was definitely quite an adventure just getting here but, I made it. Half asleep and half excited, I breezed through the airport and took a taxi to my B&B hotel. Continue reading “Je Me Souviens”
East coast got me in a bundle. If you’ve ever tried to organize a trip to the east coast coming from California, with a stop over in Canada, on a short time frame and in the middle of summer, well, just call me crazy. Continue reading “Stuck in Toronto, Canada.”
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’m fully aware how late this post went up but, let me take you back a couple of weekends ago. My 3-day Memorial Day weekend became far and wide. We were all over the place to say the least. With no specific plans in mind about where to camp and/or what to see, somehow, we ended up in Nevada. Continue reading “A 3-Day Weekend Camping Trip Adventure with No Itinerary.”
Coming across multiple snakes from my recent trips to the desert, shows that I can no longer ignore the fact that being bitten by one can happen. No joke, my worst nightmare whenever I’m on a weekend trip to the desert or mountain, is being bitten by a snake. I think it’s due to the fact that when I’m out and about, I tend to get excited about other things in front of me rather than looking down on my feet. Snakes, on the other hand, are very good at camouflaging and hiding where you least expect to see them. Therefore, to ease my mind, I started looking into figuring out how to prevent from being bitten by a snake while enjoying my time exploring. Continue reading “Your Preventative Snake Bite Care. Bookmark This!”
Hands-down Carizzo Plain is the number one place I vote for bird watching. From owls to eagles, I saw these types of birds (and other animals) in its natural habitat that I normally wouldn’t see on a normal day to day bases (except maybe the zoo); This made my trip extra special. Continue reading “Carizzo Plain Monument”
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.”
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.”
- Make Every Minute Count. That favorite spot, view, food or whatever made this vacation fun, you try doing that activity over again and try to make it last.
I’m writing to you from our porch within steps from the ocean. Looking up, the water is inviting and appearing to be magnetic trying to draw me in. Ah, the East Escape is a paradise to me. Still, considered unspoiled and untouched, I come here almost every year with my family for a dose of sunshine, warmth and the ultimate serenity.
Continue reading “The East Escape”
Sometimes taking chances is the right idea. That’s what we did when we decided on having our breakfast at a golf course restaurant called Viva Restaurant. Continue reading “A Tasty Breakfast at The Country Club”
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. Continue reading “Farm to Table: Lunch at Floras Farm Restaurant (video)”