NYC food spots that are worth the hype

New York has been on my bucket list for years so when we finally booked a trip in May, I was beyond excited to see and feel the energy of this city. We were lucky to stay in East Village, which is one of the most up-and-coming gourmet destinations in Manhattan. Seeing so many options around us, we felt inspired to try as many restaurants as possible. With that in mind, we gathered recommendations from friends, travel blogs and our local…
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Travel Gift Ideas

Big Sur in One Day: Itinerary & Must See Spots

Whenever I told people we would be moving to California for 6 months, almost everyone kept saying I shouldn’t miss Big Sur. Somehow we thought we would need a couple of days to visit so ended up postponing it for months. I wasn’t very clear on what was the best way to explore Big Sur. After doing some research, I realized that is it totally possible to make a day trip and that there isn’t a “right” or “wrong” way…
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How to spend a weekend in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon are called “hiker’s parks” and rightfully so. There’s plenty of hiking trails to choose from and each of them gives something special to remember: from giant sequoias to waterfalls, quiet lakes and mountain top views. We visited the parks during mid-April, which is still considered winter season. Some of the hiking trails and spots such as Crystal Cave and Cedar Grove were closed, but on the flip side there were fewer crowds and on many occasions,…
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My Wardrobe Staples

The First-Timer’s Guide to Seattle

Seattle is a wonderful city filled with so many things to see and do. We spent 4 days in total and felt it wasn’t enough! We visited in mid April, just in time to see the blossoming trees and feel the warm sunshine. Here’s a little guide to help you plan your next trip – I share my top recommendations on what to see, do and eat as well as some Instagram-worthy spots that you shouldn’t miss. Queen Anne We…
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Arizona Roadtrip: 1 week travel itinerary

With so much to explore in Arizona, you might struggle to create the perfect itinerary – I know I certainly did! On this post I wanted to share our day-by-day itinerary in Arizona with the hope that will help you craft your own trip and make the most out of it. We did this road trip in April when the weather was still mild and it was all about seeking beautiful sceneries. The highlights of our trip were the Grand Canyon,…
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A Local’s Guide to the Best Cafes in Hong Kong

Greetings from Hong Kong! We are currently back in this amazing city for a week as we prepare to leave the country for good (For those who are new to my blog, I lived in Hong Kong for 3 years before we started to travel full time from January this year). In between all the admin errands and catch-ups with friends,  I took the opportunity to revisit my all time favorite cafes. After a long haul flight from San Francisco…
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Hiking Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail

After exploring Arizona for a week (Sedona, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon), it was finally time to see the Grand Canyon! We were there mid-April and unfortunately North Rim was still closed so we explored the South Rim, which is the most visited part of the park. We decided to spend 2 full days in Grand Canyon to give ourselves some time to relax and really enjoy the place leisurely. We were a bit tired from our previous activity-packed days…
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Summer Vacation Packing Essentials

Summer is finally in full swing and you’ll probably counting the days until your next getaway, barbecue gathering or camping trip. So many fun things to do, so little time! On this post I wanted to share my summer travel wardrobe essentials to help you pack for your next adventure. These are the items that I see myself packing again and again every year. My focus is on comfortable, versatile and timeless pieces that allow me to travel light and…
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5 things to know before visiting Antelope Canyon

A tour of the Antelope Canyon was probably the 2nd most anticipated part of our Arizona trip, Grand Canyon being on top of the list, of course! After our visit to Horseshoe Bend (see blog post here), we headed to Antelope Canyon to see the beautiful rock formations. 5 Things to Keep in Mind You need a Tour Guide You cannot enter Antelope Canyon without a native Navajo guide – exploring on your own is not an option… Book your…
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The Ultimate Guide to Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend has become increasingly popular over the past few years. I’m sure you’ve come across pictures on Instagram many times. Its location (close to both Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon) makes it a must see for travellers exploring Arizona. I was beyond excited to see Horseshoe Bend in person and it didn’t disappoint. The views were nothing short of spectacular. It was immense, dramatic and a bit scary, even! Keep on reading to learn: Horseshoe Bend – what is…
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