Girls Afternoon Out: High Tea at Crown & Crumpet, San Francisco, California

So this past weekend I went to high tea at Crown & Crumpet in the Japantown area of San Francisco. It’s a cute little British teahouse popular amongst women to grab tea and treats. They also have a room for private events, which is where I was for a baby shower. {Getting There} Crown & Crumpet is in the Free People Building across from Hotel … Continue reading Girls Afternoon Out: High Tea at Crown & Crumpet, San Francisco, California

The Best Places For Legit Indian Food in San Francisco, California

Across San Francisco you’ll find a variety of Indian food ranging in type, price, and ambience. India is such a large country with so much diversity within its borders. Each state is like its own micro-country with its own language, cuisine and culture. The grand binding trait being religion as the vast majority of Indians are Hindu. In this post I will share several of … Continue reading The Best Places For Legit Indian Food in San Francisco, California

Fly Return or Two 1-Ways to Kona & Hilo? What To Consider; Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii has two major airports, Kona and Hilo. I’m currently planning a trip there now and I’ve been debating about whether to fly round trip or do, two one- ways. I’ve decided to fly round trip to Kailua-Kona airport because I can fly direct from San Francisco and because I am staying on the island long enough (8 full days to … Continue reading Fly Return or Two 1-Ways to Kona & Hilo? What To Consider; Big Island, Hawaii

Hawaii for Vegans and Vegetarians

Aloha! Hawaii is awesome and one of the best travel destinations in the world. Hawaii has good infrastructure, unparalleled natural beauty, lots of fun and adventurous activities for everyone (couples, solo travelers, families, parents, kids, grandparents), safe, not as expensive compared to a lot of other tropical destinations and you can find about half of the different types of climates amongst the islands. And you … Continue reading Hawaii for Vegans and Vegetarians

The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California

{The Best Time To Go Whale Watching} Short answer: Summer More nuanced answer: Keep reading I am going to assume that when people think about going whale watching, they want to see whales jump out of the water (breach) and see as many as possible. Some people care about seeing a variety of species while others don’t. The fact is there’s whale activity at Moss Landing, … Continue reading The Best Time To Go Whale Watching in Monterey Bay, California

Exterior of Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

Vegetarian in Vegas

There’s some great food in Vegas; unique restaurants and incredible ambience. For vegetarians and vegans the options are a bit underwhelming though. Compared to the abundance of steak and sushi stops, you have to make a bit more effort to find great vegan and vegetarian food. ProTip: Skip the buffets. You pay a lot of money for a whole lotta’ nothing.  You probably can’t eat … Continue reading Vegetarian in Vegas

Eiffel Tower at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

Vegas for Adults Who Are Over Clubbing and Casinos

I grew up in SoCal so weekend trips to Vegas were frequent. My friends and I partied it up on Friday and Saturday nights and lounged at the hotel pool during the day. But after I graduated from college and then grad school, clubbing started to get old. And my friends and I have never been big on gambling. *Disclaimer* If you’re a high roller, … Continue reading Vegas for Adults Who Are Over Clubbing and Casinos

Inexpensive Vegetarian & Vegan Vietnamese Food in San Francisco

  Vietnamese food lovers know that pho is a staple of that country’s diet. Pho by definition is beef stock soup. But leave it up to San Franciscans to turn this classic dish into something vegetarian and vegans can also enjoy. This is a review of some of the best vegetarian and vegan pho, one can find in San Francisco, California. {Best Vegetarian & Vegan … Continue reading Inexpensive Vegetarian & Vegan Vietnamese Food in San Francisco

Whale Watching, Moss Landing, California

Moss Landing, is a haven for seeing humpback whales. It’s in the Monterey Canyon, the largest and deepest canyon off the Pacific Coast. To give you a sense, the Grand Canyon could fit inside the Monterey Canyon. Humpbacks can be throughout the year and my visit there two weeks ago was no exception. We saw about 10 whales and even saw one breach, but I … Continue reading Whale Watching, Moss Landing, California

a wave in the Pacific Ocean at Lands End crashing into a rock at Mile Rock Beach in San Francisco, California

Hiking Lands End, San Francisco, California

Since it’s a beautiful day AND we woke up early, my husband I decided to hike Lands End today, in San Francisco, California. Conveniently (and amazingly) located in the city, visiting this gem is a refreshing way to start a sunny, summer day. Easy Hike The trail is flat and wide for a good portion at the beginning, and becomes narrow later. We saw several … Continue reading Hiking Lands End, San Francisco, California