Vegetarians and Vegans Traveling in Banff, Canada

Banff is AWESOME! The pristine, quaint, town with undeniable rustic charm will make you feel like you stepped into a Hallmark movie. As for dining options for vegans and vegetarians, it’s limited but available. As you’d expect finding vegetarian food is easier than vegan. I’m here now and adding updates as I go. But to summarize here are some options for vegans and vegetarians in … Continue reading Vegetarians and Vegans Traveling in Banff, Canada

Packing for Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii When You’re Not Staying in a Hotel or Resort

Why write this article? There are a lot of Hawaii and island-specific packing list articles already on the internet? So why write one more? This is specifically for people staying in a condo with a full kitchen. IMHO, most packing lists are missing some finer details. This is for women who like to pack light. There are all kinds of accommodations on Maui and the … Continue reading Packing for Maui or the Big Island of Hawaii When You’re Not Staying in a Hotel or Resort

How To Keep Costs Low on a Maui Vacation

Vacationing on Maui (or any of the Hawaiian islands) can be expensive, especially if you travel during peak times such as the December holidays, spring break, and summer. But there are ways to keep your costs low. In this article I am going to go through some ideas in detail. {Cost Saving Idea 1: Rent a Car} Rent a car vs. taxis and Ubers. If … Continue reading How To Keep Costs Low on a Maui Vacation

Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

Alphabetical Order by Category Links directly to petite section Modern Fashion American Eagle Outfitters – $$ Ann Taylor Petite  – $$, $$$ Anthropologie Petite  – $$$ (they define petite as skinny, NOT short) Aritzia – $ (don’t carry petite specific sizes, but runs short/small) Asos Petite – $ (online only) Banana Republic Petite – $$$ Bloomingdale’s Petite – $$$ Dress Barn Petite – $,$$ Express … Continue reading Where To Shop For Petite Clothing in the USA

husband and wife standing in front of entrance to Hawaii Volcano National Park

Review of Studio Apartment Accommodations in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii: 5th Street Ohana

I started writing this post right after my visit to Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, two days before the massive eruption at Kilauea. I didn’t finish nor publish it until now, simply because of the volatile situation on the island. My husband and I were extremely lucky to experience the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP), and to see the glow of … Continue reading Review of Studio Apartment Accommodations in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii: 5th Street Ohana

5 Things For Couples To Do In Vegas That Don’t Involve Casinos nor Clubbing

Vegas isn’t all gambling, getting sh*t faced drunk and dancing in stilettos until you can no longer stand. For those couples looking for a chill visit to Vegas it’s not only doable but super fun {and romantic} too! As a bonus, below you’ll find some notes about where to eat in Vegas for vegans and vegetarians. {Things To Do in Vegas Sans Casinos and Clubbing} … Continue reading 5 Things For Couples To Do In Vegas That Don’t Involve Casinos nor Clubbing

Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

I started writing this post right after my visit to Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, two days before the massive eruption at Kilauea. I didn’t finish nor publish it until now, simply because of the volatile situation on the island. My husband and I were extremely lucky to experience the beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP), and to see the glow of … Continue reading Vegan and Vegetarian Dining in Volcano, Big Island Hawaii

Where To/Not Eat For Vegans and Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California

{Where To/Not Eat For Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California} Thai food: We walked to Aroi Cafe, a spunky Thai restaurant with a somewhat diner feel. This place is very vegan and vegetarian friendly. The vegetarian fresh rolls were tasty, and they can make their curries mild for anyone who doesn’t like food that’s too spicy. We were a party of 4 adults and ordered … Continue reading Where To/Not Eat For Vegans and Vegetarians in Downtown La Jolla, California

Review of the La Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, California

I stayed at the La Grande Hotel last week with my husband and in-laws in an ocean view room, with two queen beds on the 5th floor (top floor) of the hotel. So a few notes and contet to keep in mind when reading this review: The trip was optimized for my elderly in-laws who don’t take vacations often, and definitely not at the beach. … Continue reading Review of the La Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla, California

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