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

How to Obtain a First Time OCI Card for People Who Were Born in the USA Based on Both Parents’ Birth in India: Step-by-Step Guide

This article is intended to be read before starting the OCI card application. Read this first, then start the application. The process will be less confusing and you won’t end up with delays.  The Indian government has created a system … Continue reading How to Obtain a First Time OCI Card for People Who Were Born in the USA Based on Both Parents’ Birth in India: Step-by-Step Guide

Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Traveling abroad while vegetarian and/or vegan can be challenging. Awareness of vegetarian and vegan diets is spreading across the globe and there are restaurants ranging from hole-in-the-wall cafes to fine dining that are entirely vegetarian or vegan. But on the … Continue reading Vegetarian and Vegan Traveler’s Survival Secrets

Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation

Part of traveling is returning home. It’s the harsh reality that eventually we have to get back to…reality. Americans especially, get less vacation time, compared to other countries, so maximizing time on vacation is often the priority. And that means … Continue reading Travel Hacks: Preparing For Your Return, BEFORE You Leave on Vacation

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

Easy to Use, Free App to Stay Organized Before, During, and After Traveling: Trello

Most people do at least some research about their destination before they head out. You might have collected restaurant, bar, entertainment and shopping recommendations from your friends. So where do you organize and store all of that info? And how … Continue reading Easy to Use, Free App to Stay Organized Before, During, and After Traveling: Trello