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

3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

I used to wear heels all the time. Now I avoid it if I can. Even though I’m only 4’11” the pain isn’t worth the price. This Orange County girl’s motto is now, function over fashion. And while traveling, in particular, going with flats makes sense – traversing uneven sidewalks, walking uphill and downhill, etc. I think everyone has received the memo by now…flats don’t … Continue reading 3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

Whenever I start packing for a trip to Africa I always imagine that I’m going to look like Meryl Streep from Out of Africa…but in reality I look pretty much the same as on any other day. But my upcoming trip to Uganda is a little different because there are restrictions that I didn’t worry about on my previous trips to Southern Africa. For example, … Continue reading Womens’ Guide to Packing for A Trip to Uganda; Petite Women You’ll ESPECIALLY Like This.

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

Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

Thinking about traveling to East Africa? From the Great Migration, to tree climbing lions to chimpanzee habituation and gorilla trekking, there’s a plethora to see and do. So, where in East Africa should you go? Ideally you’d visit all of the (safe) countries. But if you have to pick and choose, how do you decide? This article will help you make those decisions. My objective … Continue reading Deciding What Countries To Travel In East Africa: A Simple Framework To Make Deciding Easier

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