Category Budget Traveling

CALLING ALL TRAVELERS/BLOGGERS: Where in Southeast Asia Should I Travel?

Some people get that warm, tingly feeling while performing on stage or before a “big game” or at a concert of their favorite band – I get it while obsessing over prices of flights 7 months from now. I LOVE to plan. Especially trips abroad. And while there is a plethora of information available to me from […]

A Bike Ride a Day Keeps the Doctor Away | Part II

This past weekend rivaled my previous “Perfect Weekend in Busan” since making the awesome discovery that Busan has FREE bike rentals all over the city. About a decade ago, people started getting really concerned about the sketchy air quality and so the city has been opening up free bike rental shops over the years to encourage more […]

Holiday in Hawaii

So a recent Skype sesh with the family got me slightly homesick. I happen to come from the most ridiculously awesome family ever, by the way (if I haven’t mentioned it enough times). I’ve lived away from home for about 7 years now but I’ve usually managed to visit Sacramento (the motherland) at least a couple […]

Hong Kong Guide, Things To Do and Photo Essay

I didn’t know much about Hong Kong before I went – I didn’t even really know if it was its own country or not (technically, Hong Kong – and also Macau – is a “Special Administration Region of China”. So kind of its own country with different rights and freedoms than China). The boyfriend and […]

How to Save Money to Travel the World

How to Save Money to Travel the World

I wrote an article earlier this year about ways to travel cheap. I wanted to inspire people to travel. Make them understand that it’s really not as far-fetched as it seems. So while I named 25 ways to save while traveling, I didn’t mention how to get started. People always ask me how I can afford to travel. The […]

We Want YOU to Drink Soju

10 Reasons Why YOU Should Drink Soju

So obviously I failed at writing a post every day for NaBloPoMo. It wasn’t for lack of inspiration or even because of laziness – I just didn’t have the time. I started half a dozen drafts and never finished them because I didn’t have the time to make them quality posts. And I’m a firm […]

A Guide to Surviving Public Transportation

If you’re lucky, there will be a time in your life where you rely solely on public transportation. I mean it — that would make you lucky. Because maybe  a) you live in a big city which is always amazing, b) you’ve moved to a new city (yay!) but don’t have a car (boo), c) […]

First Time For Everything #2: Swimming with Sea Turtles

FIRST Time Swimming With Sea Turtles And I emphasize the first because there WILL be a next time. (Please be warned that there is about to be a massive picture overload of Green Sea Turtles.) I recently went to Maui, Hawaii for my sister, Nadia’s wedding (that I will eventually get around to blogging about). […]