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Foto Friday: Dramatic Coastlines of the Riviera Maya

Foto Friday: Dramatic Coastlines of the Riviera Maya

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the dramatic coastline of the Riviera Maya. Heading to explore the Mayan ruins in Tulum, we were greeted by grey clouds and a rugged coastline– no wonder they say these ruins are the prettiest because of their idyllic setting. As we ran down the rickety ... Read More »

Pushing My Limits in Mexico

Pushing My Limits in Mexico

You know, despite traveling all over the world, I’m honestly not much of an adventurer. Sure I may try eating the occasional weird thing or take part in an off-beat festival from time to time, but you’ll never see me bungee jumping or sky diving. No sir, not me, not ever! I’m the girl who’s afraid of riding the sky ... Read More »

#FindingAsia: Mochitsuki at the Midwest Buddhist Temple, Chicago

#FindingAsia: Mochitsuki at the Midwest Buddhist Temple

Mochi (餅), which is a sweet sticky rice cake, has been eaten in Japan since ancient times for special celebrations and festivals. The practice of hand-pounding mochi, known as mochitsuki (餅つき), is now rare even in Japan as most people would rather buy machine-made mochi sold at stores instead of making their own. Yet still, whether store-bought or home-made, the ... Read More »

Keeping Connected with TEP Wireless

Keeping Connected with TEP Wireless

As a blogger -or even a Millennial- living in our fast-paced tech-driven world, staying connected while traveling is super important. For me, it’s my job. I need to be able to send out Tweets or post up pretty pictures on Instagram. But it’s also nice for keeping in touch with friends and family back home– or for being able to meet ... Read More »

Foto Friday: The Port of Barcelona

Foto Friday: The Port of Barcelona

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is of the Port of Barcelona. There’s just something about having the mountains and ocean all in one destination. Maybe that’s why I was so partial to Barcelona– a city which I honestly didn’t even know was a port city until booking my flights. Wandering around the ... Read More »

Casa Gracia: More than a Hostel

Casa Gracia: More than a Hostel

Arriving in Barcelona after dark, the airport bus dropped us off in Plaça de Catalunya. We were worried about finding our way in the dark, so we foolishly hopped in a cab. Two minutes later, the cab stopped. What?? We were here already? It was literally just a couple of blocks up the road. We paid the (luckily) cheap fare and rang the ... Read More »

Luxury and Location at Hotel Granvia, Barcelona

Luxury and Location at Hotel Granvia, Barcelona

Checking into Hotel Granvia was bittersweet. It was our final night in Europe and we were fortunate enough to be spending it in a 19th century palace. Commissioned in the late 1800s by the owners of the Bank of Barcelona, it became one of the few palaces in Barcelona’s city center. It was weird to think of a palace being located ... Read More »

Capturing the True Spirit of Barcelona

Capturing the True Spirit of Barcelona

Warning: An overload of inspirational Barcelona photos ahead! It’s no secret that I love taking pictures. I’m the girl who’ll make you wait before you chow down on your food so that I can take photos first. And the girl who makes everyone wait around while I set up my tripod for the perfect pic? Yeah, I’m her too. But who ... Read More »