A Day Trip to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles

A Trip to Stearns Wharf, State Street and the Funk Zone A couple weekends ago, my parents had planned a day-trip to Santa Barbara, CA. I, currently living at home (part-time but that’s another post), was invited to come along! Admittedly, I have been to Santa Barbara but never had the chance to enjoy  the […]

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Deep-fried Dough in Chicago: The Doughnut Vault

Indulging in fresh doughnuts at the Doughnut Vault, located in the River North neighborhood in the Windy City. Chicago has always been on my list of cities to explore in the U.S. So far, in every city I’ve visited, it has, without fail, rained or snowed during my trip. Chicago was no exception! On a […]

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Dumpling Heaven: Din Tai Fung in Taiwan

Living out my foodie dreams with juicy XLB dumplings in Taipei at DTF! In March 2017, after quitting my job in corporate America, my family and I planned a three week country-hopping vacation. On the list: Taiwan, Japan and, lastly, my home country Vietnam. This was my first trip ever to  the Asian continent and […]

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