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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Sidewalk Dining at È Tutto Qua – A little Italy in San Francisco, CA

In October 2015, my siblings planned a trip up to San Francisco, CA to support my sister who was competing in the Nike Half Marathon. The night before the race, we needed to find a place to carb her up  and E’Tutto Qua seemed like the perfect place. Our only concern was the wait, so […]

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Caravelle – My Last Brunch in Barcelona

After a wonderful trip with my sister to Barcelona, we absolutely had to get one last amazing meal before leaving. Caravelle was the lucky winner… but we ended up being the winners. We were seated within 10 minutes and it was prime brunch time. I noticed the crowd was a mix of tourists and locals, […]

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2.3k feet of Pure Glute Gains – Tahquitz Peak

If you’re looking for a great hike within a couple hours drive of Los Angeles, definitely consider heading to Idyllwild! I decided to get away for a weekend and decided to tackle Tahquitz Peak along the Devil’s Slide Trail. According to AllTrails, this hike is considered Moderate. However, I’d say it’s moderate bordering strenuous. I […]

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