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A Few Nights in Austin: Girl’s Trip 2017

A Few Nights in Austin: Girl’s Trip 2017

It was our first girl’s only trip together. Monse and I are both teachers at the same middle school: she teaches Social Studies, I teach Physical Education. Originally we were to have a group of three, but our other colleague couldn’t make it, so off […]

Taking Off: The Sights from London Heathrow

Taking Off: The Sights from London Heathrow

The song of London Heathrow should be “rain rain go away, come again another day.” Just our luck; London Heathrow heard our call for a break in the rain and delivered! Flying out was a treat for us as the sun shone down on the […]

A Sneak Peek: Landing at LAX

A Sneak Peek: Landing at LAX

Landing at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is a lot of fun when you have a window seat. Often times you get a glimpse of the skyscrapers in Downtown Los Angeles. Even the Hollywood sign is visible on a clear enough day! The surrounding hills, […]

5 Places to Travel Without Baby

5 Places to Travel Without Baby

  Traveling is amazing whether you are with friends, family, or flying solo. It can be lovely to see the wonder in your child’s eye when experiencing something new in a different country. There are, however, still times that you may want to take a […]

Falling Short: A Four Points Review

Falling Short: A Four Points Review

This is not the first time I have stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside in Culver City. This will probably not be the last time I stay at this particular hotel. The location is ideal for me. Everything else seems to […]

n/naka: The Simplicity of Nature’s Finest Flavors

n/naka: The Simplicity of Nature’s Finest Flavors

“A recipe has no soul, you as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.” -Thomas Keller Soul is exactly what Niki Nakayama, owner and chef of n/naka, brings to not only her modern kaiseki dishes, but to her customers as well. I have never […]