Healthy and Delicious in San Diego

Food is important. Good food is even more important – that’s how I see it! Thankfully, there are more and more places popping up that help ease the search for good, nourishing food. A place I came across on a recent trip to sunny San Diego was Cafe Gratitude. I only wish I was there…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

Vegas Baby

I find Vegas to be one of those chameleon places –  it’s never the same; it becomes whatever you want it to be in each visit. Having been there a few times already, and it not being my all time favourite place, I wanted to experience a different kind of Vegas. Something less touristy, finding pleasure in the…

SF Adventures – 10 Affordable Things To Do #OnlyInSF

This most recent trip, I spent 4 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been to San Francisco multiple times, for work and for vacation, so this trip I wanted to seek out things to do that were either free or unique which I haven’t done before in the city. Here is my list of things…

SF Adventures – The Meritage Resort & Spa

A weekend in San Francisco isn’t complete without a visit to the Napa Valley. Day 3 included a short drive around Oakland, followed by some shopping stops in Emeryville and Vallejo before reaching Napa. We were invited to stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa, one of the largest resorts in the Napa Valley. Situated on…

SF Adventures – Visiting Oakland

My plans for Day 2 of my San Francisco trip included an overnight stay across the Bay Bridge in Oakland. Courtesy of Visit Oakland, we were invited to attend the Oakland Athletics “A’s” vs New York Yankees Major League Baseball game in the afternoon. Take me out to the ballgame! This was my first experience watching…

San Francisco Adventures – Delarosa

Day 1 of my San Francisco trip started off with a flight to San Jose so hubby and I could catch the Pace Art + Technology teamlab exhibit in Menlo Park. For anyone who is into digital art installations, this is the mother of all digital art shows. This is worth a visit before they…

The Magical Staying Power of Disney

When I was a little kid, I remember watching Fantasia with my Mom. I remember being mesmerized by Mickey in the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The animation, the music – it all seemed so magical. Little did I know that when my Mom was a little kid like me, she had the same emotions when she first saw the movie….

4 Days in New York

For the Thanksgiving long weekend, my hubby and I took a 4 day trip to New York City. As crazy as it was to spend part of the first and last day on a 5 hour plane ride to and from the Big Apple, this trip was another foodie adventure, sandwiched with lots of sightseeing…