Dinner at the Original Din Tai Fung

After spending the majority of the afternoon checking out Taipei’s highlights with local guide, Cola, I invited her to have dinner with me at the original location of Din Tai Fung located on Xinyi Road in the Da’an Disctrict. The world-renowned Taiwanese restaurant is famous for their soup dumplings and noodles. Cola mentioned that we…

Withlocals: Taipei Highlights & Hidden Gems with Cola

One of the best things to do in a new city is to enjoy it like a local. Withlocals made doing just that easy and convenient with connecting you with local guides for various tours and experiences. So when I was in Taipei, I booked the Best of Taipei: Highlights and Hidden Gemsย tour one afternoon….

Trip Recap: Taipei

Hey everyone! It’s been almost a month since I left New Jersey for my “big solo trip” and I already have tons of photos and incredible experiences to share! So get ready for some long pic-heavy posts! Be sure to check out my Instagram for the latest stories! My first stop was Taipei, Taiwan where…

The Omakase at Wataru

It was our final day in Seattle and I made a reservation at Wataru that night. I was excited to indulge in an intimate omakase experience with Chef Kotaro Kumita. There are only two seatings nightly at 5:30pm and 7:45pm. Seating at the sushi bar is limited so be sure to make a reservation as…

Resigned to Travel For a Bit!

Can you really quit your job and travel the world? Well, I’ve decided to do just that…at least for a few months. I’ve been with the same company for a little over 9 years and I’m purely resigning for personal reasons – to take an extended trip! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and…

Cultural and Traditional Sports Around the World

This is a great article about sports around the world by ROL Cruise. I was even asked about my experience attending a Sumo Wrestling Tournament in Japan! Football, cricket, golf, swimming – there are certain sports that are popular worldwide. However, if you dig deeper, there are many more that are not. In this article,…

Trip Recap: Milwaukee

I recently returned from a long Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and had a blast! After my afternoon flight and checking in to my downtown hotel, my first stop was the Fish Fry at Lakefront Brewery. It’s a Milwaukee tradition! Of course I had to order some beer and cheese curds too. Afterwards, I…

Max’s Restaurant

When it comes to Filipino food, there are several options in northern New Jersey. Our favorite place may be a small joint in Bergenfield or the addicting sisig at Mama Fina’s, but for simple, comforting Filipino grub we head to Max’s Restaurant in Bloomfield. Known for their special chicken recipe that became an instant favorite…