Trip Recap: Scotland

After a wonderful few days in Ireland, my next stop was Scotland! Staying in a cool hub hotel near the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, the beautiful medieval city was easy to fall in love with. It reminded me of a couple of my favorite cities like Bruges and Prague. It was like being in a…

Gophers, Burgers, and Beer

After a nice day of touring historic homes and riding the trolley around lovely Savannah, I stopped by City Market to try some sweet treats and purchase a couple souvenirs at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. The popular items are the pecan pralines and the sweet and salty gophers – pecan pieces with housemade caramel poured on…

Leaving El Salvador

We had a great day at the beach the day before and now our time in El Salvador was coming to an end. It was Saturday morning and I had a few hours to check out the hotel’s breakfast buffet and relax by the lovely pool before heading to the airport. We had a layover…

Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest

After walking around some of Arashiyama’s gorgeous gardens, it was time to head to one of the most popular attractions in all of Japan – Bamboo Forest. Also known as Bamboo Grove, there’s a walking path that cuts straight through. Standing in the midst of all the soaring stalks of bamboo was really cool! Strolling…

Morning Prayers with the Monks of Jokiin Temple

After a relaxing night in our Japanese-style room, we woke up nice and early the next morning. We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join the monks of Jokiin for morning prayers and meditation. As guests of Jokiin, you are invited to join the monks in the prayer hall at 6am. We set up a…

Harbourside Sunday Brunch

For my final day in Hong Kong, I felt like it was appropriate to go all out. I started the day off with an elaborate Sunday brunch buffet at Harbourside inside the InterContinental. Sunday brunch is served 11:30am to 3:00pm and costs HK$898, around $110US. I did say I was going all out. 😉 I…

Off to Hong Kong!

So it’s been a bit since my last post! I took some time off and went back to Asia for my big trip this year. On Halloween I headed to Hong Kong for 5 days for the first part of my Asia Trip. I’ve never been and wasn’t sure what to expect, but I couldn’t…

Second Bar + Kitchen

I was so very excited to go to Austin for a few days. I couldn’t wait to catch up with a friend and of course check out the great restaurants and bars I always hear about! You may still see a couple large painted guitars scattered around the city. Apparently they were used to raise…