The Kentucky Bourbon Trail with Mint Julep Tours

When I went to Louisville for a long weekend, I knew I had to visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon and crafts 95% of the world’s supply. There are actually more barrels of bourbon than people in Kentucky! I also made sure to pick up a free Kentucky Bourbon Trail…

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 Gems 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…

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…

Off to Seattle: Eden Hill

Catching up on that Pacific Northwest trip! A brief Belgian brunch at Chambar started off our morning in Vancouver before we went to the airport. We ordered orange juice, kombucha, and a couple waffles with mixed berry compote and chocolate. My sister had the Bol Santé with avocado, turmeric & cashew butter, spinach, preserved red…

The Omakase at Tojo’s Restaurant

For my final night in Vancouver I wanted a nice sushi dinner with one of the most famous chefs in town, so I made a reservation at Tojo’s Restaurant. The internationally recognized restaurant serves unique and modern dishes using the finest seasonal and local ingredients around the Pacific Northwest. I requested a seat at the…