Calistoga Quick Guide

Calistoga Quick Guide  Not too many people know about Calistoga, as it’s sometimes in the shadow of Napa or Sonoma, however, I’ve been coming here since I was a kid and I’ve grown to love it even more than its flashier neighbors. Calistoga has a very small town feel to it, with one main street.... Continue Reading →

Glamping in Russian River

In early April, my husband and I tried out glamping for the first time in the Russian River Area. We were a little nervous, as Guerneville suffered a terrible flood only a month or so before. However, we had made the reservations months in advance and got the go ahead from our accommodations that they... Continue Reading →

What to wear in Santorini

In preparing to go to Santorini, I scoured blog sites looking for any guidance on what to wear during shoulder season. There are so many posts about what to pack during peak season (summer), but almost nothing for what to wear outside of those few months. Below you’ll find my packing guide that takes into... Continue Reading →

Asian-American Book List II

One of my new year's resolutions is read more. I took a long hiatus from reading for pleasure during and after college, as I had to crank out about 2-3 books per week for my English classes, and not the fun, light stuff. I'm talking 10 pound Norton anthologies and Milton's prose. That was kind... Continue Reading →

Holiday Decorations on a Budget

It's our favorite time of the year and we're really leaning into this festive season. *Cough, cough, watching all the cheesy Netflix Christmas movies...Even before the thanksgiving leftovers were put away in the fridge, I was already digging around in the garage for our Christmas decorations.  As is my tradition, I like to do decorations... Continue Reading →

Where We Stayed in Santorini

After doing a ton of research on Santorini and the best places to stay, my husband and I decided on Oia. And after visiting most of the other towns on the island, we thought we made the right choice. Imerovigli was SUPER quiet, with many places either closed for the season or under construction (we... Continue Reading →

One Day in Athens

We spent a couple days in Athens during our Greece trip last week, as we flew into the city before heading on to the islands. The first thing I noticed about the city, after driving through countless groves of olive trees, was the  architecture, as I guess I was expecting more of the older buildings... Continue Reading →

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