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Child Poverty in the Philippines: Our Visit with Street Children in Cebu

August 21, 2017
Street Kids Philippines

Cebu City, Philippines – We were strolling the city at night when a scene made by 5 or 6 boys made our hearts sink. To be honest, they noticed us before we noticed them. The sight of a ‘foreigner’ in the Philippines signals hope for many. This is the frame of mind we keep when approached by a local with souvenirs for sale, a child with their hand out, or…

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Triada Palm Springs

June 3, 2016

A Triada Palm Springs Review Trevor and I are Staycationaholics and this Memorial Weekend, we decided to staycation it up at the Triada Palm Springs Hotel. Located in the movie colony area, this hotel is easily becoming one of my favorite getaway hotels. Here, you can escape the noise of a busy life, grab a cocktail poolside, take a rooftop outdoor shower, dine at Iluminara restaurant, or take a…

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Hotel Wilshire Los Angeles

May 17, 2016
Hotel Wilshire Los Angeles

In my my early twenties, I frequented LA, for different reasons than I do now. I looked forward to getaways with my girls on the weekends. This usually entailed club hopping on Saturdays and waking up to bottomless Mimosas on Sunday Sunday. LA was a hot spot for me and still is, just in a much different way. Fast forward six years and its cliche to say, nevertheless true, my…

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Mardi Gras San Diego

February 11, 2016

Mardi Gras San Diego 2016 Mardi Gras San Diego was a blast!  We were celebrating my best friend’s birthday in Gaslamp for the big annual Mardi Gras San Diego celebration. Trevor and I drove down to Oceanside and took the $5.50 Coaster to downtown San Diego. Yes, I said it…$5.50! If you didn’t know it, now you know – the trains down to San Diego offer great rates on the…

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Snow in Palm Springs

December 14, 2015
Snow in palm springs

Take the Aerial Tramway to see snow in Palm Springs Snow in Palm Springs? While that may sound odd,  like Polar Bears hanging loose in Hawaii, believe it or not, there is snow in Palm Springs. Well, during the winter time that is. The city is known for being one of the warmest places in the United States, which makes seeing snow in Palm Springs a surreal experience. If you are…

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The Anaheim Packing House

November 15, 2015

My husband and I have pushed off going to the Anaheim Packing House long enough. Two years ago, we took a trip to Vancouver Canada and walked through our very first packing house – filled with produce, meats, spices, seafood, pastries, nuts, food vendors and more! It was every food bloggers dream. I remember saying that I wished we had one in Orange County. Low and behold, one year…

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26 Miles Across the Sea

September 9, 2015

Like that old song goes, “26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina Island is the place for me”. While the Island is known to be the Island of romance, it is also the perfect place for family trips. This year marked the 31st year my husband and his family have been coming to Catalina Island. After all, who wouldn’t want to return to the nostalgia of it all. This…