Even though I have been to Spain twice for work, this trip was full of firsts: my first time going to Spain for personal vacation, my first time travelling overseas with members of both my immediate and extended family and the first time family members have been to Europe.

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San Francisco

I have to admit, I am always suffering from wanderlust. I tend to check flight prices daily for great deals… and every now and then, I find one and am able to make it work! Such was the case with this trip to San Francisco. I was also able to convince two girlfriends, Amy and Keri to join in on the last minute fun!

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Kauai Island, Hawaii

We arrived on a very rainy Superbowl Sunday and our dear friends the Tapias met us with fresh flower leis. There had been flash floods for days that would continue for the next two days. We stopped at a restaurant for dinner and to watch the game, but since the signal kept getting lost due to the weather, we left shortly after we ate. Continue reading


My travel buddy and I decided to check out Portland, Oregon for a couple of days before Thanksgiving. We had never been, so it was an adventure within itself. We chose to stay at a quaint Airbnb – Brand New Studio – close to Mississippi & Alberta!. The studio was perfect, new and clean and would highly recommend it! The streetcar station was just about a block away and there is a convenient store right around the corner. Continue reading

Cabo San Lucas

My brother and I traveled to Cabo San Lucas for dear friends’ wedding, Emmanuel and Myriam. I was looking forward to this trip, not just to celebrate my friends, but also because it was my first time in Mexico and the first time at an all-inclusive resort. Continue reading

Cape Town Day 7: Shopping & Departure

We had breakfast at the hotel, then went to then Ubered to the Greenmarket Square for some souvenir shopping. I just realized that I didn’t even take any pics of the market. Continue reading