Category: Travel

Edinburgh, Scotland: AirBnb

Typically when I travel, I like to stay in boutique hotels.  Lately, I’ve been noticing my friends taking advantage of AirBnb’s, so I made my first reservation in Edinburgh.  The other AirBnb was booked by Yvonne, and it was her first experience, too.  We both liked the affordable […]

Dean’s of Huntly

When you think of Scottish shortbread, most people will think of Walkers.  You see that plaid package everywhere, in the supermarket, at the airport, and when we were at the AirBnb we passed by the factory.  Yvonne suggested we visit Dean’s of Huntly, which she thought had a […]

Ballindalloch, Scotland: The Glenlivet

Scotland is known for the whiskey and have working distilleries located throughout the country.  You can even plan your visit by using the Whiskey Trail guide, which will tell you how long it’ll take to go from one destination to another.  The weather was not cooperating, so Stephen […]

To Urquhart Castle + Loch Ness

Traveling from Dundee, Steven and Yvonne headed toward the Scottish Highlands toward Loch Ness. Yes, were Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster supposedly resides. The drive took about 3 hours to get there. Thankfully, Steve and Yvonne knew their way around because I was completely lost on where we […]

Sept 2017: LAX –> Edinburgh

Vacation time!! This time it’s going to Edinburgh, Scotland to visit friends (and taste some whiskey!) and then to London.  This is Stephen’s first time visiting the UK (aside from a layover in the airport) and the last time I was in London was back in 2011. We […]

Las Vegas: Brooklyn Bowl 

It’s been about 2 years since I was last at Brooklyn Bowl.  The last few times I tried going, they had a private party and canceled my reservations.  I had given up going here but I gave this place one more try on this visit.  Hurrah! I got […]

Las Vegas: Planet Hollywood 

Las Vegas… I’ve lost count on how many times I have been here. I usually visit every other month, and I am by no means a “high roller”.  I do use the casino’s “players card” when I do gamble and get plenty of free stuff.  For this visit, […]

Studio: Culture at the Irvine Marriott

On Thursday night my fellow foodie friend, Chrissy and I was invited back to attend the second event at the Irvine Marriott.  The theme this time was Studio: Culture. Unlike the first event, Studio Taste Lab,   this one has a much more relaxed feeling. First of all, […]

Ruby Princess – Final dinner

It’s the last night on the cruise, and tomorrow we’ll be back in Los Angeles.  The week actually didn’t go by as fast as I thought it would. Perhaps the 2 days at sea helped make it seem longer? Our final dinner was an American theme, and they […]