Edinburgh: Breakfast at Coffee Mill

Good morning, Edinburgh!!  It’s day 4 of our trip and we are on our own to explore Edinburgh.  We had tickets for the Castle at 9:30 and decided to yelp a place nearby for breakfast.  The Coffee Mill came up with decent reviews, and they had the Scottish Breakfast, too! […]

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 […]

Orange, CA: El Torito

It’s Tuesday, so it’s Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour at El Torito at the Outlets of Orange, which is available only in the cantina from 3:00-9:00. The taco Tuesday was a decent deal. For $2.99 per taco, you order with the cantina waitress and she gives you a […]

Pasadena: Comics Factory

Literally located next door to Zankou Chicken is this comic book/ collectible store. You can park on the street, or go around the block behind McDonalds, cut through the alley and park in the shared small lot with Zankou. The store looks small but its narrow and long. […]

Anaheim, CA: Carthay Circle at DCA

Stephen’s birthday was last Wednesday, so to celebrate I took him to lunch at Carthay Circle, located inside Disney California Adventure.  We had 12:30 reservations, but arrived too early.  To kill time, we stopped for a photo with Goofy and then had drinks at the lounge. Upon checking in, […]

Montebello, CA: X-Treme Toys

A Funko Pop collector’s dream!!  Located on the 2nd floor of the mall, closest to BJ’s Pizza is this independent toy store.  I walked in about 15 minutes before closing and was amazed at the inventory they had. Behind the counter they had the higher end items, such […]