Olympia, Greece

Our cruise ship docked at Katakolo, the port closest to the ancient Greek city of Olympia. A tour bus and guide transported us to the ruins of Olympia, where we trekked through temples, plazas, homes, streets, and fields in the hot, beating sun. However, while it felt very surreal to walk in the footsteps of…

Alberobello, Italy

A sweet little town located southwest of Bari, a city in Southern Italy and large cruise port, Alberobello is home to its famous trulli, or special white stone huts with grey, cone-shaped roofs. Some trulli have special symbols that can convey religion, history, values, and the like; the uniquely-topped huts earned a nickname “mushroom town”…

London’s Top Attractions—Reviewed!

According to Forbes, London was the world’s 2nd most visited city in the world in 2017, second only to Bangkok, Thailand, which surpassed London’s 2016 #1 spot this year by 200 million international visitors. Still Europe’s top destination, London drew $16.3 billion in revenue from these visitors, $2 billion ahead of Bangkok. And that is…

Famous Windsor/Bath/Stonehenge Tour

When in London, there are so many places to explore–yet what about in London’s surrounding areas? One of the most popular tours in London actually buses you outside of London to Windsor Castle, the Roman Baths, and Stonehenge. The tour in which we participated also brought us to Lacock, an intimate, 13th century village known…

The Broad Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles boasts many trendy modern art museums, and the fairly new museum, The Broad, in downtown LA is no exception: founded by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in September of 2015, the museum has already attracted almost 2 million visitors to view its unique, 2,000-piece collection. General admission is free. When I visited The Broad in March 2018,…

Manhattan Beach, CA

A small beach community tucked neatly into South Bay, Manhattan Beach is a rather tight-knit community that boasts upscale shops and restaurants, an extensive, identifiable pier, and, of course, a vast beach. Sometimes, I spend a night as an escape from the real world. Downtown Manhattan Beach is where everything happens. One can begin the…

Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The festive Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens displays are an annual tradition. My dad took a few great photos, and I thought I’d share! Happy Holidays! Read more about the gardens in my last post!

Spending the Holidays with Family in Las Vegas

Las Vegas may be commonly known as a place for gambling, clubbing, and other ventures—a place where apparently anything that occurs in Vegas stays in Vegas. But Vegas can also be a fun place for families, as long as you know where to go! I rang in 2017 with my family in Vegas last year,…

Bruges, Belgium

Chocolate, waffles, and a breathtaking view—what more could one want?