5 Days in Paris – Day 2

5 Days in Paris – Day 2

I call Day 2 of Paris the "look at pretty things" or "boy, that's a lot of stairs" day.  In the morning, we took the metro to the Eiffel Tower.  We bought the stair access tickets that took you to the 2nd floor.  Part of the reason why I decided to forego the elevator access [...]

5 Days in Paris – Day 1

5 Days in Paris – Day 1

Last September, Ian and I spent a week in Brussels & Paris for our wedding anniversary trip.  I have been meaning to post about the trip, but life is hectic.  While it is embarrassing that it's almost 1 year later that I'm writing this report, I bet there are a lot of you itching for [...]

24 Hours in Brussels

24 Hours in Brussels

Back in September, Ian and I went on a week-long European trip to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary.  Funny story, we've never had good luck on our anniversaries, on our first wedding anniversary, Ian ended up in the emergency room due to a case of viral vertigo.  On our second wedding anniversary, our dog got [...]

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

It's hard to drive on the I-76 through Philadelphia and not miss the gargantuan building that is the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  This museum is seriously impressive, boasting two floors filled with various collections ranging from Impressionist paintings to arms & armors collection to a Japanese garden. Full disclosure: as much as I love museums, [...]

An afternoon in East Passyunk

An afternoon in East Passyunk

I'm finally getting a slow week after a few weeks of work and hosting visitors.  Finally I'm able to look through the photos I took of the places I visited and compile them into a post.  Up first - East Passyunk. Despite living in Philly for 2 years now, this was actually my first time [...]

Philly from the top

Philly from the top

The thing you need to know about me is I really enjoy a good observation deck.  As much as I have a fear of heights, I absolutely love staring down at a cityscape and taking it all in.  Sure, it's a bit "touristy", but it's always on top of the list of any city I [...]

The Rail Park

The Rail Park

Ian and I have been living in Philadelphia for almost 2 years now.  I am still amazed at the amazing new finds I'm discovering in the city - restaurants, architecture, parks, etc.  A few weeks ago, my mom came for her annual visit, and she suggested that we visit The Rail Park after reading about [...]

San Francisco in 24 Hours

San Francisco in 24 Hours

Over President's Day weekend, I took a solo trip back to the motherland - California.  The main purpose of this trip was to visit my siblings and my adorable nephews (whom I lovingly call my birth control).  But prior to meeting up with my family, I spent less than 24 hours with my friends from [...]