Just like everyone else I’ve been adapting to life’s recent changes brought on by Covid-19. At the very beginning of it all –for me it was March 15th– I told myself this was a great opportunity to sit down and do some organizing (surely I’m not alone in this idea). I’d sit down and sort […]
Eyebrow Raising Tips at Museo Frida Kahlo
Mexico City has so much to offer to the on-slot of new tourists it’s been receiving as of recent, but one of the most notorious attractions that shouldn’t be overlooked is Museo Frida Kahlo in the neighborhood of Coyoacán. The Blue House served as Frida’s home from childhood till death, as well as her art studio, healing […]
How to Find Pow!Wow!
I don’t think I’ve ever published anything about Pow!Wow! before, but I’ve definitely intended to. The annual street art festival grew out of Honolulu back in 2013 and has spread internationally– luckily to my backyard! Pow!Wow! San Jose started in 2017, the same year I moved there for college, and I have plenty of unpublished […]
Breath of Fresh Air(bnb)
If you’re a hospitality & tourism nerd like me then you’re probably aware of the controversy that surrounds Airbnb… and if you’re not, well I don’t blame you it’s not the normal type of news that makes headlines. I could go on for days* about the arguments for and against the homestay website and while […]
Why Winter is Winner (& other travel tips!)
One of the most common questions I’m asked is “how do you afford to travel all of the time?” First and foremost, you have to be open to all travel possibilities. Most recently for me that meant traveling to Europe in the winter. Aside from Christmas markets and snowy ski slopes, travelers typically don’t see […]
Making Pet Travel Paw-ssible!
It’s pretty well known that San Diego is an extremely dog friendly city, so to celebrate the end of my college career and the start of summer we decided it was time to take our English Bull Terrier, Kona, on her first vacation! Aside from a quick day trip to Yosemite this was Kona’s longest road trip […]
How Accessible is Aulani to Day-Visitors?
As I mentioned before I was not staying at Aulani when I visited the O’ahu resort. I had made breakfast reservations at one of their restaurant’s as a way to gain access to some Disney magic, but what I didn’t anticipate was just how much access we would have for someone who wasn’t an overnight guest! […]
Am I really Michelle if I didn’t visit Disney’s Hawaiian Resort?? Located on the southeastern side of O’ahu Aulani Resort & Spa is Disney’s only Hawaiian property and while we weren’t staying there (cause money) we were at the complex next door, so we paid them a nice, neighborly visit in the form of brunch […]
My Clean Routine
I know what this post must look like, but I swear I’m not transitioning into a beauty or lifestyle blogger! I’ve simply been making some changes in my personal life and they’ve had a really positive impact so I wanted to share them with you! At the beginning of 2019 I decided that as my […]
DC in a Day
Last weekend I found myself sitting in a revolving rooftop bar, taking in the panoramic view of Washington DC and detailing our next day’s itinerary on a cocktail napkin. With 48 hours of exploration time before flying back to reality, I was on a mission to make the most of our limited time! (^gotta say […]