RECENT TRAVEL POSTS
November 1, 2023
When I sat down to plan a fairly last-minute trip to Portugal this summer, I didn’t realize it had become such a popular destination. With its incredible architecture and tiled buildings, gorgeous beaches, and stunning wine country, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to the country. In this article, I’ll share some tips that I picked up while planning a trip to Portugal as well as what we learned once we got there. Hopefully, they will help you as you plan your next trip.
October 12, 2023
With miles of beautiful porticoes and delicious cuisine, Bologna is a fantastic city to add to your Italy itinerary. Here, you can visit the oldest university in the world, climb its leaning tower for stunning views, and taste the rich dishes for which Bologna is famous. Though, perhaps avoid going during a summer heat wave. In this article, I’ll take you through our three days visiting Bologna to inspire your next trip.
August 11, 2023
With picturesque landscapes of vineyards and Italian cypress trees peppered over its rolling hills, Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. Driving through the Tuscan countryside, you’ll encounter many medieval towns gracing the hilltops. In this post, I’ll recommend four beautiful hill towns that I don’t think you should miss on your visit to Tuscany. During your visit, admire the architecture, taste the local wine, and soak in the historic feel of these charming towns and you won’t regret it!
June 5, 2023
For years, the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia has been on my bucket list. The bright green rice field terraces, ancient temples, and plethora of beaches beckoned me to visit. Due to its popularity, Bali is also home to some incredibly luxurious resorts and spas. So, when I found out I was pregnant, Bali seemed like the perfect destination for a grand babymoon adventure.
May 17, 2023
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a bustling and vibrant Southeast Asian city with beautiful architecture and delicious food. A fascinating mix of modern development and historic charm provides a fun adventure as you explore this dynamic place. In this article, I’ll share some of the great things you can do on your next trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
February 9, 2023
With its variety of museums and historic sights, charming streets, and delicious restaurants, Florence is a city in which you could easily spend days. So, on your first trip to Florence, be prepared that you will not see everything. Simply soak in as much of this magnificent city as you can and know that you can always come back! In this post, I’ll share our itinerary, some delicious places to eat, as well as some of the lessons we learned from misadventures on our first trip to Florence.
RECENT HONG KONG POSTS
March 24, 2022
Hiking to Lantau Peak via the Middle Dog Teeth Range is a fantastic adventure for experienced hikers in Hong Kong. This short, yet steep hike offers incredible views as you scramble up the rocky and exposed trail to Hong Kong’s second highest peak. As one of the most difficult hikes in Hong Kong, it’s not for everyone. But if you love a challenge, this hike on Lantau Island might be perfect for you!
December 14, 2021
On a cool, clear Saturday morning, we set out on another hiking adventure. This time, we’d tackle the Kai Kung Leng hike near Yuen Long. A steep and exposed trail, it offers epic 360-degree views for almost the entire hike. And so far, it’s the best view of the Shenzhen skyline that I’ve found in Hong Kong! In this article, I’ll show you how to hike this incredibly scenic trail in Lam Tsuen Country Park.
December 3, 2021
In Hong Kong’s northeastern New Territories, Pat Sin Leng Country Park is home to a fantastic hike on a gorgeous mountain range. Undulating peaks offer a tough workout for the legs. But stunning 360-degree views reward hikers for their efforts. In this post, I’ll show you how to hike the Eight Immortals and Wong Leng in Pat Sin Leng Country Park.
November 26, 2021
Because most Hong Kong hikes tend to head straight up a mountain with steep stairs, it’s a rare occurrence to find a flat, easy trail. But that’s what the Fung Hang Family Walk in northern New Territories is. Not only that, but this dog-friendly hike has beautiful views of Starling Inlet and the Yantian District of Shenzhen. It’s a perfect way for the whole family to enjoy some time in nature.
October 19, 2021
As other countries return to a semblance of normal, Hong Kong’s quarantine policies continue making it onerous to travel to the city. Recently returned to Hong Kong from the U.S., I’m in my third week of a 21-day hotel quarantine. So, it’s the perfect time to share a detailed look into my travel and quarantine experience with helpful tips and lessons learned along the way.
June 24, 2021
Nestled in the cozy Hebe Haven, or Pak Sha Wan, neighborhood of Hong Kong with a stunning waterfront location, The Pier Hotel is an excellent place to relax for a couple days. Nearby to hiking trails, beaches, plus delicious restaurants in Sai Kung Town, you can have a quiet getaway without sacrificing comfort. In this article, I’ll review our recent stay at The Pier Hotel so you can see what it’s like to stay there.