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Philly 2015 Day 1: The Real Philadelphia

Philly 2015 Day 1: The Real Philadelphia

I don’t even remember exactly the last time I was in Philadelphia so I figured now was a good a time as any to reacquaint myself with the City of Brotherly Love. Philly has changed over the years. It’s gotten cleaner, more sophisticated, and has since enhanced its cultural mark…

Rant or Rave: Rasika, Penn Quarter

Rant or Rave: Rasika, Penn Quarter

I’m a little late to the party obviously, considering Rasika has been “wowing” Washingtonians for a decade now, but I know for a fact that there are locals that still haven’t tried the place. So if you’re in that minority, go, now! Indian food isn’t exactly my favorite. In fact,…

NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse

NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse

My last night in California, I decided to stay at an old lighthouse turned hostel right on the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s called Montara Lighthouse. NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse The decision wasn’t much of a tossup really, though I missed my nieces as soon as I left them,…

NoCal 2015 Day 3: Daytrip to Yosemite National Park

NoCal 2015 Day 3: Daytrip to Yosemite National Park

I finally made it to Yosemite National Park after all these years of visiting San Francisco and northern California! We had an early start. The daytrip to Yosemite National Park from my cousin’s house near Modesto promised to be a long day. The distance was not even 100 miles but…

NoCal 2015 Day 2: San Francisco Backdoor

NoCal 2015 Day 2: San Francisco Backdoor

On my second travel day, I decided to drive to San Francisco. Together with London and New York, San Francisco is one of my most frequent travel destinations. In just the last five years alone, I’ve visited the city three times. For this particular excursion however, I wanted to do…

NoCal 2015: Day 1: Visiting Monterey

NoCal 2015: Day 1: Visiting Monterey

The moment I decided to fly to California instead of back to D.C., I knew that visiting Monterey would have to be on the agenda. My flight arrived on time in San Jose and I was on the road towards Monterey around 11:30 a.m. just as I anticipated. The drive was…

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Rant or Rave: Izakaya Seki

Good Japanese food is rare in Washington, D.C., and it’s even harder to find authentic Tokyo izakayas that won’t break your wallet. I love Japanese food. It’s one of my favorite cuisines. I can eat sushi every day if my bank account only allows it so when someone suggested trying…

Rant or Rave: Maketto

Rant or Rave: Maketto

I finally made it to this hyped up retail/restaurant place on Washington, D.C.’s H Street neighborhood. I came here Saturday night with a friend (probably not the best time if you want to grab a table.) The first thing I noticed was that Maketto was bigger than I thought. The space…

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

Rant or Rave: Food 101, Gettysburg

I needed a place to eat lunch at as soon as I arrived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania so I checked out some suggestions on the Internet and came across Food 101, Gettysburg. Generally, when deciding on where to eat, I’ll have a look at the restaurant’s menu and reviews, but since…

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 2, Visit Gettysburg

Road Trip to Rural Pennsylvania 2015: Day 2, Visit Gettysburg

The second day of my road trip to rural Pennsylvania (PA) started off on the right track. As usual, I woke up early, spent a few minutes checking the trends and feeds on social media, and then sorted out my itinerary for the day. My original plan was to stop…