2015

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

Rant or Rave: Paesano’s

What can I say about Paesano’s that hasn’t already been said? This iconic sandwich shop located in Philadelphia’s Italian Market has one of the best sandwiches I’ve eaten in a while. I’ve only tried one, the Paesano, made with thin slices of beef brisket, provolone, horseradish mayo, tomatoes, pepperoncino, and…

Philly 2015 Day 2: A City of Contrasts

Philly 2015 Day 2: A City of Contrasts

My second day in Philadelphia saw me visit two attractions that couldn’t be more different than one another. The first one was a well-preserved symbol of freedom while the other was a decrepit structure that represented isolation and is nowhere near as imposing as it once was. A City of…

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…

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1

Road Trip to Charlottesville, VA 2015: Day 1 I woke up just as the sun was rising from the horizons on a Saturday. That’s how dedicated I am when it comes to traveling. Anyway, an early morning was necessary if I were to make my goal of leaving around 8…