24-Hours in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is the perfect city to spend 24-hours walking around and exploring. This post includes suggestions on what to do and where to eat on a day in Charleston. A list of the sites visited and a map of their locations is included at the bottom of the post.

Love Letter to Charleston, Part 2

After a busy day gallivanting around Savannah and arriving back at our hotel around 10 pm, my mom and I slept in on our third day in Charleston. Since, it was Saturday, we decided to start our day with brunch at Hominy Grill. Hominy Grill, since closed, was known for its hominy-style grits and its…

Day Trip to Savannah, GA 2013

Every time my mom and I visit Charleston, we always take a day trip to Savannah, GA. Situated 108 miles from each other, Savannah can be easily accessed by car if you take US-17 S to I-95 S for 2 hours. If you don’t drive, like me or my mom, another way to get to…

Love Letter to Charleston, SC

I love traveling to new places, but there are some places that tug at my heart and beckon me to come back. Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA are two of those places. I first visited Charleston, SC in 2013. After having visited San Francisco for the third time, my mom and I decided that Charleston…

Cuba People to People, Day 7

On this morning in Sancti Spiritus, it briefly stormed. Then, the clouds gave way to a beautiful sunny day in a bustling city with people on their way to work. After the rain, we make our way through the Cuban countryside to our first stop, El Mirador Bacunayagua in Mantanzas. Here we were treated to…

Cuba People to People, Day 5

Waking up on my fifth day in Cuba at the all-inclusive resort Ocean Casa Del Mar by H10 in Cayo Santa Maria (aka the Cuban Keys) was one of the most glorious experiences in my life. This resort was absolutely breathtaking. The walk from my room to the restaurant for breakfast was a tranquil stroll, where I…

Cuba People to People, Day 3

My third day in Cuba started out with a visit to the Corona Cigar Factory. Here my tour mates and I witnessed how the famous Cuban cigars are made. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos inside the factory, but we were allowed to take photos of the stained glass in the lobby. After…

Title: Pain au Jamon

Story: Have you ever laid your eyes on something and your first thought was mmmmmm? That’s how I felt when I fiat saw this savory goodness at Tartine in San Francisco. Then I tasted it. Imagine the saltiness of the high quality ham and nutty gruyere cheese wrapped in the buttery heaven of a fresh…

Cobb Salad at Luka’s

Story: I love San Francisco. Having traveled there six times, I always like to visit old and new places. I also try to plan a day trip to Oakland, which is just a short ferry ride or BART ride from San Francisco. On my third visit to San Francisco, my mom and I made a…

Title: Beignets

Story: The first time I was in Savannah, GA, my mom and I woke up really early and decided to find a breakfast spot. We took a walk on the Riverwalk and found Huey’s on The River. They had beignets with a praline pecan sauce on their menu. My mom and I decided to try…