• Food,  Travel

    Japanese Jelly Candies

    Happy Friday! It has been a week. So this weekend, and it’s a long weekend, is so needed. I was scrolling through the photos on my phone the other day and saw this photo I took back in September of a box of jelly candies my parents bought in Japan and thought it would make for a nice, colorful flashback Friday. Back in August I went on a family vacation to Japan and Hong Kong and before heading to Hong Kong from Japan we were at the airport trying to use up some of our Japanese yen. The duty free shops were great for some last minute gifts for others and…

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    A Trip Where The Wild Things Are In Missouri

    There are plenty of good reasons to travel to Missouri, a state that brings you the Gateway Arch Museum, the fantastic Silver Dollar City amusement park, and Mark Twain’s home, now kept as a museum. However, the richness of this midwestern state truly lies with the wild things, both in the national parks it has to offer as well as to the local tradition of cultivating and preserving it all. Link Take a trip on the green side When it comes to visiting a city, visiting at least one park is always recommended. It offers a nice break away from the hustle and bustle in most cases, but the Missouri…

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    Finding Good Food In The US of A

    (Image Source) Getting your hands on a bite to eat while in America is something a lot of people take for granted. With the sheer number of food places available, you can go practically anywhere in a US city to eat something, and it’s been this way for a long time. Of course, though, the vast majority of the options you will find won’t fit the ticket. Instead, if you want to eat something great, you have to know how to look for it, and that is exactly what this post is here to show you. With all of this in mind, finding food on your travels around the US…

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    Food,  Travel

    DC Diary: Food & Heading Home

    I’m back home in NJ! My trip to DC was a nice few days away and now I’m busy with Secret Santa with friends and New Year’s Eve. I have exactly 1 day (New Year’s Day) to just stay home and not have to do anything before I go back to work. In the meantime while I’ve got a few spare moments, I wanted to share where and what I ate in DC and recap my last day aka my drive home. When I arrived in DC on Wednesday, we pretty much only had time to settle in to the hotel, walk around, and then go to dinner. We had…

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    DC Diary: Museum Hopping

    Today I head home from my little trip to DC. It was a good amount of time in the city, although there is more that I need to come back to see. I didn’t get to go to Alexandria, as previously planned due to holiday hours for the water taxi, and we didn’t want to rush. There are also so many more museums I want to see and ones that I want to spend more time in. But, 2 full days in DC was a nice little trip and I’d never been here during the holidays. Yesterday was rainy for most of the day so it worked out well that…

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    DC Diary: Capitol, Memorials, & Ice Skating

    Yesterday was our first full day in D.C. for this little trip and we made the most of it for sure. After eating breakfast at the hotel, we headed down to the Capitol for a tour. I don’t think I’ve ever toured the Capitol before but I could be wrong. If I have it would’ve been when I was really young hence not remembering it. We had tickets for 10:50 so we just had to wait in line to go through security and then picked up our tickets and joined one of the timed groups. It was cool to see inside and learn a little more about the building and…

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    Washington, D.C. – Roadtrip + The Wharf

    It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Washington, D.C. I would say at least 8 years, so my family’s little road trip there this week will be nice for sightseeing. We planned this a few weeks ago, before the government shut down, but supposedly everything is open until at least January 1 so hopefully we won’t really be effected by it. The drive down from our town in New Jersey to D.C. is supposed to take around 4 hours, but traffic was horrendous yesterday so it took us longer. I took photos to document the trip so I’m including a few road trip photos here. When we…

  • Food,  Travel

    Restaurants You Need To Visit in Kuala Lumpur

    Image Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia is a beautiful place. It’s a thriving city full of diversity and life and it is a place which is ideal for a summer vacation with your partner or your family. If you fancy a visit to Kuala Lumpur this year or you have already booked one, you’ve come to the right place. Today we are going to take a look at some of the best restaurants in this city which make the most of fusion flavours from all over Asia. Devi’s Corner The first place we are going to look at is this lovely restaurant which serves all of its iconic food on banana…

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    Vera Bradley Weekender Bag

    Last month I included this Vera Bradley Iconic Weekender Travel Bag in my favorites and since I had to pack it to spend this weekend at my parents house (making lots of Christmas cookies) I thought it was the perfect time to write a whole post about how great this bag is. I have two other Vera Bradley duffle bags, but this one is so great because it is the perfect size for a weekend hence the name. My first ever Vera Bradley duffle was from years ago and it’s so tiny that I literally could probably fit a pair of pants and a sweater in it. The print is adorable…

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    Five Must-Visit American Cities (That Aren’t New York!)

    There’s something strangely romantic about cities- despite the hustle and bustle, they’re often voted as the most romantic places in the world- with cities like London, Venice and Paris featuring highly. When you think about going on a city break in America, chances are it’s New York that instantly springs to mind. And while it’s an incredible city, there are plenty more worth considering that might interest you and suit your needs more. Here are some examples! Image link Denver Are you a bit of an art buff? Denver in Colorado is known for its art scene. The Santa Fe and RiNo Arts Districts offer plenty of modern, interesting art…