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801, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture [...]

201, 2018

Grateful: A Love Song to the World

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , |

As we approach another new year, I reflect on my gratitude. To my support system and network around the world, a sincere THANK YOU. This travel blog was created on my first solo trip to India in 2008 initially for friends [...]

2612, 2017

Top 10 Foods to Try in Lebanese Cuisine

December 26th, 2017|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Lebanon is a mecca for foodies. The Lebanese Cuisine is, in itself, worth a flight over for days of gluttonous consumption. In case you cannot travel there this week, here is a list of traditional dishes to try at your [...]

1512, 2017

The Best Truffle Pasta in Rome, Italy

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Italy|Tags: , , |

Where would one find the best Truffle Pasta in all of Rome? Many would think at a generationally owned family restaurant in some small alley. Or possibly at a fancier establishment. Believe it or not, this gem could also be found [...]

112, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even [...]

2211, 2017

My Birthday: Another Library to be Bulit!

November 22nd, 2017|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education [...]

2210, 2017

Best Hostels & Airbnb’s Around the World

October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cuba, England, India, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, New York, Rajasthan, Senegal, Turkey|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most intimidating and misleading ideas of Traveling is how expensive it can be. Another concern is safety. So in respect to both, I've compiled a list of my top 13 favorite inexpensive accommodations around the world that is [...]

410, 2017

Grandmother Pupi’s Home in Viñales, Cuba

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you are going to a new place to learn about their Culture, I challenge you to Suspend All Your Previous Judgements. Fully Immerse Yourself with the Locals. Eat their Food, Drink their Drinks and try to Experience Life as they do. Stay [...]

1609, 2017

Killer Shrimp with a Killer View

September 16th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , |

One of Marina Del Rey's most popular restaurants, Killer Shrimp, serves a Spicy Seafood Broth and Cucumber Lime Mint Gin Martini that is simply perfecto after a Paddle-board Session! Recently, I've found myself spending more time in this cozy, friendly [...]

1209, 2017

Fresh Poke: South Maui Fish Company

September 12th, 2017|Categories: Hawaii|Tags: , , |

On your next trip to Maui, your first grub stop must be to South Maui Fish Company for the freshest Poke Bowl! With the establishment being ranked #1 out of 675 restaurants in Maui on TripAdvisor, I had to taste the [...]

409, 2017

Cuba Travel Tips for Americans

September 4th, 2017|Categories: Cuba|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Traveling to Cuba as an American may seem very complicated and intimidating. It is actually a lot easier than I expected having done some research ahead of time and talking to friends that have traveled there in the past year. [...]

808, 2017

Changing Faces: San Gabriel Valley

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , , |

My article "Changing Faces: How Immigration and Food Forever Changed the San Gabriel Valley", a proof that Immigrants Make America Great. Published in ARE Magazine, Summer Edition 2017, read it here.