Winter Vacation in New Orleans

New Orleans (“The Big Easy”) is a beautiful city and I just can’t imagine how crazy it gets during Mardi Gras. Even without Mardi Gras, you can still admire the architecture in the French Quarter, ride the St. Charles street car to see dozens of the antebellum mansions, eat fresh and soft beignets (powdered sugar […]

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3 Days in Sydney, Australia

My cousin, my sister, and I went to Sydney for three days at the end of December. Australia’s summertime meant high temps with medium humidity – it wasn’t as bad as Taiwan summer humidity. If you’re going to Australia and you’re a US citizen, make sure you get a visa before you go.  What to Do | […]

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Weekend Trips to Vancouver

Located in British Columbia and a 2.5-hour drive from Seattle, Vancouver is like a Canadian Seattle; it is rainy and dreary most of the year but has the most beautiful summers with sunshine and lush flora. They have a public market near the waterfront just like Seattle! Don’t forget to pack Canadian dollars or aim to […]

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Trips to Taipei, Taiwan

I have a lot of relatives in Taiwan and I also spent a month there traveling all of Taiwan. Recently, I’ve been back in Taipei so this guide will focus on the Taipei that I know. Taiwan is amazing and delicious and has tons of shopping. That month in Taiwan is what really sparked my whole obsession […]

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What You Must Eat Sweet in New York City

When you think NYC food, you think the best in the nation and that includes sweets. Special shout out to M. Wang who lived in Manhattan for 6 years and provided most of these recs! Items are listed in priority order with the neighborhood in parentheses. Anything in italics is on my to-do list. BAKERY & CAKES 1. Momofuku Milk […]

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Top 10 Sweets to Eat in San Francisco

Here are my top picks when you’re in town listed in order of priority. Neighborhood in parentheses and anything in italics is on my to-do list. 1. Golden Gate Bakery ($, Chinatown, Egg tarts): Home to the best, most luscious egg custard tarts you can get in the United States, these are no ordinary egg tarts. […]

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What to Eat Sweet in San Diego

There are tons of remarkable desserts in San Diego – let’s go now! These are the top best picks for San Diego sweets. Pictured above is VG’s donuts. Special shout out to J. Liu who has lived in San Diego for almost a decade and provided most of these recs! Items are listed with the neighborhood […]

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Best Sweets in Seattle

Seattle sweets make me smile. There are so many delightful things to eat, you’ll have to pack a couple toothbrushes to keep up. Join me on an eating adventure! And, if you have a car or are near West Seattle, hit up Original Bakery for their Pershing doughnut. It’s fresh, fluffy, and absolutely delightful. Items […]

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Weekend Trips to Portland

Portland, Oregon is a sleepy, smaller version of Seattle – it’s just a 3-hour drive away. It’s dreary and damp most of the year, but there are plenty of hipsters and classy cool places to keep you enticed and wanted to come back again and again. Here are my recs and to-do list: What to […]

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