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California, Photo Diary

In Photos: Disneyland California

Hello guys! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here. The last few months have been crazy busy. Aside from spending some quality time with my family during the holidays and working at the hospital, I also used the time off to think about how I want to continue with my blog. I wasn’t really happy with the direction it was headed. I felt pressured to keep up with everyone else that I forgot why I started this blog in the first place. But now that I’ve sorted everything  ...

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California, Travel Guide

A Non-Wine Drinker’s Guide to Napa Valley

Most people travel to Napa Valley for the obvious reason, to go wine tasting. Home to over 500 wineries, Napa Valley’s perfect climate and soil makes it one of the premier places to sample some of the best wines in the world. But what happens when you’re a non-wine drinker? Do you just avoid Napa Valley altogether? Or do you take a chance and explore what the world famous wine country has to offer? Earlier this year, I spent my birthday in San Francisco with my family and my  ...

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California, Review

Soaring above Wine Country: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Napa

I remember when I was a kid, I was so fascinated with the sky that I would climb trees as high as I could, arms outstretched, pretending I could fly. As I got older, the fascination remained but since I can no longer climb trees, I set my sights on riding a hot air balloon instead. For my birthday this year, my husband, James and I did exactly just that. Since James was hesitant about the whole thing (something to do with 3,300 feet, I’m not really sure lol), I took it upon myself to  ...

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