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8 Must Have Coachella Essentials

April 11th, 2018 by

  Coachella is coming up and you might be like me, who hasn’t packed yet…   But it’s okay!  We have a little more time left.     I’ve created a short list of must bring items for Coachella.     I didn’t have your typical toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste or contact solution and […]

A List of the 50 US States » All Fifty Club

February 1st, 2018 by Fairy Princess's Wanderlust USA Map

The United States of America is broken up into 50 unique states.  With my goal of seeing the world, why not make visiting all 50 states one of my travel projects.   All Fifty Club here I come! As of the January 2018, I’ve been to 9-ish states.  So why the ish?   There are […]

A List of the 59 US National Parks

February 1st, 2018 by Three people sitting with view of Half Dome | National Park Yosemite, California

“The establishment of the National Park Service is justified by considerations of good administration, of the value of natural beauty as a National asset, and of the effectiveness of outdoor life and recreation in the production of good citizenship.”  – Theodore Roosevelt   I remember sitting in my elementary school history class,  I don’t remember […]

Oh the Places I’ve Been

February 1st, 2018 by Oh the Places I've Been Map

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss | Oh, The Places You’ll Go! » Where I’ve Been « United […]

Europe Love Me 2015 » An Adventure I’ll Never Forget

February 1st, 2018 by

Europe Love Me was my graduation present to myself.  

My 18 Exciting Bucket List Adventures for 2018

January 1st, 2018 by Justine's Bucket List, 18 for 2

To usher in the new year I’ve crafted an infamous new year’s resolution, the bucket list for the year or rather what I’d like for call, 18 for 2018.   Starting 2018 by writing a notorious new year’s resolution.   My list included the typical resolutions such as losing weight slash living a healthier lifestyle, reading […]

Best Ramen in San Diego | Menya Ultra | Kearny Mesa, San Diego, California

January 1st, 2018 by Bowl of tonkatsu and paiko tantan ramen | Menya Ultra | San Diego, California

» Menya Ultra «   I first heard of Menya Ultra from a friend who claimed it was the best ramen in San Diego, scratch that. The best ramen he’s EVER had.  Of course, I had to check it out!   Menya Ultra made its stateside debut in San Diego, California.  Ramen Master, Takashi Endo […]

The Ultimate Foodie Tour: Best San Diego Tacos

September 21st, 2017 by Rolled tacos at Las Cuatro Milpas | San Diego Taco Tour

When your next door neighbor is Mexico, your Mexican food better be good! San Diego Tacos don’t disappoint.   I wasn’t a Mexican food kinda gal until I went to UCSD (University of California, San Diego) and was exposed to the deliciousness of San Diego Mexican food.   Whenever I went back to my hometown of Costa Mesa […]

The Ultimate Coron, Palawan Guide | 3 days in a Philippines Paradise

May 22nd, 2017 by Clear, blue water of Coron, Palawan, Philippines on Banol Island with a boat

Coron is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE I’VE VISITED (so far :P).  It is a gorgeous destination with a small town feel and an endless number of islands and beaches to explore.  Coron is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan, other popular destinations include El Nido and Puerte Princessa.   Read: Oh the […]

A Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Idyllwild, California

November 15th, 2016 by Justine holding a pine cone during hike at Suicide Rock, Idyllwild, California

  ​Idyllwild, California » Pronounced Idol-wild or Idle-wild   Nestled in the San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, Idyllwild is the largest of three unincorporated adjacent towns, with Pine Cove and Fern Valley.     Before this trip, I had never heard of Idyllwild, let alone could I point it out on a map; however, […]