Santa Monica Pier

Marina Del Rey to Santa Monica

Went running from Marina del Rey to Santa Monica Pier via Oceanfront Walk. It was 13.5kms distance return. Yup, I don’t take vacation from my running routine. Ocean Front Walk is a concrete track for pedestrians that extends from Venice Beach to Santa Monica Pier. If you are in Los Angeles, this is a place…

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, USA with nearly two billion years of Earth’s geological history. If that does not impress you. I don’t know what would. In this trip to US, I only decided to go Las Vegas as my rest point to get to The…

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

I’ve seen it in so many movies. From A grade to B grade movies. From Superman to Transformers to Viva Las Vegas to Fools Rush In. What is the fascination? I was in Las Vegas on the way to The Grand Canyon, might as well see what the fuss is all about. Hoover Dam is…

Welcome to Las Vegas

Back in Vegas Baby

I am back for the 4th time and my impression of Las Vegas remain the same. Below is the my description of Las Vegas in an old post. ” When you are about to exit the Las Vegas airport, a huge banner is flashed across the exit door which says “What happens in Vegas stays…

Highway 1 Stunning View

Highway 1

State Route 1 (Highway 1) stretches up to 1,055 kilometres in length and is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California.It is one of the best scenic drives Ive ever been. Every turn offers a spectacular view of the ocean and beautifully nature-curved…

17-Mile Drive to Pebble Beach

If you are in Monterey, I recommend you to hire a car and drive through the 17-Mile Beach Drive to Pebble Beach. The 7-Mile Drive is popularly known as one of the most scenic drives in US. Whilst driving, Every turn presents an awe-inspiring vista. The scenic coastal road extends through Pacific Grove to Pebble…

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail

Monterey Bay Coastal Trail stretches up to 18 miles along the coast of Monterey. However, we didn’t have the time to walk the long stretch so we only walked 6.5 miles return. We started the walk at sunrise from Fisherman’s Wharf to Monterey Bay Aquarium then back. It was a reasonably short walk for us…

Monterey

Monterey is a beautiful coastal city of California and could make for a great two day trip for those visiting San Francisco (just a little over 2hrs drive) or Los Angeles (just under 5 hrs drive) which is exactly what I did when I was at Los Anegeles.It is best known for its beautiful coastline…

Little Havana

Little Havana is located just west of Downtown Miami which is also known as the Latin Quarter. Little Havana offers a slice of Cuban culture transported in the middle of Miami. As soon as we arrived via a get on-and-off tourist bus, it was obvious that the colourful Cuban culture permeates everything in Little Havana…

Miami

Miami has been featured enormously in movies and TV shows and it is one the most popular holiday spots in Florida. As a vacation spot, it offers many entertainments to suit everyone. For those visitors who would like to feel the beat and party, there is a trendy nightlife at South Beach including a fine…

Key West

Key West is in Florida and it is the southernmost point in the United States. It is a relatively small island and a famous holiday destination for its watersports activities, happy-hours (which is all day), lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and historic sites. The town is only 90 miles to Cuba. It separates the Atlantic Ocean…

Coronado Island

Coronado Island is a relaxed Southern Californian beach town. It is blessed with one of the world’s best beaches, endless sunshine and a bay side overlooking San Diego’s skyline. The island is only three and a bit kilometre- drive from the cosmopolitan downtown San Diego.  The soaring Coronado Bridge with its 90 degree-curve high enough…

Nicole Kidman Star of Fame

Hollywood

The “heart” of Hollywood is at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Avenue. It beats with tastelessness and vulgarity of the entertainment world. This spot is unpleasantly swarmed with tourists from all over the world fighting to get a glimpse of anything that has something to do with their favourite movie star.  You could…

The Grove

The Grove is an outdoor retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles.  My initial impression is it appears ritzy. Hey, Victoria Beckham goes there. The crowd seems to have made a bit of an effort to dress up before they come here in comparison to the crowd from indoor shopping centres around LA. The complex…

Santa Catalina Island

The first time I saw Santa Catalina Island was at ‘Getaway’ – an Australian travel show. I was awfully surprised that I have been to USA many times and I’ve never heard of this beautiful island. I wasn’t even living under a mushroom. It certainly escaped from my ‘travedar’ (travel radar). It became my mission…

Caesar's Place

Las Vegas

When you are about to exit the Las Vegas airport, a huge banner is flashed across the exit door which says “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!” I have been to Las Vegas a number of times. Three times to be exact. The first time was with a girlfriend, the second time was with…

Welcome to Toon Town

Disneyland

Disneyland is supposed to be a magical and the happiest place on Earth. I have been there a number of times. Four times to be exact. It is in fact a happy place. Without the kids and if it’s your fourth time and you have outgrown the Disney Princesses and you unfortunately have developed motion…

New York

  I adore New York. If New York is a movie, it will be “The Titanic”. It’s grand and an all time box office hit. I love the warm sensation of claustrophobia it gives me in the dense crowd on the streets, the unyielding noise and beeps of yellow cabs in bumper to bumper traffic,…