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…

Macau

I went to Macau as a side trip from my Hong Kong visit. Macau is a city of contrast. The city has the fortresses, churches and food of its former colonial master Portugal and on the other, Macau is unashamedly and popularly known as the Las Vegas of the East. It took an hour ferry…

Souvenir Dolls

Hong Kong

I have never really thought of Hong Kong as a major destination but a place to chill and break the 24-hour flight before a more desirable journey to Europe. It is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and under a contemporary ex-British influence. The mixture of both cultures…

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza (means “at the mouth of the well of Itza “) is the most famous and best restored among the Mayan ruins in Yucatán, Mexico and it is 2nd most visited archeological site of Mexico. We took a luxury bus tour from Cancun that served as unlimited shots of tequila and Mexican beer. The tour…

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is 30 minutes to an hour ferry ride from Cancun depending on which ferry you ended up onboarding. It is an island off Cancun. It’s small and reasonable quiet. If you decide to check out the markets, the persistent shop assistants from the tacky souvenirs shops are unavoidable. There are many restaurants along…

Cancun

In the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula lies a major world-renowned tourist destination that is Cancun. The city is located on the Caribbean Sea and is one of the easternmost points in Mexico. Cancun is unbeaten in its ability to offer a tropical paradise with natural beauty, cultural and historical treasures and a plethora…

Denarau Island

Denarau Island is situated 20 minutes-drive south of Nadi. It is a man-made development of waterways and gardens. It boasts one of the world’s finest golf courses. Denarau Marina is also in the island and the base for many transfers and cruise operators. The island is the home for many beachfront five-star-hotels such Westin Denarau…

Plantation Island

Plantation Island Resort in Fiji is a short less than an hour ferry ride from Denarau Marina. The island is landscaped with tropical gardens and coconut palms and has 7 kilometres of white sandy beaches. From the very first moment you arrive, you will be welcomed with songs and dance warmth and friendliness of the…

Coral Coast

A 90-minute drive from Nadi will take you to south-western corner of Viti Levu’s coastline. It is one of the most visited destinations on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji which is relatively a short drive. Whilst driving along the 80 kilometres stretch of coastline, you will easily discover a large concentration of resorts…

Castaway Island

Castaway Island in Fiji is an award-winning private island. The island is covered in rich tropical rainforest, surrounded by white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs and turquoise waters. It is a tropical island escape where you would feel you are a million miles away from the civilisation. Remember Tom Hanks ‘Castaway’ movie? It was supposedly…

Treasure Island

Treasure Island is the most iconic resort in Fiji and probably the oldest. Its popularity is global. It is set on a coral and sand-fringed island within a spectacular marine sanctuary. The resort provides the same day transfer from Denarau Marina, meaning, you quickly get to the island the same day you arrive in Fiji.…

Lake

Climbing Mt Kosciuszko

Mt Kosciuszko is the tallest mountain in Australia. It stands 2.2 kilometres above sea level. Fourteen years ago, I climbed up to the Summit. The 18 kilometre return climb started from Charlotte Pass which took most part of the day. Unknowingly, I was pregnant with my first child. Fourteen years later, we went back. With…