The Infamous Bubblegum Alley

SLO, or San Luis Obispo, is a city that is about four hours away from Los Angeles. I had never been there, and the main times I hear about it was during the end of high school, when schoolmates would declare they wanted to attend CalPoly, which is located in SLO. But on a recent trip up to Yosemite, we stopped by this city and high priority on the list of things to do was visit Bubblegum Alley. ^ First seen on…
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA
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Sunday Post: Remedial

To my happiness, my boyfriend came home from Jamaica! Unfortunately, he brought back a cold from the trip, and gave it to me! Sigh. So the past few days, we both have been taking lots of medicine and making sure that the cold goes away as quickly as possible because we’re going on a trip together in a few days! I’m feeling much better today, thankfully, because I’ve been looking forward to this trip for ages! And moving on, here’s what…
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Souvenir of Choice

When traveling, we all want something to remember the trip by. Some buy t-shirts, some buy shot glasses, some get little knick-knacks, and others, well, I’m not sure what others buy. But I know that I tend to prefer sending myself postcards as a way of a souvenir. There are some reasons for this. Firstly, postcards are affordable! The most I’ve paid for one is $1, and stamps are still very much affordable. I can’t say the same about many other…
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The Views of Yosemite

Many people consider Yosemite National Park to be one of the best parks in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why. This park is huge (it takes roughly 35-45 minutes to get from the entrance gate of the park to Yosemite Valley, where the majority of the visitors go to), full of ancient sequoia trees, lakes and streams, hiking trails, and basically everything you wish for when you want to delve into nature. Currently, this park is #3 of…
Yosemite National Park, California
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6 Reasons to Visit Minnesota

For Joseph’s family’s annual get-together, they met up in Minnesota and invited me along! I have never been to that state, and honestly didn’t know what to expect. But since we were meeting up with his family members that are local to the state, I knew we were in good hands. Despite being bitten quite horribly by spiders and mosquitoes (my fault, I didn’t use insect repellent! O___O”), the boyfriend and I had such a fun trip exploring Minnesota with…
Minnesota, United States
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Packing for Yosemite

Ah, labor day weekend. The last big weekend of summer. I am absolutely excited to say that I will be joining my friend Anna on a trip to Yosemite National Park in a couple of days, and will be staying there for a few days before making our way down to San Luis Obispo for a night. This will be my second time visiting the Park, and there is still so many things on my bucket list regarding the place,…
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Cherry Blossom Wonderland

During the New York trip recently, there were a couple of days that I had to myself after my friends had flown back to California, and before my family arrived in Manhattan. Originally, I had planned on taking it easy for these couple of days. You know, walk around Central Park and read a book, go to a coffee shop and read a book, wander aimlessly through the city. But, just my luck, the Cherry Blossom trees were actually blooming…
Washington, D.C., United States
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Last Days of NY

DAY SIX – TWELVE // On the last day that Anna was in New York with me, we walked around Central Park, visiting Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, and wandered over to where the rowboat rentals were (you know, the lake where Carrie Bradshaw fell into), only to find it CLOSED for the season! Oh, the woes we experienced when we found out! I was honestly surprised to see the trees bare of leaves in the middle of April. Wasn’t it spring…
New York City, New York
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From Dawn Till Dusk

NEW YORK, NEW YORK DAY FIVE // One of the main things we (or rather, I) wanted to do was get a taste of the famous New York cronut! If you don’t know what a cronut is, it’s a croissant-doughnut pastry that is fried, sugared, filled, and glazed. It has been such a crazy thing in the past couple of years that people would line up a couple of hours before the bakery, Dominique Ansel Bakery, open at 8am because…
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The Best Pork Belly Sandwich Ever!

DAY FOUR // So far on this trip, we have been eating at some really neat places. One of the neater places was Alice’s Tea Cup in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where we had breakfast. It’s a bit of a shabby hole-in-the-wall sort of place, but had a lot of interesting character to it. Just go inside and see! :) A staple in New York is Baked By Melissa, a chain cupcake brand that offers bite size cupcakes where each cupcake…
New York City, New York
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