Review: Hyatt Escala

I love staying at Hyatt hotels. They’re all so clean, modern, and overall just feels high-end without necessarily the price tag attached. During our one-night stay at Park City, we ended up staying in a suite at ski resort Hyatt Escala Lodge, and I have to say that this was the fanciest hotel I’ve ever stayed in. So sad it was only for one night! I’ve yet to do a review on hotels on this blog. This is mainly due to us…
Park City, Utah
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A Stroll Around Downtown Park City

When I made my 2015 travel list, Park City & Ogden in Utah were not on there. A couple of weeks before the trip, Joseph tells me he is going to these cities for a few days with his dad for work-related reasons and invites me along since the plane ticket was SO cheap at $50 each way from LAX! Okay, how can I pass that up?! I have only been to Utah once, and that was when I visited…
Park City, Utah
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An Afternoon in Carlsbad Flower Field

In high school and a little bit beyond, I lived in Oceanside which is only a few minutes away from the Carlsbad Flower Field. Passing it by on the freeway in the spring time, I’d always see the colorful flowers blooming in the distance and I always wished to go. Yet, it never happened. It was only when I moved a hundred miles away that I finally made the effort to go. Life is so funny like that. The Carlsbad Flower Field…
Carlsbad, California
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Chinese New Year in Las Vegas, Pt. II

And so, the saga of a quiet weekend in Las Vegas continues. | Read Part I here. A friend of Joseph’s had suggested eating at Serendipity in Caesar’s Palace. It was a charming restaurant full of quirky designs. To start off, we had the Frozen Hot Cocoa (what they’re supposed to be known for) and it was delicious. I’m honestly craving some right now. Mmmmm. And then I had chili for dinner. I’m not quite sure why I ordered it, since…
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Chinese New Year in Las Vegas, Pt. I

In our relationship, a lot of occasions are celebrated belatedly. This is usually because schedules don’t mix well, hotels don’t have availability, flights are cheaper at a different date, or what have you. When we tried to make a Valentine’s Day weekend in Las Vegas during the actual ‘holiday’, all the rooms at our preferred hotel was booked. So we settled for the weekend after, which happened to be during the Chinese New Year! It was a strange feeling to be…
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Monterey for the Weekend

As a belated birthday present, my boyfriend took me to Monterey, California for a weekend. From Los Angeles, it was about a five hour road trip, and we decided to take the 101 freeway to get there, which isn’t how we normally go up north. I really enjoyed the road trip and seeing Central California in its lush green settings and rolling hills. There was an abundance amount of cows just roaming freely along the hills, and it instantly made me think…
Monterey Bay, California
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Christmas at the Grand Canyon

This past Christmas, I convinced my family for our first ever Family Travel Trip! It’s always hard to plan anything for the whole family of seven people because everyone’s schedule can be crazy busy (with the exception of my brother) and call me crazy, but I really wanted this trip for my family. So, nine months prior to the trip, we made a pact to clear our schedules for the holiday and take a trip to a classic monument: Christmas at…
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, ARIZONA
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