REVIEW: Destination Big Bear Cabins

Going on an outdoor trip and staying in a rustic cabin always excites me. I simply love the ambiance and the overall feel of it. If you only have a few days to spend in an area with a big group, and don't feel like going through the hassle of setting up tents, then renting a cabin is the way to go! It's also the perfect choice if the place you're visiting is too cold for camping outside, like places with snow.…

5 Road Trip Planning Tips

In the past 6 months, since my husband and I got our National Parks Pass, we have been planning road trips here and there. Fortunately, we haven't ran into any major problems yet during our trips, and I'd say it's because we plan carefully for weeks or months ahead prior to the trip. This helps us avoid any mishaps that could turn a great trip into a really awful one. Of course, there will be some unforeseen events that could…

Exploring Big Sur

I've heard so many people say great things about Big Sur, so I've always wanted to go. Whenever my family visited San Francisco, I would ask if we could pass through Big Sur along the way, but I guess driving through the Pacific Coastal Highway (PCH) was not as easy and convenient, compared to passing through the 5. After 5 years of living here in California, I was finally able to visit this place, and despite the nauseous drive along the PCH, I…

Adventures in San Diego

I love San Diego. I think it's the most laid back city in all of California. I love checking out the beaches whenever I'm here, especially when the weather is perfect enough to take a dip. If you ever get a chance to visit, and you only have one day to explore, here's my one-day itinerary to make the most out of your trip. First, get an early start to your day and hike up Mt. Woodson, also known as The Potato…

A Visit to Big Bear Mountain in Spring

Took a short trip to Big Bear Mountain a couple of weeks ago, and it was a relaxing one. I loved it. It was my mom's birthday, and to celebrate, the whole family requested for me to plan an adventure for all of us. I opted for a comfy & cozy cabin in Big Bear Lake, that was in the middle of all the activities, so it would be convenient for everybody. It was already close to the first day of…

Review: Joymode

Joymode is a new Los Angeles based company which gives people access to tons of different products which can be used for a certain experience or adventure. If let's say you want to go camping, but don't really have all the gear needed for it, Joymode is able to provide you with the necessities, such as the tent, sleeping pads, some chairs, a portable stove, and a lot more. They offer a lot of different experiences, both outdoors and indoors, from…

Death Valley: Zabriskie Point & Dante’s View

**Part 2 of our weekend trip to Death Valley National Park. Click here for Part 1. SUNDAY: For our second day in Death Valley, we made sure we got up early enough to catch the sunrise. Drove up to Zabriskie Point just in time, and we even had a couple of minutes to just lay there and view the stars before the sun showed up. When we got there, I noticed a lot of photographers aiming their cameras away from where the sun…

Death Valley: Badwater Basin, Natural Arch, Mesquite Sand Dunes

For those wondering, a weekend trip to Death Valley is most definitely doable. It may be one of the largest National Parks in the US, but you will be able to see most of the park's popular spots within 2 days. Here is what our itinerary looked like: FRIDAY: We drove to Death Valley from Los Angeles after work hours, around 7pm. Made a quick stop in Trona Pinnacles, located near Ridgecrest which was on the way. This place has…