Travel Stories

Napa Valley – More than Great Wine

Napa Valley – More than Great Wine

Fall is the perfect time to visit one of the prettiest places on earth – Napa Valley. The weather is beautifully mild, the leaves are changing colors to gorgeous shades of red and gold, and wineries are celebrating harvest season with parties and events. There’s […]

A Gastronomic Journey through Shantou China

A Gastronomic Journey through Shantou China

When gourmands think of food destinations, cities like Puglia, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore probably come to mind. However, if they open their minds (and taste buds), they will realize that they can visit so many deliciously underrated cities. Shantou, a city in the […]

Discover Singapore’s Coney Island

Discover Singapore’s Coney Island

Travelers to Singapore expect to see futuristic high-rise buildings, clean city streets and lots of amazing street food. There are the usual tourist haunts such as Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, Chinatown and Little India, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of […]

A Travel App to Guide You & Inspire You

A Travel App to Guide You & Inspire You

For solo travelers, getting lost in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language can be rather daunting. Whilst looking for the Boboli Gardens in Florence, I accidentally walked into a private apartment’s garden. There was an elaborate iron gate (which was wide open) […]

Be Your Own Tour Guide with GPSmyCity

Be Your Own Tour Guide with GPSmyCity

The best thing about visiting a new city is walking its streets to discover interesting sites, foods and stories. However, it’s also easy to get lost in an unfamiliar place especially if you don’t speak the local language. Sure, there are paper maps to help you […]

Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Sacramento

Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Sacramento

  There’s something special about Sacramento. Sure it doesn’t have the glamorous movie stars of Los Angeles or the “foggy East-Coast meets West-Coast charm” of San Francisco, but don’t discount Sacramento just yet! As the oldest incorporated city in California, Sacramento has retained its bygone […]

Travel through Time in Savannah, Georgia

Travel through Time in Savannah, Georgia

The American South evokes a sense of charm, culture and nostalgia (albeit a complex history). My friend Kristin and her husband Russ visited Savannah a few years ago and picked this consummate Southern town because of its fascinating civil rights history and incredible food. So […]

Exploring Taipei – Tamsui

Exploring Taipei – Tamsui

Tamsui, also called Danshui, is a coastal town located on the north of Taiwan. Because of its proximity to the center of Taipei, the seaside district is a popular spot for locals to have a mini getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. […]

What to Expect in China

What to Expect in China

China is fast becoming a hot travel spot for visitors from all over the world and for first time visitors, it can be quite daunting to figure China out. Even though I’ve been there a couple of times, I still get surprised by random observations and experiences. […]

Hot Potting in Guangzhou

Hot Potting in Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is home to the world-famous Cantonese cuisine and is regarded as the food capital of China. To be honest, there aren’t many tourist attractions in Guangzhou and when people visit, it’s mainly for business purposes and/or to stuff their faces […]