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Road Trips

Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls

Ok, so I'm not going to lie, this room was a little pricey at over $400/night (and that's at a heavily discounted price since I booked it on Hotels.com), but it was definitely worth every penny! Of course, you know the saying "location is everything"...

Road Trip to Niagra Falls, Canada!

I've been wanting to go to Niagra Falls for a while now and so when my gram suggested we do a road trip there with one of my aunts, I definitely thought it was a great idea! So, we dusted off our passports, packed up the car and headed North making t...

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin Complex

On our way to Canada, we made one more stop - the Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin Complex in Buffalo, New York. Years ago, my gram had visited Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water House in Pennsylvania and fell in love with the organic design - merging nat...

Dining at Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY

On our way to Canada to visit the Niagra Falls, we stopped at the Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY for dinner. My aunt had read about Belhurst in a traveler's brochure and thought it sounded interesting. The building was built as a private residence, bu...

Driving around San Juan, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is truly a mix of old world charm, luxury high rises, and urban decay. Side by side, we see fancy resorts next to abandoned real estate covered in grafitti and high end shops next to street vendors. It's a juxtaposition of grit and glamou...

The San Diego Zoo

As a former zookeeper, I have a penchant for visiting zoos when I travel. I love animals in general, and by visiting these establishments, especially the San Diego Zoo which is known for its charitable work for endangered species and groundbreaking e...

Death Valley National Park

After heading North from Las Vegas, JC and I decided to stop by Death Valley National Park and check out the lowest point in America. Located about 85 miles East of America's highest point (Mount Whitney), Death Valley's Badwater Basin is a whopping ...