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Proxy Falls

We drove to the magnificent waterfalls after seeing many beautiful photos on Pinterest. The drive from Hillsboro was about 2-3 hours through the forest. When we arrived, we were surprised that we had to hike through the rugged and rough trail to the lower waterfall 🙁 As we were not prepared enough, some members of […]

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Little Tokyo

[gmedia id=37] What to do here Little Tokyo is the ultimate destination for some of the best Japanese food and goods in Southern California! We frequently stopped here for our mochi fix. With lots of Japanese restaurants and stores here, this is a perfect place for anyone craving for sushi, red bean cake or mochi […]

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Mather Campground at Grand Canyon

When I was in girl scout, I used to go camping in wilderness without any convenient tents or bathrooms. We would just bring a bunch of bars, hooks and a big canvas and build a tent ourselves. Unlike my childhood experience, this trip was so much easier to camp! We booked the campground a few […]

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Mono Lake at night

Mark Twain described Mono Lake at best: Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert, eight thousand feet above the level of the sea, and is guarded by mountains two thousand feet higher, whose summits are always clothed in clouds. This solemn, silent, sail-less sea–this lonely tenant of the loneliest spot on earth –is […]

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Bixby Creek Bridge

Duration: 5-20 minutes As we continued to travel on the Highway 1 to Southern California, we passed one of the most photographed bridges on the West Coast: Bixby Creek Bridge. The bridge is pretty easy to recognize in Big Sur due to its historic and pleasing aesthetic design: It is a reinforced concrete open-spandrelarch bridge. The […]

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Milky Way at Grand Canyon

“As dawn leaks into the sky it edits out the stars like excess punctuation marks, deleting asterisks and periods, commas, and semi-colons, leaving only unhinged thoughts rotating and pivoting, and unsecured words.” ― Ann Zwinger, Downcanyon: A Naturalist Explores the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon Except my country side hometown in Vietnam, I have […]

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Calla Lily Valley: The hidden gem in Carmel-By-The-Sea

Duration: 1-2 hours Location After leaving the scenic 17 Mile Drive in Monterey Bay on the last day of December 2016, we drove about 10 more minutes to Garrapata State Park, on Pacific Coast Highway 1. The park is easy to find but parking may be easy to miss! You may notice the little sign […]

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KPH Radio Station

Duration: 1-2 hours We came to KPH Radio Station after visiting the historic Point Reyes Lighthouse since we saw the beautiful cypress line on the way to the Lighthouse. This historic radio station is about 20 minute drive from the lighthouse. As we arrived, there were a few groups of people taking pictures in the […]

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Chinatown, San Francisco: little HongKong in California

Duration: 1-2 hours of walking It has been a long time I came back to Chinatown, San Francisco since I moved to Orange County. I always feel overwhelmed whenever I walked in Chinatown as there are so many people here. San Francisco Chinatown is the oldest and 2nd largest Chinese town outside of Asia. One […]

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