The other day I put up this map of the world right next to my mirror where I get ready every morning. Even though I spend my work days thinking and talking about travel, I wanted to have this in-my-face reminder every morning so that I don't let my personal travel goals get pushed to the far recesses of my mind. I want to actively create new trip ideas, and plan future getaways.
So here's to wherever the wind blows me.
Feb 22, 2012
I went to Japantown over the long weekend to pick up some Japanese treats that I have been without for a few months now. Little did I know that I'd find myself smack-dab in the middle of an anime convention! It was really fun to see everyone dressed up in their funky costumes, walking around eating ice cream and having a good time. On my way home, I ran into these gorgeous cherry blossoms in full bloom! I love how pretty cherry blossoms are and how they can instantly make a boring old street look beautiful.
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 20, 2012
I love taking walks in different cities and finding unexpected beauty. The trick is to always look around you when you walk - look up, down, and side-to-side. Sounds simple, but you'd be amazed at what you'll find when you actually do it.
|Building in Chinatown, San Francisco|
|A sunny day at the Trump Hotel, Las Vegas|
|Pier on the Embarcadero at night, San Francisco|
|Ships in the bay, San Francisco|
|Hidden nature in the city, San Francisco|
|Wall art, Los Angeles|
Feb 19, 2012
My mom sent me some vintage photos of my family the other day, and I can't stop thinking about them. I feel like I'm looking into a time-machine, and I love it. I wish I could have been a part of those pictures.
|My grandma in the 60s, very pregnant with my uncle.|
|My great-grandma on Christmas Eve in the 60s|
|My dad in his first kung-fu film in the 50s|
|My great-grandma and my grandma dressed up for a night out.|
|My grandma and (biological) grandpa on their wedding night.|
|My grandma on the beach in the 50s.|