DIY Two Weeks California Suggested Itinerary

DIY Two Weeks California Suggested Itinerary

Right after getting your US Visa approved, you’ve been wondering which state to visit first.  Would you head to the East and be welcomed by incredibly tall skyscrapers of New York with a side trip in Washington DC?  Or would you go to the West and visit California?  How about heading straight to Hawaii and enjoy the beach?  That’s pretty much a hard decision to come up to.  Then, you decided to go to California first.  The land on the west with the abundance of beautiful places to see and diverse culture to explore.  The next question would be is, “How will you be able to do it by yourselves?”  Read More    

Visiting Yosemite Without A Car

Visiting Yosemite Without A Car

It is very rare for a US National Park to be visited and explored without a car.  Not having a car can be a hindrance for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty that the America has to offer.  Yosemite National Park is one of the very few national parks that can be enjoyed by everyone without having or renting a car.  It is very possible for tourists to come here via public transportation and to discover the area via its own shuttle service.  If you are planning a tour of Yosemite and worrying about not having a car, then worry no more, this article is just right for you.  Here’s our guide to Visiting Yosemite Without a Car.

 

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Visit San Francisco on a Budget

Visit San Francisco on a Budget

Let’s get it out of the way, “San Francisco is pretty expensive.”  It is one of the most expensive cities in America and the cost of living is just right up there.  Hotels, food, parking, and shopping are quite expensive than in Los Angeles.  Yes, traveling here can hurt your pocket, but for travel fiends, like most of us, we’ll always find a way.  We can always find a way to visit San Francisco on a budget.

 

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Top Ten Must Do Things in Los Angeles

Top Ten Must Do Things in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the home of the biggest stars in the world.  All aspiring actors go to LA to try their luck and penetrate the world of showbiz.  But, not everyone who’s going to LA is wanting to be famous, some just wanted to see the beauty that is Los Angeles.

 

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What To Pack For Your Yosemite National Park Vacation

What To Pack For Your Yosemite National Park Vacation

We wanted our first visit to a US National Park to be amazing and memorable, that’s why, we totally prepared for it.  Yosemite National Park has been for a long time a dream place to visit.  With all its wonderful waterfalls, green meadows, gigantic granite mountains, and wildlife, it is surely on everyone’s bucket list.  Aside from knowing which transportation, accommodations, and tours to get, knowing what things to pack is also very essential.  Read More    

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

Biking the Golden Gate Bridge

My wife and I knew that upon alighting from the train at Civic Centre Station and having our first glimpse of San Francisco, it was going to be a fun one.  Passing by these victorian houses on a cool weather was an ultimate American experience.  We knew that seeing the Golden Gate Bridge was the ultimate goal and we decided to not actually just see it.  But, to experience it.  Since we both loved the outdoors, we decided to bike it.  Bike the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, that was the plan. Read More    

A Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

A Walking Tour of Downtown Los Angeles

Almost all people living in Los Angeles would tell you that LA is not tourist friendly for lack of efficient transport system.  Add the fact that the city is one sprawling metropolitan hub.  That is why, having a car is must.  Though that may be true, it is still possible to visit and experience Los Angeles without an automobile, you just have to know where to go.  One place in LA that is full of tourist attractions that do not necessarily needs car is the Downtown Los Angeles.Read More    

Mist Trail Hike in Yosemite

Mist Trail Hike in Yosemite

It was freezing cold when we woke up at 5am in a tiny Tent Cabin we were renting at Half Dome Village.  Summer is almost near but the temperature at night still drops to below 10 centigrade.  We headed to the shared bathroom, 30 steps away from our cabin, to freshen up and proceeded to have our Western breakfast.  We readied ourselves with what we anticipated to be the highlight of our Yosemite tour, hiking the Panorama Trail. Read More    

How to Prepare for a Long Distance Flight

How to Prepare for a Long Distance Flight

We are used to taking a 2-hour flight from Macau, where we are currently living, to the Philippines, our home country.  The longest flight that we had was a four-hour flight to Thailand.  And even that, is like a I-seat-finish-one-book-and-voila-we-are-here flight.  Long distance flight is not something we are accustomed to.  Not until we made our trip to the United States.

 

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Los Angeles to Yosemite to San Francisco by Public Transportation

Los Angeles to Yosemite to San Francisco by Public Transportation

“Are you sure this is a good idea?”  This was the question my wife asked me when I told her we will have to take bus, train, and bus again to Yosemite and then to San Francisco.  I told her, “Yes, it is and it’s fun.”  Also, it wasn’t like we have lots of options.  Taking the public transportation was the only way to go.Read More