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Amex Offer: Boxed

I had never heard of boxed.com until just a few weeks ago when I was perusing new Amex offers.  One of the perks of owning an American Express credit or charge card is the ability to load various deals to your card that will save you money. With boxed.com, Amex will reimburse $20 off $50+ of your total … Continue reading

An Anniversary Getaway on North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Anniversary trips are something that Johnny and I always look forward to ever since we got married.  For our sixth year celebration, we preferred a beach destination that’s not overly commercialized.  Having lived in South Carolina for a number years, we had always heard about the Outer Banks, which is a group of peninsulas and barrier … Continue reading

Kona Kai Resort, Gallery and Botanic Gardens: Florida Keys’ Exotic Tropical Retreat

Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo is more than just a place to get a good night’s rest.  It is worthy of being a vacation destination in itself, because when you arrive at this gorgeous waterfront property you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a faraway tropical paradise.  After all, how many other times can you … Continue reading

Kentucky Road Trip: A Thoroughbread Yearling Sale and KFC’s Birthplace

What is Kentucky famous for?  Being from Indonesia, I’m going to state the obvious: KFC!  And what else?  Well, a few more things come to mind: bourbon, Mammoth Cave National Park, and the Kentucky Derby.  While Johnny and I have yet to tour the distilleries and descend into the caves, during our fifth-year wedding anniversary Canada-US … Continue reading

Paying Tribute to Wheeling, West Virginia

So what’s so special about Wheeling, a small city in West Virginia that most people have never heard about?  And why did Johnny and I even bother to stop by this place on our way home from Canada to Atlanta? Honestly, the only reason Johnny and I knew about Wheeling was because it’s my stepfather’s hometown.  After … Continue reading

Atlanta’s Best Kept Secrets

As a world-class metropolis, Atlanta has its fair share of popular tourist attractions.  Most people who have been to the host city of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games flocked to its famous Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, and World of Coca-Cola.  But there’s a lot more to discover around Georgia’s capital city thanks to constant growth, … Continue reading

Travel Highlights

Johnny and I generally try to go on trips a few times a year.  For us, travel is more than just relaxing and enjoying a new scenery.  Visiting new destinations, whether near or far, allows us to broaden our horizon and continuously gain knowledge on local cultures and history. Here you will find highlights of the travels that we have … Continue reading

How Atlanta Ushered in the Year of the Sheep

It was a cold and dreary day, but the crowds had gathered at the Chinese Culture Center for a joyous occasion.  Lunar New Year had arrived once again, and Johnny, my grandmother and I were excited to join in the festivities.  The event was organized by the Atlanta’s ROC Community, with the involvement of volunteers and other participants … Continue reading

Little Water Cay: A Visit with Turks and Caicos’ Rock Iguanas

Little Water Cay was only a five-minute boat ride from the eastern end of Providenciales (Provo), but they felt worlds away from each other.  While Provo is the most populated and developed island in Turks and Caicos, Little Water Cay is a nature reserve that is home to the nation’s indigenous rock iguanas.   Hence, the … Continue reading

Exploring the Beaches of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Oh, Turks and Caicos…  Whether it is two days, two months, or two years since our last visit, our minds simply cannot stop wandering to those times we lazed around on your gorgeous beaches.  The warm ocean breeze, the soft white sand, and the many shades of turquoise of the water are forever stuck in our … Continue reading

A Day Trip to North and Middle Caicos

During our visits to Providenciales (Provo), Turks and Caicos, the locals often asked me, “Have you been to North and Middle Caicos?”  I always said, “No, but hopefully soon.”  They would describe how amazing the landscape is on those two islands, and that it will be such a different experience than Provo, which is the most … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Le Vele Resort on Grace Bay Beach

Introduction Johnny and I received a complimentary 7-night stay at the Le Vele Resort as a result of winning a Facebook contest run by Turks and Caicos Vacation Planning.  Le Vele is perfectly situated on Grace Bay Beach on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.  In 2014, Grace Bay was voted as Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2nd … Continue reading

One Week in the Turks and Caicos Islands

A few months ago Johnny and I had the good fortune of being selected as winners of a contest run by Turks & Caicos Vacation Planning.  We received a 7-night stay at the Le Vele Resort on Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales (Provo).  We couldn’t be more excited to leave behind Atlanta’s frigid weather and exchange it … Continue reading

The allure of the beaches of the Florida Keys

People come to the Florida Keys for many reasons: exploring the rich underwater wildlife, fishing, crossing the Seven Mile Bridge, and museum (or bar) hopping in Key West.  For me?  Well, I simply love being by the water, be it ocean-side (the Atlantic Ocean) or bay-side (Florida Bay which connects to the Gulf of Mexico). … Continue reading

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort: South Florida’s Exquisite Retreat

After spending most of our vacation days in 2013 doing numerous road trips that took us to Canada and fifteen states in the U.S., Johnny and I felt that we deserve to start the new year with the most relaxing and luxurious beach-side getaway .  Although belated, on this occasion we were celebrating our fifth … Continue reading

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