Greetings From India!

Sunset on the backwaters of Kerala, India

When I hit “publish” on this post, you’ll know we’ve arrived safely on the other side of the world. If you follow me on Facebook, you might remember me sharing a big airfare sale I spotted last Christmas–deeply discounted round trip flights to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. We jumped on that deal, and booked a spur-of-the-moment spring trip to India! For over a decade, India has […]

Hawaiian Craft Beer & Culture At The Kona Brewers Festival

Kona Brewers Festival 2015

A beer drinker’s paradise? Or, beer drinking in Paradise? Either one fits the Kona Brewers Festival, an annual craft beer celebration on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kevin and I got the chance to check out the event last weekend as we wrapped up our whirlwind tour of Hawaii Island. This year marked the BrewFest’s 20th anniversary. The event was started by one of the […]

A Perfect Beach On The Central Coast

Best Beaches in California: North Point Beach, Morro Bay

I’ve traveled down Highway 1 through California’s Central Coast several times and I think the region has some of the best beaches in California. On our recent trip, my friend Cathy and I stopped off at one of my favorites: North Point Beach, just north of Morro Bay. North Point Beach, straddles the towns of Morro Bay and Cayucos. I […]

EIT Elsewhere | Things To Know About San Jose on Thrillist.com

Things You Don't Understand About San Jose

A few months ago, I started writing for Thrillist.com’s San Francisco website, sharing local insight into San Jose & Silicon Valley. My latest post shares some quirky and unusual facts about my adopted hometown–some that surprise even lifelong San Jose locals. Check it out: 20 Things You Don’t Understand About San Jose (Unless You’re From There) Tell me something surprising about your hometown…

Hummingbird Days At The UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Pictures of Hummingbirds at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Spring has been going strong for weeks now in California (sorry, East Coasters!), and I took the opportunity this past weekend to visit the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum with my mom.  It was a brilliant, sunny day, and flowers from all over the world were in full bloom. We usually think of planning beach days in […]

Exploring Downtown, One Sip At A Time

The 2015 Hops & Shops Craft Beer Festival, in Redding, CA

A few weeks ago, Kevin and I went up to Redding, California for the weekend. We were lured by the natural beauty of (far) Northern California and the chance to see Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the locally famous Whiskeytown waterfalls. While we were there, we decided to check out an annual craft beer festival called […]