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Brooklyn and the Big Apple

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I had been long overdue for a trip to New York. So I took advantage of the long weekend in March to head down there and visit two of my childhood friends. I’ve know my friend Stephanie (the Brooklynite) since the first grade. She was one of the few Asian kids in our elementary school so naturally we had to become friends. Then there’s my friend Meaghan (the Manhattan-nite). We’ve known each other since the third grade when she moved to our little ole town of Chelmsford by way of CT.  Armed with my list of things to do/places to eat/places to shop, I hopped on the NY-bound train. 
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Back to Cali

Laguna Beach

We are well on our way into 2017 and I am finally getting around to wrapping up my Pacific Northwest trip from the end of last year. Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and now Orange County/Los Angeles! For the past three years, I’ve joined my husband on his annual trip out to Cali. This is a trip he’s been taking for the past 10 years to visit his aunt, uncle, cousins and a high school buddy. Although I’ve been a few times already, this time, we explored a few new places. What has remained a constant on these visits is Laguna Beach. We are truly lucky to be guests at his aunt and uncle’s place, where this beach is not too far of a walk. This was the most relaxing part of our trip – the perfect ending.
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Seattle

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Next step on our Pacific Northwest trip: Seattle. This city has been on my list since forever ago. Family and friends who have visited have had nothing but good things to say. Although we only had one day of zero rain, we made the most of it. Here are a few of our faves!
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Portlandia

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As much as I love to travel internationally, there are SO many places in the US that I have yet to visit. For awhile now, I’ve been telling my husband about how much I want to visit certain cities in the Pacific Northwest. And with that, he set plans into motion when I returned from my work stint in India to make it happen. First stop, Portland. Portland’s been on my list since I read an article in a food magazine about its food scene a few years back. That plus anyone who’s been to Portland always tell me how much they loved visiting. After reading travel blogs and getting recommendations from our friends, here’s my list of Portland faves.
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