Old Mission Santa Barbara, California USA

If you are in Santa Barbara then you have to include Old Mission Town into your itinerary. It is nicknamed “Queen of the Missions”, also one of the historical landmark for centuries. Old Mission is also a retreat center with guest rooms, conference rooms, a fully equipped commercial kitchen and dining room, a beautiful church, …

Best Western Hollywood Plaza Inn – Hotel Review : California USA

Best Western is just few blocks away from Hollywood Boulevard and the well-known Walk of Fame. The walking distance is about 10-15 mins to the downtown of Hollywood. Universal Studio Hollywood is only 5 mins drive from this hotel. Choosing this hotel mainly because of the great location. The parking lot is at the first …

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

Stearns Wharf is one of the top attraction in Santa Barbara, California. The Stearns Wharf was first open in 1872, aged more than 100 years old, named after lumberman John P. Stearns. The Wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century. Today the restored wharf is …

USA Road Trip – California : Big Sur Drive, The World Most Scenic Drive!

Monterey to Santa Barbara via Big Sur Big Sur is a 90 miles rugged stretch of coastline between Monterey, Carmel and San Simeon in California.  It is about 150 miles south from San Francisco. This would be the world’s most scenic drive. After we have done 17-Miles Drive, Carmel, Bixby Bridge, next we explore Big Sur …

Most Photographed Bridge – Bixby Creek Bridge, Monterey California USA

Featured in Many TV series & Hollywood Movies Not sure you have seen Bixby Bridge in the Hollywood movie, it is one of the most admired bridges in America and has been featured in many movies scenes. I noticed Bixby Bridge was featured in few movies as the backdrop during my 17 hours flight to …

Carmel-By-The-Sea After 17 Miles Drive – Monterey California

2 km Long Crescent Paradise What is next after 17 Miles Drive?  You may want to drive for another 20 mins to reach Carmel Beach.  This is a 2 km long crescent paradise beaches attracts visitors and local to it finest scenery. Dog Friendly Fun Zone Once you reached Carmel Beach, you will notice this beach …

US Road Trip : 17 Miles Drive Monterey

17 Miles Drive is a famous scenic route you can’t missed if you happen to be in Monterey, California. It is a very long scenic route through the Pacific Grove that leads you to Pebble Beach. You will have a great time taking pictures of the long stretch of the Pacific coastline and also got …

Top 10 things to do in Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco California USA

Fisherman’s Wharf is one of the busiest tourist attraction in San Francisco. It is not very far from the Golden Gate Bridge, about 12 mins drive and 1-2 hour walk.  Check out some of the things you could do in Fisherman’s Wharf at San Francisco. 1.Rent a bike  Rent a bike from the Fisherman’s Wharf …

Lombard Street @ San Francisco – the most crooked street in the world!

Lombard Street is the most crooked street you can find but also one of the most over-rated tourist attraction in San Francisco.  It is only about 20 mins walk from Fisherman Wharf.  Beware there are a lot of uphill slope where you have to climb upwards if you decide to walk from Fisherman Wharf.  Another way …

Bruce Lee Birth Place – San Francisco China Town California USA

Approximately one third of San Francisco residents are Asian, and most of those are Chinese. So you will see Chinatown played an important role in this city.  Many Chinese came here due to the gold rush & job for Central Pacific Railroad.  The early Chinese immigration (mostly from southern China, Guang Dong province) to the United …