Tag: 2016

6 things i learned from staying at an all-inclusive

6 things i learned from staying at an all-inclusive

By Day 3, you will not want to drink anymore alcohol. But growing up in a Chinese household, I was taught that I shouldn’t waste anything and should always try to get my money’s worth where I can. Now, I’m pretty sure my parents were not referring to alcohol in that case, but the same … Continue reading 6 things i learned from staying at an all-inclusive

the best spot to watch the sunset in d.c.

the best spot to watch the sunset in d.c.

I’m going to just leave you with this photo. And this one. Okay, one more... This is the Tidal Basin. It’s a partially man-made reservoir between the Washington Channel and the Potomac River. Aside from the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the basin also happens to be home to the best viewing spot for cherry blossoms each … Continue reading the best spot to watch the sunset in d.c.

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

No, it’s not Mount Everest, contrary to popular belief. But the world’s tallest mountain is actually Mauna Kea on the Big Island, standing at 33,000 feet. Of course, much of it is underwater so only 13,802 feet of it is above sea level. Even so, it’s no easy feat to make it to the summit. … Continue reading 5 things you should know before ascending the world’s tallest mountain

what it’s like to see an active volcano

what it’s like to see an active volcano

You know those clips you see on TV of hot, bright orange lava, slowly and viscously seeping through piles of old rocks? Well, sorry to shatter this image but it is nothing like that. At least it wasn’t back in June when I visited Kilauea, the most active of the five volcanoes that form the … Continue reading what it’s like to see an active volcano