I hadn’t planned on having my first trip to the Big Island coincide with one of their biggest volcanic eruptions in recent history, but c’est la vie. Also, thankfully, the west side of the island where we were staying wasn’t impacted.Read More
Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo may be separated by just a 20-minute drive, but they’re worlds apart. The “Cabo” you’ve heard about in college and seen in Hollywood movies is more representative of the former rather than San Jose del Cabo, a quiet, artsy town with more galleries and farm-to-table restaurants than nightclubs.
I thoroughly appreciated the quiet streets, touring the weekend farmers market, and the free-spirited people that San José del Cabo seemed to attract.
There were so many places I wanted to see (most notably Flora Farms and Acre), but two days just wasn’t enough time. I will, however, be returning within the next year for another visit, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing photos of those spots on my blog and Instagram in the near future.
In the meantime, here’s some places that I was able to experience, and personally recommend:
My Mexico travel diary is forthcoming, but first I wanted to rave about my accommodations in San José del Cabo.
I chanced upon Drift San José on Airbnb.com (though you can also book directly via Drift's website). The Baja ranch-inspired boutique hotel sprang up in defiance of the all-inclusive resorts overtaking Cabo and the rest of Mexico. Located smack dab in the heart of San José del Cabo’s historic downtown arts district, Drift seeks to immerse its guests in the local community and culture, rather than isolate them from it.
Prior to this trip, I'd never spent more than three consecutive nights in LA. Because of its proximity to San Francisco, I viewed LA more as a place for a quick weekend getaway, rather than a real vacation destination.
But that means I'd never really delved very deep into the city of angels before. This time around, we booked an Airbnb in Silver Lake for a full week, during which I fell in love with LA's inspiring street style, the beautiful people, the delicious food, and all the artfully designed spaces.
Here’s a list of my recommended places on where to eat, drink and play in Los Angeles:Read More
Oysters and cheese are some of the best ways to lure me out of the city, so Point Reyes has that down pat. Also, it’s only an hour-and-a-half drive away from San Francisco – a totally reasonable distance for a fun day trip.
Below are a few of my favorite stops:Read More
Portland is a fascinating place, especially to a San Franciscan. It represents much of what we used to be (alternative, weird and reveling in our subcultures, before the influx of tech bros and startup money) but with the same high standards for food and cocktails that we have only recently grown to expect.Read More
Trips to Honolulu have been a Wang family tradition for awhile now, but recently we’ve established more permanent ties in the form of a vacation home – so you can expect many more posts about Hawaii in coming years ;-)
This time was a girls’ trip with my besties – we all share a love for the sun (some of us more than others) and a voracious appetite (pretty evenly matched in this department), so collectively we had our priorities straight. Below is a list of our favorite finds:Read More