The Last Bookstore

Twisting and turning through the maze of a bookstore, it was difficult not to gaze in awe. Art crafted from books hung throughout, but the thousands of books were art themselves.  Located in Downtown LA, The Last Bookstore is the largest new and used bookstore in California. The building measures 22,000 square feet and makes the perfect destination for book lovers.  I wasn’t looking for … Continue reading The Last Bookstore

From Old to New — Palm Springs Wind Farm Tour

Over 4,000 windmills reside in the San Gorgonio Mountain Pass between The San Bernardino Mountains and the Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs. The mountain peak is over 10,000 feet in elevation and creates a wind funnel which creates constant wind – it’s the perfect place to have windmills. These massive structures provide electricity for Palm Springs, as well as the Coachella Valley.  On road trips, … Continue reading From Old to New — Palm Springs Wind Farm Tour

There’s a LOT to Love at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

Located in Tustin, California, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches has a section of their menu dedicated to vegetarian and vegan options.  Their décor is cute and simple, like any other sandwich place, and it is busy. Online orders as well as in-person take out orders are always being placed, so you know the food is good.  I ordered the Pee Wee as a vegetarian sandwich, which … Continue reading There’s a LOT to Love at Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

New Year’s Eve at the Water Palace

Last year, I celebrated New Year’s Eve in Jaipur. My family and I spent the day at historical landmarks, and danced the night into 2020.  My favorite part of the day was going to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) . It was built as a hunting lodge for the local Raja (or king). The palace was submerged after a dam was built, and to this … Continue reading New Year’s Eve at the Water Palace

Visiting One of the Wonders of the World

Last year, my trip to North India was my last big trip before COVID travel restrictions…seems so long ago. It was freezing cold in December, but seeing the landmarks was worth it. Of the numerous landmarks, Taj Mahal was my favorite.   The Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, and after visiting the monument I understand why.  Built in the 17th … Continue reading Visiting One of the Wonders of the World

La Chicana Vegana – A Vegetarian’s Dream

Mexican food is so flavorful  yet I feel the menus are limiting for vegetarians, that is of course, until I discovered La Chicana Vegana!  My family and I ordered from La Chicana Vegana (previously a food truck) in Downtown Fullerton today, and absolutely loved it!  The vegan menu broadens the options for vegetarians compared to traditional Mexican restaurants or food trucks. Although the selection is … Continue reading La Chicana Vegana – A Vegetarian’s Dream

Hiking My Way Out of Ennui

Throughout quarantine I have kept myself busy by going on walks and hikes around my home, but over the weekend my family and I decided to get out and hike a trail at Peters Canyon. The outing reminded me of Virginia Beach, as my family would spontaneously hike at First Landing State Park, but the overall scenery was completely different.  The hike was quite easy, … Continue reading Hiking My Way Out of Ennui

How I Long for Poppy Field Adventures…

Lately I have been reminiscing about what I was doing this time last year.  The adventures that I was going on don’t compare to the static life I’m living now.  Last year, I was frolicking through the brightly colored poppy fields in Lake Elsinore. The area was saturated with bright orange flowers, contrasting from the green mountain they grew on, making it such a scenic … Continue reading How I Long for Poppy Field Adventures…

Red Robin – Yummm

Looking for a burger? I was surprised to learn that Red Robin has great options, even for VEGETARIANS . They have a blackbean patty and Impossible patty which can be subbed in any burger which make the options endless!        The “French Onion Ringer” burger with a blackbean patty comes with three onion rings on top, and is very visually impressive. The  patty can be … Continue reading Red Robin – Yummm