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  • Life Lessons with Miki

    Miki is my mom’s dog, but we like to do things together, especially when it comes to our favorite chill spot. It’s close to home and very peaceful with shaded sidewalks beneath tall eucalyptus trees. The breeze carries the fragrance of the eucalyptus and echoes with birds chirping and hens clucking. It’s also devoid of people, perhaps just 2-3 people exercising or walking their dogs. It’s a sweet little piece of heaven.

    Our favorite chill spot. 
     
    I enjoy our 45-minute walks in our favorite spot; it helps me to relax and breathe, as well as allows me to practice ...

  • Don't be a 'Twonk'

    More than simply a tourist, I consider myself a traveler who respects the rules, guidelines, the local culture of the place I am visiting. 
    As much as I’d wanted to, I didn’t feed the wild animals at Yellowstone National Park or the cute sparrows hoping to catch a crumb at outdoor eating areas. I abstained from pocketing beautiful petrified rocks at Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. I also don’t pick beautiful flowers from botanical gardens just because I thought they’d be lovely in my room.
    Following rules and guidelines didn’t make my vacation experience any less wonderful or memorable. 
    As ...

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