California Wine Tasting: Half Moon Bay 

If you know me, you know that I absolutely love a relaxing day of drinking wine and reading a good book. So when my friends and I were headed to the beach in Sunny San Francisco, California, we saw a sign that read, “NEBBIA WINE TASTING”. I immediately requested we stopped at the sign that said Wine tasting. I am soo glad we did because the location was ABSOLUTELY beautiful. I have always wanted to attend a wine tasting in California so glad I was able to check it off my bucket list. 

Once we got out of the car, I immediately fell in love, it was a small wine tasting garden but it had great views. The signs of the building were really nice and I instantly thought to take a picture. 


When entering the building, it was $10 for 5 tastings including the wine glass. The Host was really nice and she explained every wine in depth. She was extremely friendly. There was also this amazing vinegar mustard dip that was made at the garden that was PHENOMENAL. I don’t even like vinegar but this time I made sure to not miss a bit. 



Behind the wine tasting building was a beautiful garden you can go and walk around and enjoy the view. The flowers were gorgeous, it was super relaxing, and the girls and I absolutely loved it. We stayed here for about 2 hours soaking up the sun. 


Wine: so In regards to the wine. We found 3 wines that we were in love with and for our last 2 we doubled up on the ones we liked the most. We all wanted sweet wine so the host gave us her most sweetest ones. 


Black Muscat- red #1

Orange Muscat- orange #3

California Sparkling Wine- white #2

All 3 are dessert wines and were very good! We ended up combining the black muscat and the California to make an Amazing mix. 


California has never failed me yet with a new wine that I have to go back and try again!  

  


Live.Laugh.Love 

4 Reasons You Should Visit Fiesta! 

                  VIVAAAA LA FIESTA

ARRIBA! ARRIBA! ARRIBA! That is the phrase I took away last night after attending one of San Antonio’s famous traditions. It is when the city comes together and celebrate for 10 days straight. This year it fell on April 20-30th! 

The streets of the riverwalk were completely filled with people in their colorful accessories representing the traditions of Fiesta. My friend and I started on Main Street and that’s where we got our directions to start from central market and work down from there.

FOOD. Being from California, I Liveeeeee for some Corn in a cup, Carne Asada tacos, or a Juicy Gordita. Living on the east coast and overseas, aunthentic Mexican food is definitely hard to find. Welp, thanks to Fiesta, I was able to get some AMAZINGGGG authentic Mexican food, candy, and drinks! 

LIVE MUSIC. There was soo much Live Music from performers on stage, DJ’s playing music on the sides, or just random people on the corner with their boom boxes. It ranged from Country to hip hop to Spanish. There was so much music 🎶 that it was fit for any age and crowd. 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. If you’re into Margaritas, beer, wine slushes, or more beer, then you would definitely enjoy Fiesta. The Beer is a little pricey ranging from $3-$6 but when you’re having a good time, who’s really counting! 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ the margaritas were premade so in reality it was juice but the wine slushes were AMAZING! Totally worth trying. 

DANCING. Now for the best part. I did not expect to be out all night on a Thursday knowing I had to work the next day but it was totally worth it. My friend and I walked down to central Market following the directions we received and we stayed down there the entire time. There was so much food, beverages, and music. Plus the decorations were beautiful. We ended up walking to where we found the DJ and the younger College students. It was suchhhh a good time. The party was outside but it did get extremely hot to the point of sweat rolling down! 😩😩 (AGAIN, totally Worth it). We danced all night to Literally every type of music. The DJ was awesome and the people were definitely lively. Not to mention the Spurs won that night! 

Seriously, if you are ever in the San Antonio area during the month of April, you must put on your list to attend some Fiesta activities. Promise you won’t be disappointed! ❤️

First Time Skiing in Daegu, South Korea! 

So for the past two months I have been dying to go Skiing here in Korea. I have heard that some of the best resorts are in South Korea and with me being here only for a year, I wanted to make sure that I took the opportunity to see it for myself. Not to mention you can buy ANYTHING in Korea and I bought a ski/snowboarding outfit that I have been dying to wear! Lol. 

So with that being said, on Saturday I rented a car, grabbed a couple of my friends, and we were on our way to ski. Mind you, I have been snowboarding but never Skiing. I live in Daegu so I really wanted to find somewhere that was close by. Luckily for us, we were able to find Eden Valley Ski Resort that was only an hour and 15 minutes away! SCOREEEE!!!!! 


It was soo beautiful pulling up to the Resort. Now I must say, it was super dangerous and scary going down those roads to get to the resort. Totally worth it, but totally scary to drive. However, the views were to DIE FOR! 


Once we arrived, it was such a beautiful day outside. The sun was shining and we just knew that there would be no snow. Joke on us! We immediately realized that there was snow but not only was there snow, but the slopes at the resort were insane. There were two ski lifts but the way that downward slope was set up and none of us ever skied before, it wasn’t happening! 


What was nice was we payed 50,000 won for the entrance fee, ski equipment to include pants, jacket, shoes, and skis, and the ski lift. Really great price for 4 hours of Skiing. So to continue, after we were ready to get our Ski on, we decided to go to the baby slope. Here is where it gets real, it was the smallest slope but the steepest to us! No really, I was scared out of my mind!  


What shocked me was the fact that Koreans start their children at a super early age. I mean there were literally kids  at age 3 that were on the slopes and were killing it. At first I was like I clearly need to do better these little kids are not beating me, but then I realized that this is my first time and I have a lot more to break than this 3 year old who can fall down and get back up without feeling any pain in the morning. 


Morale of the story, 

We had a few falls, might have ran into the fence a couple of times (more so me) but other than that, we got the hang of it and it turned out to be extremely fun! Definitely glad I got the opportunity to visit this resort and more importantly to check Skiing off of my Korean bucket list. 

From Seoul to D.C. and 5 Countries in between! Planning my 20 day trip for my Big 26th! 

You guys, I am soooo sad to be leaving Korea and moving back to the U.S. in less than 6 months! I am having soo much fun traveling, exploring many different cultures, and the convenience of going from one place to the next. SERIOUSLY, Asia has been soo good to me during these last few months. Unfortunately I have to head back to the states so that is what brought me to take my last few bucket list trips before I become just a regular again. (Totally kidding)  😩😩.

Now to announce these awesome locations…..*drum roll pleaseeeeee*

Seoul to…

1.Australia


2.Singapore


3.Maldives


4.Bali


5.London


Ending in D.C.

These are my last few places for 2017 due to getting accepted for an internship but I am soo excited to be spending my 26th birthday doing a little solo traveling! I have read soooo many great blogs about these locations and I’m ready to have my own stories! A few things on my bucket list for these locations are: 

1.Take a pic with a Kangaroo

2.Visit the Sydney Harbour

3.Take pic at 3 infinity pools

4.Go to the best clubs in each location

5.Try the best restaurant and food

6.Volunteer in Singapore

7.Experience the best Zoos

8.Shop at the best market

9.Visit 3 National Museums

10.Stay in an overwater Villa in Maldives

11.Visit Mara Safari Lodge

12.Afternoon tea in London

13.Visit buckingham palace

14.Tour of London Bridge

15.Big Ben

16.Go on 3 pub crawls

17. Stay in a 5 star hotel

18. Try all National Desserts

19. Swim with sea Animals

20. Visit an underwater restaurant

This is just to name a few! I’m sure once I touch down I will want to do so much more! I must say…I am extremely excited and can’t wait to tell you all about it!

If you have any amazing places at any of these locations you would like to share definitely comment below! ❤️

Top 4 Places to Party In Hong Kong 

Heyyyyy everyone! So I know that I am way overdue  for my Hong Kong trip so here I am giving you all the inside scoop. I make it a mission to visit the top clubs and bars in each country I visit and in Hong Kong it was no different. I looveeeee to party and hang out with the locals and foreigners from other places. Make sure to visit when you go! 

1. Ozone skybar at the Ritz-Carlton 

I honestly think I fell in love with the view here. It was on the 119th floor and was just simply stunning. It is the second highest bar in the world so definitely a must see. The drinks were amazing and the food was even better. Upscale and sophisticated yet breathtaking views for pictures. 
2. Ce La Vie rooftop bar 

Brought in the new year at this Nightclub. Located on the Main Street in Lan Kwai Fong but definitely for the grown and sexy. Located on the 25th floor. It’s 2 floors of partying, one inside and the other on the skybar and both floors were full of dancing and partying. Staff was amazing and danced and interacted with the customers all night. 
3. Ciao Chow night club

 Also a great night club located on the strip. A huge dance floor and the music will definitely make you wanna party all night. Low entrance fee and great prices on drinks. Chic yet casual crowd and young travelers enjoying life! 
4. Lan Kwai Fong street

This street is a must when you go to Hong Kong. The people were great, the prices were cheap, and it was a ton of foreigners just partying until the sun came up! LITERALLY!!!  It can get a bit crowded on the street so it’s hard to get into the bars or even know where the entrance is but with a few drinks from surrounding bars before the Main Street, you’ll find yourself  mixing in with the pack in no time. 

Hope you enjoy! 

BECOMING A MERMAID IN THE PHILIPPINES!

YES! You read it correctly. You can actually become a mermaid in Boracay and it is a once in a lifetime experience! I actually got the chance to see what it was like to swim under water and it was EXTREMELY difficult! Watch the video of me learning to become a mermaid. 

 ​The Day I became a mermaid 

​Oh and FYI, I did pass my certification for phase 1! Who ever would have guessed I was a mermaid in the making! 😍🤷🏽‍♀️

Live. Laugh. Love. 

Christmas Weekend in Boracay, Philippines! 


This year was my first Christmas out of the U.S. and away from home. at first I was a little sad not being around family and friends, my gifts taking about 3 or 4 weeks to get back home, and overall just being by myself. Well that all changed when my mom decided to come visit me and we planned our trip to Boracay, Philippines. 

DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS EVE
It was seriously the best idea to get away. To start, it is absolutely freezing in the states AND in Korea where I live. When we got off the plane in the Philippines it was instantly 80 degrees outside! JUST BEAUTIFUL! We had to take an hour flight to Caticlan and then catched a speed boat to the island of Boracay. The scenery was just AMAZING! 

The first day we didn’t take anytime to get on the road. We got to our hotel around 8am, took an hour nap and then we were on our way. So a Fact about me is I never travel without an itinerary. So for this day it was to eat Filipino food, go to the beach, be a mermaid, souvenir shop, and end the night with a PubCrawl. 

The Filipino food was awesome! We had their BBQ chicken with their white rice and lime. Sooo good! We stayed in Station 2 because we knew that is where the nightlife was and our hotel was right on the beach so we went to the beach for a couple of hours. We were able to walk the strip and buy tons of souvenirs for cheap. 

Now for the Mermaid swimming. This by far was my favorite part of the trip. It was located in Station 1 on the white sand beach and the instructor was soo friendly. My mom and I were able to choose our own fins and the instructor took us out to the water and we took pics! She took some AMAZING photos of us. I also went out to to take the swimming lesson. It was an hour and a half for the lesson and totally worth it. She taught me different techniques to use as well as used my camera to record and take pics. I must say overall it was an awesome experience. 
We ended the night with the PubCrawl. It was pouring down raining that night but that didn’t stop the fun! We went to the link up spot and we met up with about 40 others. We got our tshirts, a wristband, a shot glass, and free shots the whole night! There were games and tons of solo travelers. Definitely a MUST-DO in Boracay. 

CHRISTMAS EVE

So the next day, my adventures consisted of helmet diving and paddle boarding. So I did Helmet diving in Station 3 and it was nerve wrecking I must say. I was a little nervous to get in the water but we took a speed boat out to the helmet diving platform. It was a long wait and super packed but i must say it was worth it. Under water was EXTREMELY beautiful and the fish were everywhere! Definitely something to experience. 

The next thing I did, ( because my mom was not having it) was the paddle boat. My friend bet me that I couldn’t stay on for a minute and boyyy was he wrong. I mean come on I’m from California! We were made for the water even if we don’t live by the water. I was soo able to check that off my bucket list and get some good pics! 

My mom and I hung around the beach and Station 2 for the rest of the night and it was stunning! We ended the night wth my mom staying in and me doing a little solo traveling on my own. I was able to go out and party with some of the tourists and backpackers and see Boracay’s most talked about nightlife. Would definitely recommend Epic Nightclub and Summertimes Grove. 



CHRISTMAS DAY 

So today started with a cloudy sky and a few showers. Since the weatherman has put out a typhoon warning all boat rides have been stopped so no cliff diving for me but it worked out perfectly. I was able to get a wonderful 1 hour massage on the beach for $6, a henna tattoo for $4, and a braid in my hair for $4. Not only that, but I was able to try the local beer for $.60 which totally made my day! My mom and I had our photoshoot on the beach and just relaxed for this wonderful Christmas Day. I must say the people here are just so friendly! 

THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS

Welp today was the day we were suppose to leave but our flight was cancelled due to the typhoon that hit. Our hotel took us to the airport and the staff were super amazing and redirected our flight! I will say that overall this trip has been absolutely amazing! The prices are great, the people are great, and just overall it was a great experience. I will definitely have to visit again! 

Happy Holidays from us to you!