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    Our First Utah Trip!

    Hi, friends! Rex and I just returned from our “big” trip out West this year, and we had a blast! We were mostly in Utah to visit a couple of the national parks out there (both of our first time in Utah!) and flew in and out of Vegas via Southwest (both of our first time flying Southwest too). WHERE WE STAYED While in Utah, we stayed at Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort which is to the east of Zion National Park. We opted for the glamping route and stayed at one of their Conestoga Wagons. It was a fun experience staying in an old Western-style wagon! The wagons have electricity…

  • EAST COAST,  TRAVEL

    Charlottesville, Round Three!

    Hi, friends! I was in Charlottesville the last few days–this was my third time visiting, and it might have been my favorite trip yet! Naturally, I wanted to share about the trip with you (as I did after my first trip to Charlottesville back in 2020). We (me, Rex, my sister Jiyoung, and her husband Daniel) spent a total of three days and two nights in Charlottesville, and that felt like a good amount of time where we did a ton and didn’t feel rushed or bored. We drove up from Durham Thursday morning and headed straight to Thai ’99. We went there during my sister’s bachelorette trip back in…

  • EAST COAST,  LIFE,  TRAVEL,  WEDDING

    Our Honeymoon in Maine

    We got married a week ago on Labor Day Sunday and just returned from our honeymoon in Maine. I definitely want to share more about the wedding in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s how our honeymoon went! After going back and forth between choosing a place we were familiar with (Charleston) or someplace completely new to both of us, we decided on Portland, Maine. We actually planned to go back in 2020 following our Portland, Oregon trip in 2019 but that never happened for obvious reasons so it felt fitting. Many people do Boston-Portland-Bar Harbor route for their Maine trip but since our trip was Tuesday-Saturday and we…

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    Colorado Weekend Getaway

    Hi, friends! Rex and I just returned from a long weekend in Colorado (flew in Friday morning and flew back Monday morning), and I wanted to document the trip on the blog and share more details than I did on Instagram so here we go! Since we arrived super early local time on Friday (around 7:30am MST), we had a full day ahead of us. After grabbing some coffee and a pastry and a breakfast burrito at a local neighborhood coffee shop, we headed over to Denver Art Museum. The admission is not free ($19 for out-of-state, non-member adults) but it is totally worth a visit! There is so much…

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    2023 LA Trip Recap

    Last week, I went to LA for the first time since I first came to the United States, which was back in 2016. So basically, I was visiting for the first time haha. I don’t think I’ll ever move there (due to the cost of living, traffic, PARKING, etc.) but I had a blast and can’t wait to go back! In today’s blog post, I’m sharing my very favorites/highlights of the trip! THINGS WE ATE Hanu KBBQ – While this is not an all-you-can-eat place, Hanu provided super KBBQ experience (I would say top two for me). They have an extensive selection of banchans and the service was so friendly…