My Favorite Ski Resort Town: Whistler, BC Canada

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Since I was a little girl, my family took me skiing. We used to go to Vail, Colorado for many years. One year, they decided to try a new place: Whistler in BC, Canada. We all fell in love with it. The mountain, the trails, the town, the restaurants, the shopping, everything was great. So we kept going every year. Continue reading

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Strawberry Basil Smoothie

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I don’t know who was the first to pair basil with strawberries but he was a genius just like the one who first thought of pairing salt and caramel. Yum. Anyway, this smoothie is simple and perfect, and healthy too! Continue reading

Barista Coffee and BrewCycle in Portland

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Happy people on a pub crawl on the BrewCycle Portland

Two of the best things in Portland, Oregon are coffee and craft beer. You can find a plethora of both coffee shops and breweries all across Portland, and if you randomly end up in one chances are the coffee or beer you taste will be great.  Continue reading

A Free Symphony Orchestra Performance in the Middle of the Street

One summer’s day in Durham, North Carolina, we were driving around when we suddenly heard some classical music and it sounded like it was live. As we got closer we realized it was the Durham Symphony playing in the the middle of the street giving a free performance!

Families were sitting on the adjacent park/grass with lawn chairs listening to this wonderful music. We had to join them. Continue reading

This Week’s Small Pleasures

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1. I went grocery shopping and my total was $111 but then, the cashier typed something on her keyboard and randomly gave me $10 off. I don’t know why and she didn’t even tell me. She simply did it and it was awesome.

2. I got to have  a wonderful breakfast with my hubby in Downtown Portland on Friday because I was going to be taking the train to the airport a couple of blocks from where he works. Continue reading

I’m Off To Where I’m From – Mexico City + Acapulco

Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico

Sunset in Acapulco, Mexico

Tomorrow, I am flying from Portland to Mexico City, my hometown, for a 9 day trip to visit family and friends. I have dropped by for a visit a couple times in the last couple of years, but this time I will be spending most of my trip in AcapulcoContinue reading