Hi there! I’m Vivian.

I’m a California-based travel blogger.

I share travel guides, travel tips and the best coffee spots around the world.

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Best Things to Do in Moab Utah

Before visiting Moab, I had heard about it from friends and saw it show up regularly on my Instagram feed. All the reviews about Moab were positive and the pictures looked beautiful. So when I found o…

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8 Sacramento Coffee Shops You Must Visit

Updated: May 13th, 2021 When I think of the best places to get coffee in the U.S., I can think of a few places. Seattle is the birthplace of the multinational coffee giant Starbucks. Portland has had …

Outfits for Hawaii: 5 Essential Pieces

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. Traveling to Hawaii but not sure what outfit to wear? You’ve come to the right place! I often find myself scrambling to put together the per…

10 Day Europe Itinerary: How to Plan a Magical Trip

When news of the vaccine came out, the wheels in my head immediately started turning. What destinations were on my bucket list again? Where should I travel to first? I was excited and overwhelmed at t…

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7 Fun Things to Do in Long Beach CA

Updated: May 3rd, 2021 When I was a college student at Berkeley, taking road trips to Southern California (my friends and I call it SoCal!) was one of my FAVORITE things to do. Going down south meant …

8 Road Trips from San Francisco: The Ultimate Guide

From starting college to now working my fourth job, I’ve spent a decade in the San Francisco bay area. It’s the longest I’ve lived in one place, and over the years I’ve been on…

Best Coffee in Kona and Hilo: My Top 7

You’ve probably heard of Kona coffee. Did you know the coffee is grown on the island of Hawaii? Before I planned any activities to do on the Big Island, I already had a full list of coffee shops…

Amazing 7 Day Itinerary for Big Island Hawaii

Updated: Apr 21st, 2021 Big Island couldn’t have been a more perfect destination to begin my travels again. Now that things are more open than ever, especially in Hawaii, I think I planned my best 7…

50 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco: A Local’s Guide

I called San Francisco home for seven years after graduating college. It’s the second longest place I’ve lived (I lived in my birthplace Taiwan for 11 years), and I’ve experienced mu…

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5 Ways to Declutter Clothes And Live More Minimally

Learning how to declutter clothes is one of the best things I’ve done for myself in my 20’s! Over the last few years, I’ve come to realize how much clothes I have. I follow several f…

Airbnbs in California: Top 20 Stays in 2021

Airbnbs are replacing hotels for me. They tend to be cheaper, more roomy, and offer the same amenities as my home (e.g. a kitchen). In 2021, they serve even bigger purposes. Whether that’s a cha…

Bay Area Romantic Getaways: 6 Ideas

Travel up for snow and down for beaches. That’s California for you in a nutshell. While many people come to the San Francisco Bay Area for tech jobs and a good salary, they stay for the ocean, m…

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