Kerbey Lane is Austin’s staple 24-hour restaurant, known for its breakfast items (specifically, incredible pancakes) & queso. Back in college, my friends would always go to Kerbey for breakfast whenever it was one of our birthdays (and free pancakes, of course). It was also the place we'd go to after physic exams, which ended at 9 pm...
travel: gulangyu (xiamen), the piano island (part two)
Just off the coast of Xiamen is Gulangyu, a pedestrian-only island that is also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. At only 2 km2 area and home to about 20,000 people, Gulangyu is a major domestic tourist destination and is one of China's most visited tourist attractions.
travel: xiamen, the gateway to china (part one)
After spending almost four days in Guangzhou, we took a high speed train to Xiamen. Xiamen, located in Fujian Province, means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
travel: ft. lauderdale (florida)
Ft. Lauderdale, a city just north of Miami, is home to only about 15,000, but don't let that fool you: this popular tourist destination is at the heart of South Florida's metropolitan area. It's also where you'll find (literally) every rich person's summer house...
travel: philadelphia, the city of brotherly love (part 2)
Did you know that the O in LOVE (from Philadelphia's Love Park) is slanted because "love isn't perfect?"
travel: philadelphia, the cultural anchor of america (part 1)
Known for its importance to the founding of America, Philadelphia is the fifth most populated city in the U.S. and also one of the most culturally and historically-rich (the only World Heritage Center in the U.S.)
travel: guangzhou, the city of the immortals (part two)
As the third most populated city in China, Guangzhou is also the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland, according to Forbes. In Zhujiang New Town, there are underground shopping malls, vehicular tunnels and towering skyscrapers.
travel: guangzhou, the city of the five lambs (part one)
Guangzhou is the third largest (population wise) city in China, and is located on the Pearl River. It has an rich history of over 2200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and today, still serves as a major port and transportation hub.
travel: newry & bethel (the most beautiful villages in maine)
At the beginning of August, my dad and I took a week long trip up to Maine, as well as a small trip to Boston and Mount Washington.