Seattle, Washington Pt. 2, Company Visits (September 2017)

If you’re an entrepreneur, in practice or at heart, I implore you to set apart time for company visits when traveling. Stretch your mind to a completely new dimension of doing business and discover opportunities to tweak yours for the better. The least that can happen is that you bring along a bright picture of the future to draw inspiration from. GATES FOUNDATION Bill and … Continue reading Seattle, Washington Pt. 2, Company Visits (September 2017)

Seattle, Washington Pt. 1 (September 2017)

Another state has been crossed off the list! The beautiful Emerald City of Washington had been warm and pleasant. Contrary to the norm, it didn’t rain that much when I was there. One can live a little wider (literally) than San Francisco or New York, but that will soon change as Amazon’s new territory makes real estate prices skyrocket. UNDERGROUND TOUR   Seattle used to … Continue reading Seattle, Washington Pt. 1 (September 2017)

Treasure Island, Angel Island, Sausalito & Food, California (August 2017)

Treasure Island A surprise add-on to our evening tour! Across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was Treasure Island, a man-made piece of land that served as a naval base back in the day.   Sausalito A solitary Sunday afternoon was spent strolling along the shores of the dreamtown that is Sausalito, a retirement haven of some of the world’s wealthiest individuals. The neighborhood stood quaint, … Continue reading Treasure Island, Angel Island, Sausalito & Food, California (August 2017)

San Francisco, California Pt. 1 (August 2017)

In this post, I compile a few of the noteworthy places I visited during my two-week stay in the bay area, particularly within the city. City Tours Some of the pictures in this post were taken during the Hop On, Hop Off tour I took. A few of the ones directly below are of: The Hilton Hotel (setting of Dirty Harry), The Golden Gate Bridge, … Continue reading San Francisco, California Pt. 1 (August 2017)

Napa Valley, California (August 2017)

Two days after my arrival at San Francisco, my aunt and I drove to Napa Valley to sample the region’s finest wine (well, supposedly). The weather was encouraging of the short excursion, so we enjoyed the morning exploring the most extravagantly-structured wineries, modeled after the lavish lifestyle of different parts of the world. Darioush Winery, Egyptian V’Sattui, Italian The most family-friendly winery of all, V’Sattui … Continue reading Napa Valley, California (August 2017)

Alcatraz Island, California (August 2017)

Okay, it’s time to cough out the movie buff in me again. This was one of the coolest parts of my visit to San Francisco, satisfying my intrigue for mobsters like Al Capone, ingenious escapes defying US maximum security, and settings of Clint Eastwood’s defiant stoicism. It’s a rare occasion to relive a classic film like this, thus I embrace it with modern sentimentality: by … Continue reading Alcatraz Island, California (August 2017)