The Philippines' slogan is so true - it really is more fun there! Cebu We opted to fly into Cebu so we could access the ferry towards Panglao. We were so lucky to have a friend's MIL pick us up from the airport and dropped us off at the hotel. No matter what, you have to … Continue reading It’s More Fun in the Philippines
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Many moons ago, this little lady was birthed by the Tachikawa River, in the Tokyo Prefecture. (Maybe.) Though her familial origins are unknown, we whisked her away and ingratiated her into the Williams-Do household. Her story is one of intrigue, living in two worlds: being of Japanese descent and navigating life in Shreveport, Louisiana. But … Continue reading Clémentine Turns Five
Late post: We went on this trip in Feb 2016 Even though we only spent a few hours at Koh Nang Yuan, we've been dreaming about it ever since. To get there, you have to take a ferry to Koh Tao. You should definitely purchase tickets beforehand. (I mean, it's not the worst thing to get … Continue reading Koh Nang Yuan, Thailand
Late Post: We went on this trip in Feb 2016 Koh Samui Everyone says Koh Samui is the antithesis of Phuket - I think it may be true! Where the latter is a rambunctious, party town, Koh Samui is the tranquil counterpart. Went spent a couple of days exploring the island on scooter (a great … Continue reading Koh Samui, Thailand
Late Post: We went on this trip in Feb 2016 Phuket (according to my Thai friend, is pronounced "poo-kit") is widely known as a party beach city. And while Patong is indeed littered with clubs and bars, there is so much more to this island. Even as touristy as it is, the expansive Patong Beach is … Continue reading Phuket, Thailand
Clint and I just hit our one-year wedding anniversary on November 12th, so I thought this would be a great time to walk down memory lane! Though we got engaged in 2013, we were still living in Japan and trying to plan a wedding that would take place in Dallas, TX - difficult is an … Continue reading We’re Meowied!
Friends are often asking for food recs while in Tokyo. I can't believe I've never made a decent list before. I should preface we only scratched the surface of the food scene in Tokyo. This is not a best-of list, nor is it comprehensive. I honestly had to go through my Facebook posts and photos … Continue reading Tokyo Eats
One of my best friends' wedding gave us the perfect excuse to see Hawaii for the first time. Since she'd been there several times before, it was the ideal spot for them to tie the knot. Beautiful wedding aside, we also got to experience the quintessential tourist and food spots. Road to Hana Would a … Continue reading Maui Wowee
I can't believe our little baby girl is turning three already. To commemorate, I've photographed her doing her favorite activity: staring out the window at the rain. Also, I made her a glamping tent. As expected, she couldn't care less when I first presented it to her; but later in the night, I didn't hear from her … Continue reading Happy Third Birthday, Clémentine!
It has been getting cooler in our part of the world, and it's making me reminisce our trip to Da Lat this past summer. Da Lat is a highland city redolent of many countryside European cities (or what I've seen in photos anyway, since I have never been to Europe) - perhaps that's why so many westerners … Continue reading Da Lat, Vietnam
We spent a beautiful weekend in Okinawa, an island south of Japan. Had we known, we would've been here earlier and back many times. On a sunny day, the waters along the coast were emerald blue. The drive from our resort in Manza Beach to the Churaumi Aquarium was a treat in itself. Renting a car … Continue reading Okinawa
For a while, our vacation objective was to chase the ultimate pool. I'm not really sure where else to go after the Marina Bay Sands. Sitting impressively atop three, 57-floor buildings, the Skypark's infinity pool overlooks the city below and the skyscape beyond. Even for someone with a fear of heights, it was an exhilarating experience. There were … Continue reading Singapore + Bali (Part 3/3)