EVA Air Royal Laurel Class Taipei to Los Angeles

It was really fortunate for us to be able to upgrade from Elite to Royal Laurel class for our Taipei to Los Angeles flight, even though I called almost the last minute.  It used to be very difficult to get the upgrade before unless you reserve your upgrade like months ahead. I've accumulated enough miles for ...

EVA Air Business Lounge at Taipei Taoyuan Airport

Recently, during my returning trip to Los Angeles on EVA Air, I was able to use my miles to upgrade from Elite class to Royal Laurel class for the Taipei - Los Angeles leg.  I had planned for this since the beginning and was lucky enough to get the reservation for the upgrade after my ...

3-Day West Coast Getaway Cruise on Golden Princess

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We were on a 3 days West Coast Getaway Cruise to Ensenada on Golden Princess the weekend before Thanksgiving. We left the San Pedro port on Thursday afternoon and came back on Sunday. It was a last minute reservation because they had a good deal. We booked a balcony stateroom for close ...

EVA Air Lounge Taipei

Our flight from Taipei to Kuala Lumpur was upgraded from economy to business class using mileage. The requirement for the upgrade is only 15,000 miles each ticket, just because EVA Air is using A330-200 to fly that route which doesn't have the Elite/Evergreen Deluxe class. The main reason I used the miles for the upgrade was ...

LAX Los Angeles International Airport

The LAX Los Angeles International Airport boarding hall is one year new. I remember the airport was about to reopen the new terminal when my son and I traveled back to LA beginning of August last year. If you have seen the previous LAX international boarding hall, you would know there was nothing much to shout ...

7-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise on Norwegian Star: Part 5 – The Grand Atrium

The "Grand Atrium" is almost always the first place you will walk in to when you board the ship for any cruise. It is located on Deck 7 on Norwegian Star. The ceiling opens up until Deck 9. There are not just two but four elevators which you can use to get ...

Palm Springs in May

School was off for 4 days during the Memorial Day weekend, Friday to Monday. Husband didn't take off on Friday so my son and I stayed home. On Saturday, we had a BBQ with my in-laws. For Sunday, we drove out to Palm Springs to experience the hot dessert feel in May. It was overcast ...

Temecula Blueberry Farm

Visiting the Temecula Berry Company to pick blueberries has been one of our yearly events. Due to the warm weather in spring this year, they opened the farm to the public early for blueberry picking. For the past two years we've been there, the farm was opened end of May. But this year, they opened ...

7-Day Mexican Riviera Cruise on Norwegian Star: Part 4 – The Buffet

Why do I like to cruise? Well, it is because I enjoy food! And when you are on a cruise, do you know that you can eat non stop? Yes you do! You can choose to dine at the dining rooms or at the buffet. They also have 24 hours cafe that you can drop ...

Wii Talk Palm Springs Getaway

Every so often, we (stay-at-home-moms) must get away from the family for ladies only vacation. It is a way to refresh our body, mind and soul. It is also a way to spend time with wonderful friends. This is our Wii Talk Mommy Group first getaway. We decided on going to Palm Springs because it is ...


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