how to be a tourist in san francisco

Step 1: Have a bowl of clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re lucky, you’ll even spot a sea lion sunbathing. Unfortunately, it was still pretty chilly when Percila and I visited in February, so we didn’t get to see any. After you finish your soup, do some souvenir shopping. But make sure you shop…

exploring alcatraz

I always imagined that a visit to Alcatraz would be like an episode of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures. Lost souls, who were wrongfully (or rightfully) imprisoned, would wander the cold and damp hallways for all eternity. Uneventfully, but thankfully, there was no paranormal activity. Instead, hoards of tourists flood the prison, just to get a…

duke gardens

If you ever find yourself in Durham, NC, definitely make a stop to Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University. Since we visited in February, not much was in bloom yet. Nonetheless, there was still plenty to see. Best of all, admission is FREE!