Posts by Keng

Retired pharmaceutical researcher. Full-time RVing and traveling with my husband.

Upcoming overseas trip—Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Taiwan

David and I are back at Sam’s Family Spa Hot Water Resort in Desert Hot Springs to get ready for an upcoming extended overseas trip. This trip will mark the first time we spend time overseas for more than a month.

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Little Lakes Valley, Eastern Sierra Nevada

High up in a Californian wilderness of the Eastern Sierra Nevada lies a gorgeous, glacial-carved valley that is a home to a series of beautiful lakes. If you could only do one hike in the Eastern Sierra, the Little Lakes Valley hike is the one. Be warned that although the trail isn’t steep and is mostly on rolling terrains, the elevation of the entire hike is above 10,000 ft. So the air is pretty thin and the high altitude may pose a problem for some.

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Hiking Helen Lake Trail, Banff National Park

Helen Lake Trail is a moderate day-hike on the Icefields Parkway in the Bow Lake area. The hike took us through sub-alpine forests with an abundance of spectacular views. Helen Lake—a beautiful alpine lake, situated in the shadow of Cirque Peak—was our final reward for this memorable hike.

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Explore Singapore’s hawker centers

One of the joys of oversea traveling for us is an opportunity to explore and eat where locals eat. Street food is a way of life in many Asian countries. It was for me when I grew up in Thailand. We embrace it when we travel. Our most memorable experience in each country we visited often includes hanging out where locals live and eating street food.

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Stanley Glacier Trail, Kootenay National Park

The Stanley Glacier hike in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia is a nice day hike that takes you through an old burnt area from the 2003 Vermilion Valley fire and into an impressive canyon. Highlights of the hike include beautiful wildflowers that thrive in the post-burn environment, waterfalls, towering rock cliffs and mountains, and Stanley Glacier.

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