Author Archives: Island Traveler

About Island Traveler

Just A Dad With A Dream.

Coronavirus and California

Knowing most cancelled their Summer vacation request due to Coronavirus outbreak, my boss actually asked me, “Just to confirm, are you still taking a vacation request?” My answer was a 100% sure, “Yes, I am.” Like most Californian’s, I simply … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Surge or Wave, First or Second, Does It Matter?

So much debates whether we are on a surge or a wave. Whether this is the second or a resurgence of the first of COVID-19 pandemic. Does it matter? All I see are scientific data of infection rates and deaths. … Continue reading

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Giant Lily of the Nile Superblooms in Summer

I thought I’ll never see it again, but there is was, patches of gigantic Lily of the Nile superblooms in mid Summer. I saw these rare superblooms few years ago at the peak of Spring when superblooms were magically sprouting … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Disneyland Before Coronavirus

Don’t know when we can go back safely to the most amazing place on Earth, Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland, Anaheim but I was able to capture the adventure in my iPhone from our last February 2020 trip just before the … Continue reading

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STOP COVID-19 CHALLENGE

In four straight days, U.S. hits above 1,000 new deaths per day from COVID-19. In 30 days, that’s 30,000 deaths. By December, about 120,000 more on top of today’s 146,420 total number of COVID-19 related deaths. California, Texas and Florida … Continue reading

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California Tops New York As Most COVID-19 Infected State In The U.S.

Data from John Hopkin’s University now shows California tops New York as the State with the most COVID-19 infection surpassing 430,000. New York to date has 409,697 infected, most of the numbers happened during the Spring lockdown whereas California’s numbers … Continue reading

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Shout Louder, Fight In Peace Harder

When our voices are not heard, we shout louder. When Racism, oppression, cruelty, injustice, violence and abuse keeps happening, repeating, we fight in peace harder. When we are being ignored, ridiculed, shamed, hurt for speaking the truth and doing what’s … Continue reading

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Home With No Zip Code

Our home has walls that are made of adventure, it’s roof of freedom. Happiness are it’s interiors and its open concept space allows more room for love and kindness. Our home doesn’t have a door because it welcomes everyone that … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Soaring Numbers, NOT A Hoax

Healthcare systems are preparing for the long months ahead on how they will deal and approach the relentless COVID-19. Research suggest New Coronavirus kills 5-10 people for every 1,000 it infects. Fatality rate varies with age and access to healthcare. … Continue reading

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Hiking Happiness At Montara

Whether by the beach or overlooking from its mountains, Montara is our happy place. So, today I hope to give you the same happiness it gave me by taking you there on a hike. Happiness means more when we work … Continue reading

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Americans Versus Americans

4th of July weekend. America celebrated Independence Day. Family and friends gathered together over barbecue, drinks and fireworks, but what does this day really mean? 4th of July means differently for different people but we have one thing in common, … Continue reading

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Shark’s Fin Above Wildflowers

You don’t have to buy me things. Your love is more than enough. You don’t have to give me flowers. The excitement when you took me outdoors to see the wildflowers still has my heart racing. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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