Author Archives: Island Traveler

About Island Traveler

Just A Dad With A Dream.

Happiness Definition

We shouldn’t have to ask people we love to choose between Family and Self when they tell us what makes them happy. It can be both. If that’s an impossibility, then no one will be completely happy. Everyone loses. No … Continue reading

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River Inn Big Sur

Old town charm, new exciting Nature adventure discovery. This is what to me describes River Inn Big Sur. Few images pop up in our Google search every time we search for places to stay in Big Sur but it never … Continue reading

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Fatal and Tragedy, We’ll Never Know When

Wild Superblooms waving and smiling to drivers to stop on the roadside to celebrate Spring. So we did. Acrobatic Kite Surfers dancing and flying in hypnotizing synchrony with the tumbling Ocean waves, inviting people to stop and watch a spectacular … Continue reading

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Pfeiffer Beach Purple Sand Nature Wonder

After finding the challenging one way narrow road with no name, we were led to a hidden secret Nature wonder, Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur. Purple Sand? Is that even real or possible? It is in this California Dream. Purple minerals … Continue reading

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17-Mile Drive of Pebbles on the Sand

When the Sun is out to play, 17-Mile Drive transforms into an Oasis of beauty and escape. On a rare day, a portal into the realm of Pebbles, a multi verse like our own opens up revealing its hidden history … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms San Francisco Japan Town

We went for our son’s Pokemon cards but San Francisco’s Japan Town gave us more and a lot of first. First time to see it’s beautiful Cherry Blossoms in full bloom. First time to see the Japan Town square turn … Continue reading

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Mask, People and Demons

We all have our masks. We wear them everyday at work and places we can’t show who we are and what we feel. We wear that mask to hide and protect our hearts from the familiar, repetitive pain, judgement and … Continue reading

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Capitola, Greece without the Passport

From door to sand and sea, rows of pastel colored square houses at Capitola Seaside Village brings back child-like curiosity and imagination. It’s our secret little Santorini, Greece in this surfer beach lover playground of Santa Cruz County California. So, … Continue reading

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God’s Miracle of Second Chances

2015, 8 days after our 2 weeks Summer Road Trip in California, we left Texas that was home for 9 years and move to California to follow a dream. We left everything behind, bad memories included except 9 luggages and … Continue reading

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The Other Karen

Until last year’s rise of Anti-Racism Movement, I didn’t know Karen is a widely used name to label a female person who commits Racial shaming, assault or prejudice to a Person of Color. Videos of them were all over You … Continue reading

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Disney Thrill Rides: To Scream or not to Scream?

Multiple choice. Which activities of daily living spreads the most COVID-19? A. Breathing B. Talking C. Eating D. Singing E. Cursing F. Shouting G. Huffing and Puffing while exercising H. Screaming Imagine riding a roller coaster and NOT being able … Continue reading

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Stop Racial Hate and Killings…Asian Lives Matters Too.

All Lives Matter Is A Lie Until a year ago, I didn’t realize people have to worry for their life and safety for looking too Asian in America, even in the most diverse tolerant State like California. My wife is … Continue reading

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