Places Visited


Shanghai, China
Duration: 20 days
Hotels: Swissotel Grand Shanghai, Jin Jiang Hotel Cathay Wing, Sofitel Hyland, Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel, Lee Gardens Hotel Shanghai

Coastal Maine (Portland, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport)
Duration: 5 days
Hotels: We chose several different Airbnb locations.

Cruise to Boston, Portland, St. John’s, Halifax
Duration: 7 days
Hotels: Sailed on The Carnival Splendor

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 days
Hotels: We camped inside Nickerson State Park


Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Zion National Park
Duration: 10 Days
Las Vegas Hotels: Aria, Vdara
Grand Canyon Hotel: Maswik Lodge
Monument Valley Hotel: The View Hotel
Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend Hotel: Comfort Inn
Zion National Park Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale Zion National Park

Newport, Rhode Island
Duration: 2 Days
Hotels: Four Points Sheraton or Fairfield Inn cannot remember which

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Duration: 3 days
Hotels: We camped inside Nickerson State Park

2012: Only one trip this year as living abroad in Hong Kong felt like an adventure every single day

Duration: 5 Days
Hotel: Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre


Duration: 6 days
Hotel: Royal Hawaiian

Asia(Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Longsheng Rice Terraces, Guilin/Yangshuo, Heng Dian/Yiwu, Shanghai)
Duration: 40 days – way too long, never again.
Bangkok Hotels: Pullman Bangkok King Power & Chatrium Suites
Phuket Hotels: Marina Phuket (jungle room) & Millennum Resort Patong Phuket(swim up room)
Kuala Lumpur: Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hong Kong: Butterfly on Wellington
Longshen Rice Terraces: Long Ji One Hotel
Guilin/Yangshuo Hotel: Rosewood Inn 2
Hendian/Yiwu Hotel: Budgetel Huadu??? Not sure as I think it was named something else when I stayed there.
Shanghai Hotel: Renaissance Putuo

Duration: 2 days
Hotel: The Four Seasons Macau


Cruise to St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. John’s, Puerto Rico
Duration: 7 days
Hotel: Celebrity Summit

Hong Kong, Various Cities in Taiwan, Shanghai
Duration: 14 days – completely hectic trip
Hong Kong Hotel: Butterfly on Pratt
Taiwan Hotels: Went with Signet Tours, all were nice hotels but the only one I remember was the Hotel Royal Chiao Hsi which was amazing.
Shanghai Hotel: Marvel Hotel Shanghai

Las Vegas
Duration: 4 days
Hotel: Encore


Miami, Orlando
Duration: 7 days
Miami Hotel: Stayed with friend
Orlando Hotels: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Resort

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 days
Hotel: Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens

Bush Gardens & Williamsburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore
Duration: 5 days
Hotel: Don’t remember. Think it was all Hampton Inns. Not sure if this is 2009 or 2010.


China 2008 (Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming, Lijiang, Dali)
Duration: 3 months
Shanghai Hotel: Stayed with Grandma
Beijing Hotel: No longer exists? Not sure but I cannot find it.
Kunming/Lijiang/Dali: Went with Signet Tours, all of them were nice but forgot their names. =(

Duration: 7 days
Hotel: Rose Hall Resort and Spa, it is now a Hilton but wasn’t when I went.


Cruise to Alaska Inner Passage
Duration: 7 days
Hotel: Radiance of the Seas

Charlotte, North Carolina
Duration: 3 days
Hotel: Forgot.

Chicago, Illinois
Duration: 4 days?
Hotel: Chicago Marriott Downton Magnificent Mile

2006 & prior, only listing places I stayed overnight in:

Japan(Tokyo, Kyoto, Hakone, Osaka, Kobe), Shanghai(5 or 6 trips?), Bangkok, Pattaya, Hong Kong (2X), San Francisco, Miami, Vancouver, Cruise to Grand Turks and ???, Disney World, Lexington Kentucky, Little Rock, Virginia Beach, Toronto, Buffalo, Albany, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia(3X), Colonial Williamsburg, Boston, Providence(Rhode Island), Washington DC, Las Vegas (2X)