(Yet More) Things To Do In Palm Springs

This year, we’ve continued our practice of using Palm Springs as a convenient getaway during our standard winter vacation in LA.  Despite Palm Springs being a small town (population 43,000), we’re still finding new places to visit. The highlight of the trip was our visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum.  For an aviation and … Continue reading (Yet More) Things To Do In Palm Springs

The Yeh Family East Coast Vacation

Each year, we take the family on the road to explore America.  Some of our past trips have included driving up the Pacific Coast Highway, and visiting all the museums at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. This year, Alisha had the opportunity to take a two-month sabbatical, which allowed us to take a longer (and … Continue reading The Yeh Family East Coast Vacation

Vacation Highlights, Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1, Alisha and I went for a brief getaway to Santa Barbara.  Here are some of the highlights: Stuff that was great: The view from the Santa Barbara mountains.  We drove up into the hills to visit the Chumash Painted Cave (more on this later), and stopped several times to … Continue reading Vacation Highlights, Part 2

Vacation Highlights, Part 1

This winter break, Alisha and I decided to try something new, and are taking a 48-hour getaway to Santa Barbara.  Rather than writing at length mid-vacation, I’m just going to post some of the highlights; I might write a lengthier post after the vacation wraps up. Stuff that was great: The BBQ tri-tip slider with … Continue reading Vacation Highlights, Part 1

The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 4

For our final day in Washington DC, we took things easy.  Thanks to the good folks at the Holiday Inn Capitol, we had a late checkout time of 2 PM, which let us enjoy the morning before heading off to the airport. After a big travel-day breakfast, we took a leisurely stroll to the United … Continue reading The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 4

The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 3

On Friday, we set aside our last full day in Washington DC for “the big one”: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH).  While I’ve always been a bigger fan of technology than nature, the rest of the family is clearly much more on the nature side of the pendulum.  When we’re at the … Continue reading The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 3

The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 2

We began the day at the Smithsonian’s most popular museum, the National Air and Space Museum.  Airplanes and rockets–what more could someone want?  (Sadly, they still haven’t found a way to justify an exhibit on giant fighting robots) The Air and Space Museum is always inspiring; as you walk through the museum, you go from … Continue reading The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 2

The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 1

Greetings from our nation’s capitol!  This year, the Yeh family is continuing its tradition of exploring the USA by paying a visit to Washington, D.C.  While the food and natural wonders can’t compare to our last summer vacation (Puerto Rico), we’re certainly getting an incredible dose of history. The day began at our hotel, the … Continue reading The Yeh Family in Washington DC, Day 1

The Chris Yeh Travel Channel: The Pepper Tree Inn

Every year, the Yeh family journeys down to southern California for the week of Christmas. I get to visit my ancestral home (Santa Monica, natch), the kids get to see their grandparents (whom they enjoy far more than their parents), and Alisha and I sneak away to Palm Springs for an archetypally American vacation of … Continue reading The Chris Yeh Travel Channel: The Pepper Tree Inn