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Sacramento Zoo at William Land Park

Sacramento Zoo at William Land Park

Spent the day at the Sacramento Zoo in William Land Park — exotic animals, garlic fries, and laughs with nephews. Since I was a child, I have been visiting this zoo. I've visited many times, so the place is filled with many memories. When you first enter the zoo,...

California Automobile Museum in Sacramento

California Automobile Museum in Sacramento

With over 100+ cars on display, the California Automobile Museum is quite the sight to behold. Tucked in a corner between the river and freeway off Front Street, you'll find the museum collection held in a giant warehouse. Tens of thousands of square feet of cars....

When We Listen, We Win

When We Listen, We Win

After reflecting on the latest material studied in a business communications class, one question continues to plague my mind. Do I listen enough? In my opinion, the answer is no and is a skill and habit I'd like to improve and increase. Below are three excerpts from...

Business Communication in UK Organizations

Business Communication in UK Organizations

Business communication in UK organizations is different from customs familiar to the average American. After reading the online article Understanding business etiquette in the U.K. I was surprised at the cultural norms and differences between the people of the United...

Amazon Orville Biometric Technology at Whole Foods

Amazon Orville Biometric Technology at Whole Foods

It's here, the Amazon Orville biometric technology. Amazon, a significant competitor to Walmart, is a company based in Seattle, Washington that is involved in many sectors — including eCommerce, grocery, cloud computing, and more. Founded in 1994, Amazon continues to...

IT Chapter Two at Esquire IMAX Theatre in Sacramento

IT Chapter Two at Esquire IMAX Theatre in Sacramento

IT Chapter Two has captured my imagination — and even though it's a book I didn't read as a child or an adult. Now, it's a book that's on my list. *** WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD *** The evil clown Pennywise has returned after 27 years to the town of Derry to torment the...

Broadway At Music Circus: The Wiz at Wells Fargo Pavilion

Broadway At Music Circus: The Wiz at Wells Fargo Pavilion

Broadway At Music Circus is a Sacramento tradition, and The Wiz is the last show I watched in the series at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. It's a bittersweet moment. I've heard about this show since I was a child, and remember small moments from the TV adaption. There's...

Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park

Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park

I dream of the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in Balboa Park. It started with the movie Little Nemo and the parade. The flying bed scenes through trees and buildings, and those buildings, in my imagination as a child, were the Botanical Building and Lily Pond in...

The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

It wasn't our intention to visit the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, but it happened. The gorgeous building's exterior beckoned us to enter, so we did. It was $15 a person, we were handed a map, and on our way. I love art museums. I've been to many. From The...

Sushi Lounge on Market in the Gaslamp Quarter

Sushi Lounge on Market in the Gaslamp Quarter

While visiting San Diego and touring the Gaslamp Quarter we happened upon Sushi Lounge on Market. The swords that greet you on the ceiling are beautiful. The paintings and artwork displayed across all the walls inside are also quite stunning. Cherry blossoms,...

Carnitas’ Snack Shack at the Embarcadero in San Diego

Carnitas’ Snack Shack at the Embarcadero in San Diego

We didn't have food at Carnitas' Snack Shack at the Embarcadero in San Diego, but we did have a drink. There were a few minutes to kill before we needed to visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego, so we decided to stop at this joint. We didn't eat a famed pulled pork...

Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park

Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park

The Japanese Friendship Garden is tucked away just south of the San Diego Zoo, and Balboa Park museums. Built along a hillside and cascading down into a beautiful valley gorge, it's a spectacular place cared for with great pride. The plants are pristine, well-watered,...

Pizza Supreme Being in Downtown Sacramento

Pizza Supreme Being in Downtown Sacramento

Pizza Supreme Being currently has five stars on Yelp and is literally one block from my apartment — so I had to try it. Priding itself as craft sourdough pizza by the slice and whole pie, it's great to see the dough is natural, cheese is house-shredded, and tomato...

Inside Look Guided Tour at the San Diego Zoo

Inside Look Guided Tour at the San Diego Zoo

We had a wonderful time visiting Southern California and the San Diego Zoo for an Inside Look Guided Tour. We chose the “surprise” edition, where you don’t know what animals you’ll be visiting until the morning of the tour. With the tour being two hours and with a...

Civico 1845 Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

Civico 1845 Italian Restaurant in Little Italy

Off India St. in Little Italy, Civico 1845 Italian Restaurant is a place you don't want to miss when you're visiting San Diego. From the quaint, village-like outdoor seating that greats you, to the friendly wait staff — it's an experience for the senses and...