Cotopaxi Allpa 28L – The Best Personal Item For Traveling!
Cotopaxi Allpa 28L – The Best Personal Item For Traveling!
How I Packed For a 6 Day Hawaiian Trip With Just a Personal Item
How I Packed For a 6 Day Hawaiian Trip With Just a Personal Item
9 Hawaiian Highlights in Oahu
9 Hawaiian Highlights in Oahu
Dog-Friendly Arizona Road Trip!
Dog-Friendly Arizona Road Trip!
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Welcome to SimplySam.co!

Welcome to SimplySam.co!

Hey, I’m Sam! I’m a Taiwanese American living in Long Beach with my dog Maddie.

Cotopaxi Allpa 28L – The Best Personal Item For Traveling!

Cotopaxi Allpa 28L – The Best Personal Item For Traveling!

If you’re struggling to find the personal item that works for you and your travels, look no further – I’m here to advocate for Cotopaxi’s Allpa 28L…

How I Packed For a 6 Day Hawaiian Trip With Just a Personal Item

How I Packed For a 6 Day Hawaiian Trip With Just a Personal Item

Cheap flights to Hawaii mean spontaneous bookings and no carry-ons via United Airline’s Basic Economy ticket restrictions. My parents and I each took a personal item to…

9 Hawaiian Highlights in Oahu

9 Hawaiian Highlights in Oahu

Oahu is the 3rd and most recent Hawaiian island I’ve visited. I did a bunch of research before my trip, and came up with these 9 highlights…

Dog-Friendly Arizona Road Trip!

Dog-Friendly Arizona Road Trip!

I love road trips with my parents because it means my dog Maddie gets to tag along and I don’t need to drive! Our itinerary is pretty…

How I Retrained My Housetrained Dog to Pee on Fake Grass

How I Retrained My Housetrained Dog to Pee on Fake Grass

Housetraining a puppy is hard work. But what about retraining an older dog (mine is ~8 y.o.) to go on fake grass you’ve set up indoors or…

1 Dog-Friendly Day in Yosemite National Park!

1 Dog-Friendly Day in Yosemite National Park!

Most national parks aren’t dog friendly, and for good reason. These parks are there to protect wildlife, and dogs’ barking and marking can disrupt the ecosystem built…

My Top Travel To-Do’s in Any City

My Top Travel To-Do’s in Any City

Time and time again, I find myself repeating the same types of activities whenever I travel to a different city. Whether it’s tasting the local food at…

One-Day Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

One-Day Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

I can hardly believe it took me nearly my whole life of living in SoCal to make it out to Joshua Tree. Only last year I got…

Valley of Fire State Park Day Trip

Valley of Fire State Park Day Trip

This state park is as cool (or flaming) as its name. Just a little over an hour away from the Strip, the Valley of Fire State Park…

Top Dog-Friendly Hikes in SoCal

Top Dog-Friendly Hikes in SoCal

Even before the pandemic, hiking was a hobby. Maddie, though stubby-legged, has really built up her endurance to go from 2-3 mile hikes to 5+ miles! I’m…

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LA → Long Beach. Taiwanese American with a dog. Focusing on health, food, travel, and simple living

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