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Salt Lake City: Foodie-Approved Bars + Restaurants

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If you’re hitting the slopes in Utah this Spring, we won’t let you go hungry!  We compiled a list of our favorite bars and restaurants in Salt Lake City that will add dimension to your trip.  Foodie-approved!  The city is slowly gaining a reputation for top local eats and tasty craft cocktails.  Rather than trying the old hit-and-miss approach, give […]

Caribbean Cruise Beats the Winter Blues

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Winter weather getting you down? Use our last Caribbean cruise vacation as a guide for planning your next family vacation! We will give you the highs and lows of the journey. Certain hotels were a hit, where others weren’t so kid-friendly. Find out how we like the Princess Cruise ship Regal Princess (or not). Make your vacation a total success […]

The Original Farmer’s Market For Savvy LA Folks

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Where in Los Angeles can you spontaneously find a table for 12 and satisfy everyone’s taste buds? Head to The Grove and take in the fresh air of The Original Farmer’s Market. There are plenty of food places to choose from, that will delight even the most discerning of palates. Meander through grocery and artisan stalls for one of LA’s […]

Oktoberfest at Snowbird, Utah ist Wunderbar

Oktoberfest Snowbird Utah travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
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Last month, I decided to take my family to Snowbird for a fun weekend trip that adults and kids could both enjoy.  I was in luck! Oktoberfest at Snowbird runs from Aug. 12 – Oct. 15, Noon – 6:30 pm, every Sat & Sun. Vendors of micro brews throughout the region come to show off there creations and wares.  The event […]

Alaska is a Journey Beyond the Horizon

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Time to get out into the wild and visit our 49th state!  Our family had an amazing journey to Anchorage, Alaska and it’s outlying cities.  We took advantage of America’s last frontier to explore the countryside and do our share of fishing for salmon.  Every day was full of rich natural scenery and unforgettable memories.  Follow along with us as […]

Little Italy is For San Diego Lovers

Little Italy San Diego travel and restaurant guide | Girlfriend is Better
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It was only a matter of time before this one happened. Little Italy is pretty much my #1 go to spot in San Diego. There are a million amazing shops and restaurants packed in a few city blocks. I’ll highlight my favorites here with the assumption there will most likely be a part 2 later on. In fact, I had […]

Travel Tips for Kids: Keep the Focus on the Fun!

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My family traveled to Florida this summer and I was nervous about taking 3 little kids on the plane. We planned to do a lot of sightseeing (including Sea World!) so I started researching ways to make the vacation as smooth as possible. Here are my favorite travel tips for airplane, car, and more! Some simple suggestions combined with a […]

Top 2 Dallas, Texas Neighborhoods to Visit if You’re Cool

Dallas, TX travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
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As the saying goes, there are two types of Texans: those who were born there and those who couldn’t get there fast enough! Local pride is nothing new to a Southern California girl and I love seeing those state flags flying high. My last trip out to Dallas was a delightful journey through art districts and “happening” neighborhoods. Gone are […]

Scottsdale, Arizona Should Be on Your Desert Hit List

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Guess where I went last week? Arizona! Something about a balmy 80 degrees in desert sunshine is all the therapy a human being needs. Since I live in San Diego, I’m lucky that Scottsdale is a 6-hour drive away. I can pack a weekend bag and jump in the car for instant soul rejuvenation. I have lived in the Scottsdale […]

La Jolla in the Springtime

Black's Beach La Jolla travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
Cliff view above Black's Beach

I’ve lived in some dreamy cities of Southern California, but La Jolla has by far been the dreamiest. Here is a quick travel guide to all of my current favorite spots. Perfect for a stay-cation or weekend getaway! This will in no way constitute a comprehensive list but is a great place to start. There is so much to experience […]

Keep Portland Weird/ A Touristy Guide

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Let’s just say I was super impressed with Portland this last trip out. I’ve never really gotten in to the city and checked it out, which is unfortunate. I’ve been missing out! My brother invited me up for the weekend, so I started doing some research online. I read up on Portland’s hot spots and tourist traps (I like them […]