Oktoberfest at Snowbird, Utah ist Wunderbar

Oktoberfest Snowbird Utah travel guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @snowbird via Instagram

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 […]

Little Italy is For San Diego Lovers

Little Italy San Diego travel and restaurant guide | Girlfriend is Better
Photo courtesy: @littleitalysd via Instagram

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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Photo courtesy: Mingo and Grace

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
Photo courtesy: Etsy

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 […]

Salt Lake City for Foodies + Friends

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Earlier this year, I went to Salt Lake City for a dear friend’s wedding over a quick weekend.  Just like my Portland trip, I made a pre-travel list of restaurants that had good reviews and looked amazing.  I have lived and traveled in various parts of Utah, so I kind of know the lay of the land. However, I haven’t […]