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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]