Watercoloring For Beginners: Tricks of the Trade

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Are you yearning for the simpler things in life? Introduce watercoloring into your week as an easy way to decompress and feed your soul. It’s an inexpensive hobby to start and with a few tips you’ll be satisfied with the results. Everyone has an inner artist that is bursting to be free. Watercoloring Brushes The first thing you need to […]

San Clemente: A Summer Getaway

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Summer isn’t all that far away, and it’s always better to plan vacations sooner rather than later! San Clemente is an amazing place to vist for all types. From sunny beaches to delicious eateries, it really has everything covered. A town with beautiful sunsets and grand Spanish architecture, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to snap a photo or two. Family […]

Foreign Language: Applicable to Many Aspects of Life

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Traveling the world is a common dream for people, but it takes a bit of preparation beforehand. The first step before traveling to a foreign country is to learn a foreign language. It’s imperative that you know how to communicate with those around you. Not to mention, learning a new language also invites a host of other benefits, such as […]

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 […]

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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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 […]