A Weekend in Oceanside: Where to Stay, Eat & Play!

Andrew and I spent 3 days in the So Cal beach town of Oceanside. Only an hour south of our home in Huntington Beach, I can’t believe this was our first time staying in this amazing town. Oceanside offers a laid-back vibe with beautiful beaches, a charming harbor, and a great food and craft beer […]

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Our Magical Stay at Trinity Gardens Ubud

This was our second time visiting Ubud and it was even more beautiful than we remembered. Surrounded by rainforest and rice paddies, Ubud is a town that embodies traditional Balinese culture. When looking for a place to stay, we knew we wanted to stay outside of the busy Ubud center, but still close enough to […]

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Kimpton Goodland: The coolest hotel in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is one of my favorite beach-side towns. Only a 2 hour drive from Orange County, it’s the perfect weekend getaway. And let’s be honest…when I’m looking for a place to stay, I tend to ask myself, is it Instagram-worthy? Well, let me tell you, The Goodland hits the mark. Located 10 minutes north […]

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Caravan Outpost: a Glamping Paradise in Ojai

Andrew and I visited Ojai for the first time last week. We had both heard of Ojai but didn’t really know much about it before our visit. We were pleasantly surprised by the charming town located in the beautiful Topatopa Mountains, about 90 minutes northwest of Los Angeles. The small city has a downtown area […]

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Top 8 things to do in San Francisco

We just got back from an amazing 3 day adventure in San Francisco. Whether you like the beach or the hills, shopping or hiking, museums or nightclubs, this vibrant city has it all.  With so much to see and do, I’ve rounded up my recommendations for what are a must! Ride a cable car For […]

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Pre-travel Meal Prep with Samsung

Andrew and I travel so often and the last thing I want to do when we get home from a long trip is to cook. Sure we could order take-out, but after eating out for so long, it’s nice to have a home cooked meal. That’s why I’ve started planning ahead and preparing freezer meals […]

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Packing Tips & Tricks

Ever since our trip to Bali a few years ago, where my luggage was lost and never found, I always try to pack everything in a carry-on. And as someone who has a tendency to over pack, this can be a bit challenging. There are a few tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the […]

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Catalina Island: The Perfect Day Trip

Have you heard of the wicked bug that’s going around? The symptoms are severe and it’s highly contagious. Yep, I’m talking about the travel bug ☺. Andrew and I were hit bad last week. Since we didn’t have any big trips planned, we figured the next best thing would be a fun day trip. Located […]

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The SummerWood Inn – Wine & Romance in Paso Robles

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, then you know that Andrew and I are huge wine lovers. So when it came to deciding where we should go for a romantic weekend getaway, Paso Robles was a no-brainer. Nestled halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the Salinas River Valley, Paso […]

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Our Beachside Staycation at Paséa Hotel & Spa

Andrew and I are fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, but with busy schedules, we often don’t take the time to really enjoy it. We decided to leave our daily routines and stress behind and visit Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach for a mini staycation. Although we were only 5 minutes from […]

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Peltzer Winery – The Gem of Temecula Valley

When you think of wine country, Southern California probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However over the last decade, Temecula Valley has blossomed into a thriving wine scene, complete with resorts, trendy restaurants, and over 35 wineries. Only an hour drive from San Diego and Orange County, Temecula Valley has become a […]

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3 Islands You Must Visit in the Philipppines

When it comes to traveling internationally, Andrew and I are huge fans of Southeast Asia. There is so much beauty to be found and the US Dollar goes a long way!! We recently spent 12 days in the Philippines. There are over 7100 islands in the Philippines, although only about 2000 are inhabited. With so […]

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Austin Cocktails: My favorite craft cocktail in a bottle

Andrew and I are huge fans of craft cocktails, so when I discovered Austin Cocktails I was ecstatic. Their pre-bottled craft cocktails make it so easy to entertain or take on the go. You simply shake and pour over ice. And the best part is that they are made from all natural ingredients. They start […]

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Los Angeles City Guide

Being a California native, I admit that sometimes I take it for granted. I’m always searching for exotic places to explore, and often forget that some of the best spots are right in my backyard. Los Angeles, also known as “The City of Angels”, is comprised of many different vibrant neighborhoods, each with a unique […]

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Malibu Wine Safari

Wine tasting with a giraffe? YES PLEASE! I’ve known about Malibu Wine Safari for a little while now and have been dying to go. Andrew and I finally decided to take a little road trip up to Malibu to check it out. Malibu Wine Safari is located off Mulholland Hwy in the Malibu hills. There […]

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Tanaka Farms Pumpkin Patch

Although the weather here in So Cal is still warm, it is technically Fall, which means it time for pumpkin everything! 🎃 It had been years since I visited Tanaka Farms in Irvine. When Kelsey was little, we went every year. However, as a teenager, she has little desire to take a tractor ride or pet a […]

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Top 10 things to do in Belize

We took a family trip to Belize in August. Although it is hurricane season, we lucked out with beautiful sunny days and only mild rain. In an attempt to experience all that this diverse country has to offer, we decided to spend 4 nights in Hopkins on the mainland and 3 nights in San Pedro […]

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The Time of My Life with JORD Watches

I love a good statement piece so I was thrilled when JORD Watches approached me to partner with them. Their luxury line of wood watches are unique, beautiful and definitely stand out from the crowd. I am obsessed with my new Frankie Watch in Zebrawood & Champagne. It’s well crafted and lightweight, which made it […]

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Exploring Thailand

Thailand has become a very popular tourist destination, and it’s not hard to see why. From it’s abundance of white sand beaches to it’s bustling nightlife, Thailand appeals to both the hedonist and the hermit. And if your travelling from the US, your dollar goes a long way. With only 12 days to do it all, we […]

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Seeing Seoul in a Day

Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a beautiful metropolis with a unique mixture of modern skyscrapers and Buddhist temples. With only 8 hours to explore the city, we took the subway from Incheon International Airport to Gyeongbokgung station and toured the northern districts. These are photos from our day in Seoul. Let me know if […]

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