South Coast Winery Resort & Spa: Paradise in Temecula Valley

Located in Southern California within a 2 hour drive of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs, is Temecula Valley, Southern California’s wine country and one of our favorite spots for a weekend getaway. Temecula Valley is made up of a historic town square surrounded by rolling hills and sprawling vineyards. Over the […]

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Bombay Beach: A bizarre art destination on the Salton Sea

During the 1950s and ’60s, Bombay Beach on the east coast of the Salton Sea was a booming resort town. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, the Beach Boys, Jerry Lewis, and Desi Arnaz flocked to the lake to swim, water-ski, golf and party. It was nicknamed the “Salton Riviera” and rivaled nearby Palm Springs. […]

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Visiting Salvation Mountain

You may have seen Salvation Mountain before on social media or in movies like “Into the Wild”, but you need to experience it in person to really appreciate it. Salvation Mountain is located in the lower desert of Southern California in Imperial County just east of the Salton Sea and about 90 minutes from Palm […]

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Reducing Waste with Flexible Packaging

I am always looking for ways to reduce my carbon footprint so when I was given the opportunity to partner with Perfect Packaging, I jumped at the chance. Today, shoppers, brands and retailers are all focused on more sustainable packaging solutions. To determine which packaging alternatives are better for the environment, you really need to […]

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Santa Monica – The perfect holiday getaway

Living in So Cal, I’m fortunate enough to get to visit Santa Monica throughout the year, but my absolute favorite time to visit is during the holidays. The city transforms into a winter wonderland complete with shimmering lights, holiday decor, a giant Christmas tree, and an outdoor ice skating rink. It’s the perfect getaway for […]

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A California Coastal Getaway in Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach is a cozy little beach town on the Central California Coast. We had driven through it before on road trips to Northern California, however this was our first time staying in Pismo. We absolutely loved this quaint little town. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the beauty of the California Coast without all […]

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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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