Top 5 things to do off the strip in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada is definitely a different experience these days. With COVID restrictions in place, nightclubs, shows, and festivals still remain off limits. But there is still plenty to do in Las Vegas, especially if you venture off the strip. Here are my recommendations for the top 5 things to do off the strip in […]

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Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt: Best place to stay in Austin

Best place to stay in Austin

We just got back from an amazing time in Austin. It was our first time flying since the pandemic began and it felt so good to finally be traveling again. Andrew used to live in Houston and always talks about his love of Texas. It was my first time in the state and now I […]

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Helping Our Planet With flexible packaging recycling

As travel junkies and nature lovers, we’re fortunate to have experienced so much beauty on this planet. Unfortunately, we’ve also seen many streets, beaches & parks littered with trash. While the US is far more advanced in terms of solid waste and recovery systems than many other countries, we still have a lot of room […]

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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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