The Weekend Guide to St. Helena, Napa Valley

As a huge wine lover, Napa Valley is heaven on earth! The valley is huge, however, and it’s nearly impossible to explore it all in a weekend, or even a week. If you only have a few days, I highly recommend you focus on one area, like St. Helena which is located in Upper Napa […]

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Calistoga: Wine, Food & Hot Springs in Napa Valley

Calistoga is a small town located in Napa Valley that is best known for it’s natural hot springs, mud baths and quality wineries, making it the perfect spot to detox and then retox ๐Ÿ˜‚. Located in the northernmost part of Napa Valley (or “Up Valley” as the locals call it), Calistoga offers an easygoing, relaxed […]

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The Best Place to Stay in Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach (or PB as the locals call it) is a town in San Diego that is known for its beautiful beach, stunning Crystal Pier, and fun party atmosphere. There are plenty of hotels in the area, but there is only one luxury option, Tower23 Hotel, which is hands down the best place to stay […]

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6 Bars & Restaurants you need to visit in Pacific Beach

Pacific Beach (or as the locals call it, PB) is a neighborhood in San Diego, California, that is known for its idyllic beaches and easy-going party atmosphere. With an abundance of bars & restaurants (the most per square mile in the county), there is no shortage of places to grab a cocktail or yummy meal. […]

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Catalina Island Travel Guide

Located 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles is Santa Catalina Island (aka Catalina), a beautiful island paradise with a Mediterranean feel. Avalon, the only incorporated city on Catalina offers a laid-back resort vibe with an abundance of outdoor activities and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. I’ve put together this Catalina Island Travel Guide […]

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The Best Place to Stay in Palm Springs

Looking for the best place to stay in Palm Springs? After a complete renovation in 2019 and then a shut down due to COVID in 2020, the Renaissance Esmeralda is finally back…and better than ever! The Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa is centrally located in the heart of the Coachella Valley, between Palm Desert and […]

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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 โ€™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 โ€œSalton Rivieraโ€ 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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