The Travel Process (in GIFS)

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The process of traveling, as told by some of my favorite characters. That itch sets in. And you decide on a destination. Pulling the trigger on that expensive plane ticket. Planning. And more planning. Last minute panic. Excitement. Starting your adventure! Finally getting through security. The reality of a long flight setting in. Landing. […]

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Squaw Creek Ski Resort | Olympic Valley, California

I was in Lake Tahoe last month for a conference and I stayed at the breathtaking Squaw Creek Resort. It was so magical, complete with waking up my final morning to fresh snowfall (quite a bit of it, actually). Squaw Valley gets some great snow due to prime location, and […]

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Hop on/Hop Off Bus | Barcelona, Spain

Warning: PHOTO OVERLOAD! While in Barcelona we did the hop on/hop off bus to get to know the city. (I am a big fan of these buses, as they are usually a relatively cheap way to take in the city and stop anywhere you like. Plus you get to hear some historical […]

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Purple Sunset | Tahoe City, California

I think I’ve made my love affair with Lake Tahoe pretty clear. (If you missed my guide to driving around the lake, check it out!) It is such a gorgeous, serene destination. I went back this month for a brief trip and fell in love all over again. While out […]

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Layover City Scenes | Reno, Nevada

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Earlier this month I was in Tahoe for a conference and we flew in and out of Reno International Airport. Since I had a little time to kill before our return flight (and smokey gambling did not sound appealing), I decided to explore the city and visit the river walk at […]

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Ballast Point Brewery | Temecula, California

I love Ballast Point, a San Diego based craft beer brewery, so I had to try their new restaurant and bar in Temecula. (If you don’t know, Temecula is about an hour North of San Diego and has a beautiful and thriving wine country. It also happens to be the city I grew […]

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Pack It Up! | What to Bring On Your Chinese Adventure

Image by Christian Junker | Photography via Flickr Hi guys! It is that time of year again when I am itching to plan a few trips. I would love to make it to Asia, specifically China, but I know the trip requires a great deal of planning and foresight. I partnered […]

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Casa Batlló and La Rambla | Barcelona, Spain

La Rambla is arguably the most famous street in Barcelona. It is wide, tree-lined, and somewhat tourist-y in nature, but it is also a lovely place to sightsee and enjoy at least once while in the city. We walked to La Rambla from where we were staying near Sagrada Familia […]

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Pizza Port | Carlsbad, California

IN SEARCH OF A CASUAL, FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACE TO EAT BY THE BEACH IN SAN DIEGO? (P.S. THIS ONE IS DOG FRIENDLY TOO!) I get asked a lot for my San Diego County recommendations on things to eat/see/do. There really is SO much in a small area, that it can be […]

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Plaza de Cibeles | Madrid, Spain

There were many areas of Madrid that reminded me a lot of Paris. Particularly toward the city center where Charles and I took a long walk one morning, although many areas also echoed this sentiment with the sidewalk cafes, wide and clean streets, and quintessential charm. Madrid has that classic […]

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