Category Archives: california

HIGHWAY 1 ROAD TRIP | Bixby Creek Bridge | Big Sur, California

Our little California road trip was so much fun. I knew I definitely wanted to stop at Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur. The views were phenomenal and did not disappoint. In case you are planning a trip, there is a little parking lot (limited spots) where we stopped to […]

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Highway 1 Road Trip | Pfeiffer Beach | Big Sur, California

*** WARNING: DOG OVERLOAD! *** A few months ago we hit the road for my 30th birthday trip up the California coast. Zora came along for the adventure and we met my best friend near the Redwoods. I’ve always wanted to drive up Highway One and see more of the […]

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco, California

Happy first day of December! I am still playing catch up, so I thought I would share a wonderful little San Francisco gem with you, the Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace of Fine Arts was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and was so popular it has remained at the same […]

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San Francisco City Views from Twin Peaks | San Francisco, California

I have been to San Francisco many times, but Twin Peaks has always eluded me. On our first visit this year, I made sure we would have a chance to take in the iconic view! It is a steep climb to the top by car, but the views are well […]

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Squaw Creek Ski Resort | Olympic Valley, California

I was in Lake Tahoe last month 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 as a bonus it […]

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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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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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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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Guide to Driving Around Lake Tahoe in a Day

  Lake Tahoe is absolutely gorgeous, and I highly recommend driving a complete circle around the lake if time allows you during your visit. If you drive straight through around the lake (with no stops), it takes approximately 2.5 hours, but I recommend taking photo breaks and enjoying breakfast or lunch […]

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Marriott’s Timber Lodge Lake Tahoe | Hotel Review

I am finally getting around to sharing the photos of where we stayed in Lake Tahoe in the summer.  My in-laws are vacation owners with Marriott and they love coming to this particular location.  It definitely caters to families, so it was the perfect place for a family reunion.  We […]

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