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The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

July 27, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Venice Beach Canals

What? There are canals in Venice Beach? That was my reaction when I heard about them. And it’s not just hearsay, there really are canals in Venice Beach! I urge you to leave the boardwalk behind and discover this spot where the dream of romantic walkways, gorgeous mansions, and charming canals still live on. Come on, let’s explore!   Exploring the Venice Beach Canals       What…


How to Spend a Weekend in Banff National Park

July 22, 2017
How to Spend a Weekend in Banff National Park

Banff National Park is one of the most gorgeous national parks within the Canadian Rockies. Visiting Banff National Park has been high on my “to see” list for years. I finally got an opportunity to spend a weekend in the mountains, and I am forever a changed woman. Between the crisp mountain air, snow-capped mountains, and turquoise-clear lakes, Banff National Park absolutely stole my heart. 💜   I’ve put…

Drink USA Wine

The Ultimate Guide to the Temecula Valley Wineries

July 17, 2017

Welcome to Southern California’s wine country, the Temecula Valley wineries. If you thought Sonoma and Napa Valley was all California had to offer in terms of wineries and vineyards, I’m pleased to inform you, they’re not. At the Temecula Valley wineries you can expect award-winning wines, tasty restaurants, and cozy bed and breakfast inns. I’ve put together everything you need to know for an enjoyable visit. 🙂  …

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A Guide to Hiking Grimes Canyon

July 14, 2017
Guide to Hiking and Photographing Grimes Canyon - Los Angeles

Have you been wondering how to hike to Grimes Canyon? I first spotted it when browsing around on Instagram. It is such a unique spot and makes such a great photo, I knew I wanted to hunt it down. When I realized it was just outside of Los Angeles and only a 10-minute hike, I was sold! So now I’ve put together this post so you can hike…

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Wine Tasting at Vindemia Vineyard & Winery

July 12, 2017
Wine Tasting Vindemia Vineyard and Winery

Wine tasting at Vindemia Winery is a must! Vindemia Winery is a fantastic gem in Southern California’s Temecula Valley. Their tagline reads, “venture down a road less taken…”, and after enjoying an afternoon at the vineyard, I would say yes! Definitely venture down that road. 🙂 So, let’s dive on in, shall we?      Wine Tasting at Vindemia Vineyard and Winery   About Vindemia Winery Google Maps…

Canada Travel Tips

8 Tips for Visiting Lake Louise, Canada

July 8, 2017
Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Banff

Canada’s Lake Louise is the show-stealer of Banff National Park, and a definite “must see” during your visit. It’s the most photographed lake in the world, and it’s no secret as to why. This place is stunning. Often times, famous locations don’t match the hype, but Lake Louise surely does. The only complaint you might have is that it tends to be overrun with tourists because it’s so darn…

Canada Hiking

A Guide to Hiking Castle Mountain Lookout

June 29, 2017
Castle Mountain Lookout, Banff National Park, hike

Castle Mountain Lookout is a hike I was excited to do during my stay in Banff National Park. I heard it was supposed to have amazing views over the Canadian Rockies, and “they” were right! It is beautiful. Castle Mountain used to be (one of many locations) where a fire tower was placed to detect flames throughout Banff. Although the tower has been removed, it’s now a popular…

Canada Hiking

A Guide to Hiking Johnston Canyon & the Ink Pots

June 27, 2017

Hiking Johnston Canyon is an extremely popular day hike in Banff National Park. Actually, it’s quite possibly the busiest and most crowded hike in Banff. Hiking Johnston Canyon takes about half a day (depending on how fast you go), and is perfect for families of all fitness levels.   Johnston Canyon was the first hike I did in Banff, and it was the perfect way to start my trip.…

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A Guide to Visiting Salvation Mountain

June 26, 2017
Visiting Salvation Mountain, California

Visiting Salvation Mountain has been high on my “to see” list since living in San Diego. While casually browsing through Instagram, I saw a photo of Salvation Mountain and thought it looked super unique and intriguing! Having never heard of it before, I immediately started googling and got excited when I found out it was only a few hour’s drive from San Diego, California. I quickly checked my calendar for…


20 Things to Tick Off Your San Diego Bucket List

June 24, 2017
San Diego Bucket List

After living in San Diego for 2.5 years, I made is my mission to get through all of my bucket list items. Here you’ll never be bored! San Diego has so much to do and offer. The only question is: can you fit everything into your itinerary? 🙂 Let’s go!   20 Things to Tick Off Your San Diego Bucket List   Do you need a hotel for your…