After living in the Bay Area for most of my life I realize that there is still so much of it that I have not seen. I decided to start a Bay Area bucket list that also includes some general California bucket list items :P. I’m hoping to complete this list by the end of this summer! I’ll probably be adding to this list as I think of more I want to do and eat.
Last month I went on a trip to the desert and it was magical! I’ve been wanting to go to Zion for ages and finally got the opportunity to go this year. Oh, boy did it not disappoint. Driving through Nevada, Utah, and parts of Arizona made me realize how little of the country I have seen and how beautiful and truly different each state is. I’ve stuck to the west and east coasts for most of my domestic travels and focused more on international travel the last few years. This trip has me changing my tune and wanting to prioritize more domestic traveling!
Now that I have had a chance to go to Coachella during Weekend 1 and Weekend 2, I can see why Weekend 1 always sells out so much faster than Weekend 2.
I’m not sure if you’d heard, but California was pummeled with rain the past few months. As a native, I was a combination of miserable and happy. All the rain also gave me a better understanding of what it would be like to live somewhere like Seattle. I realize now that I would not be able to cut it there. I need the sun and temperate California weather too much. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive living anywhere else, to be honest.
But all the rain paid off because wildflowers are blooming in the desert and they are spectacular! Last weekend, I went to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and was blown away by the large swathes of orange, falling more in love with my state and the state flower.
Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Keep You Sane
Turkey Day is coming and so is the nightmare of traveling during and around this time. But don’t worry, here are some travel tips to help get you through the holiday!
Weddings are always exciting. Most of the time they’re not in the city you’re living in so packing for a wedding usually means packing for a destination wedding. Often I extend the trip into a vacation. When my sister and soon to be brother-in-law chose Maui as the location of their wedding I knew I’d be taking a few extra days to myself to explore the island and possibly another island before heading back home. Check out my tips on what I’m putting in my bag: packing for a destination wedding!
Sometimes all you want to do is get away for the weekend, but might not have the spare cash. If you own or have access to a tent and a sleeping bag, I find that the best thing to do is go camping! The cost of a campsite per night is a fraction of the price of a hotel or hostel and there are usually tons of free activities to do around campgrounds or in the city or place you choose to camp at. So load up your car and try camping at Pismo Beach next time you’re in the mood for an escape!
I’m heading to Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo for the long weekend to go camping with some friends! Packing is a pain. Sometimes I love doing it because I know I’m about to go somewhere amazing and taking the time to smartly pack will make the trip that much more awesome. Other times I’m so over it, I don’t want to think about all the little things I have to pack but inevitably forget to. Packing for camping is one of those times where I think it’s a big pain. Especially because I’m the one with most of the camping gear down to the tent and have to remember to pack it while the rest of my friends simply pack their clothes and maybe some hiking gear for the trip.
I’ve recently returned from a fun-filled bachelorette weekend that I organized for my sister in New Orleans. I spent months planning it and thought I’d share some helpful bachelorette weekend planning tips for anyone trying to plan a successful trip for a group of people they may not know very well or at all.
If you’ve ever planning a trip for yourself before, you know how stressful it can be. From the travel arrangements and finding a centrally located accommodations to planning a rough itinerary for when you arrive; it takes time and energy to put together a trip you’ll enjoy. Now take that and times it by ten when you plan a bachelorette weekend because you’re trying to plan a trip that ten other strangers will enjoy as well.