13 Fun Things to Do in Newport Beach, CA

Pink flower framing the edge of the photo, which shows a lot of boats docked in the marina at Newport Beach on a sunny day

Any destination with the word “beach” in it has me at “hello”, and Newport Beach is no exception!  Newport Beach is one of the quintessential California beach towns set on one of the prettiest beaches in Southern California, and it has its own unique personality, style, and natural beauty. Here are the best things to … Read more 13 Fun Things to Do in Newport Beach, CA

An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local

When you hear about Los Angeles, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Disney, Hollywood, and the beach? You’ve hit the nail on the head, to an extent. The thing about LA is that it is a sprawling metropolis home to over 10 million inhabitants, and this densely populated hub comes with a lot. … Read more An Epic 2 Days in Los Angeles Itinerary By a Local

How to Get Around Los Angeles Without a Car: LA Public Transportion Guide

The first time I took public transportation in Los Angeles, I was a little nervous. Okay, I lied. I was really nervous. For the first several months that I lived in L.A., I had no idea where I was most of the time. I always felt lost. It wasn’t like I had never ridden a … Read more How to Get Around Los Angeles Without a Car: LA Public Transportion Guide

19 Best Places to See the Sunset in Los Angeles

As the sun begins its descent to the horizon, the light of the day begins to mellow into radiant hues of dreamy reds and purples. This wondrous phenomenon occurs every single day. You guessed it—the sunset! Los Angeles sunsets are exceptional. It’s not just the vivid sky that is breathtaking, but it’s the surrounding environment … Read more 19 Best Places to See the Sunset in Los Angeles

10 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

Los Angeles is known for its glitz and glamour, but an often overlooked feature of this sprawling city is all the incredible LA hiking trails the cities offer! A hike in the westside of L.A. will bring you near the city’s beautiful beaches that stretch for miles alongside the vast Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile, a hike … Read more 10 Best Hikes in Los Angeles (For All Levels!)

Your Guide to the Santa Barbara Funk Zone: Where to Eat, Drink & Shop

The phrase “Funk Zone” refers to a certain neighborhood of downtown Santa Barbara that’s right next to the beach and filled with modern art, unique restaurants, boutique shops, and wonderful tasting rooms. The name of this area is very fitting! This is one of Santa Barbara’s funkiest, coolest neighborhoods. If you’re just cruising around the … Read more Your Guide to the Santa Barbara Funk Zone: Where to Eat, Drink & Shop

19 Places to Find the Best Los Angeles Christmas Lights

Even with all of the 2020 social distancing, the LA area has plenty of places with the holiday spirit to explore. Cruise through festively light neighborhoods like Candy Cane Lane and Christmas Tree Lane, window shop along Rodeo Drive, or participate at a safe distance in one of the many Christmas tree lighting ceremonies around … Read more 19 Places to Find the Best Los Angeles Christmas Lights

7 Awesome Santa Barbara Breweries: Your Craft Beer in Santa Barbara Guide

When home brewing became legal in California in the 1970’s, the microbrewery boom began. The amount of breweries in the state began to multiply exponentially each decade and inspired the brewery trend to spread across the country. This is why you will find phenomenal breweries in almost every city in California, and Santa Barbara breweries … Read more 7 Awesome Santa Barbara Breweries: Your Craft Beer in Santa Barbara Guide

The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

Sacramento is the state capital of California and known as “the city of trees”. For being the capital of the most populous state in the US and one of the largest economies in the world, Sacramento is a fairly small city. However, it has some great restaurants, family-friendly activities, and some interesting nightlife, with a … Read more The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

75 Fantastic San Francisco Quotes & Instagram Captions

San Francisco is my hometown — well, I was technically born just across the Bay, in Oakland. But San Francisco is synonymous with so many of my most treasured childhood memories. While I now live on the other side of the globe from San Francisco, quotes about San Francisco are a wonderful way of bringing … Read more 75 Fantastic San Francisco Quotes & Instagram Captions