Celebrating Valentine’s Day the Julian Way.

Surprisingly, I’m not a fan of celebrating Valentine’s Day but, my bf likes it and had made plans for us to go to Julian for the day. He thought I would actually like the town and since I’ve never been before it was a perfect getaway for both of us. Julian is about a 2 […]

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San Antonio Texas Trip Itinerary

As the 2nd largest city in Texas, San Antonio had plenty of things to see or do. I admit I was well prepared for this trip and created a list. To this day I’m certainly glad for that list because there were times we needed to make adjustments at the last minute due to weather, […]

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Anchored for the weekend in Avalon, Catalina Island

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A hop on an express boat to Catalina Island will get you to the island in less than 2 hours. Once the boat docks, the island is in your hands. Whether you’re there to sightsee, eat, drink, or camp; Catalina Island has a bit of everything for everyone at any age. StayOn this trip, my […]

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Chicago Trip Itinerary

Coming to Chicago for the first time was quite overwhelming at first because it’s a city and it has a lot to see. However, until I researched a few days before my trip and received several suggestions from friends who’ve lived there, I felt I had a grip on things I wanted to see and […]

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What I learned after visiting Chicago, Illinois.

1. Friendly locals: One of the first things that stood out to me when I visited Chicago was how friendly and helpful the locals were. They were more than willing to help out lost souls (like me) while wandering around their city. 2. Food Halls: I’ve never seen so many access to food halls as […]

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Visiting Chicago’s Tourist Sites. (Video)

Saturday’s schedule was jam packed with outdoor activities that I wanted to see or do. I originally intended to spread out the activities in a span of 4 days while I was in Chicago but, since the weather was fantastic, I decided to see as much of outdoor related activities as possible. Most of them, […]

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Petting Alpacas in Temecula. (Video)

Part of the experience I enjoyed while visiting Temecula was signing up to feed and pet a few Alpacas. As it was my first time bonding with these types of animals, I wasn’t sure how I felt about them. However, after much bonding I grew to love them in the end. The Alpacas are cute […]

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Exploring Old Town Temecula. (Video)

You can’t come to Temecula without seeing Old Town. It is one of the main attraction aside from wine tasting and it is a must see in my opinion. Truthfully, I didn’t have high hopes for Temecula at first because it reminded me of a previous experience I had visiting near the area that turned […]

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The Quiet Side of Temecula. (Video)

A busy work week for me usually means retreating to a quieter weekend getaway. Temecula came to mind as a perfect spot in re-setting. It was a place that was easy to reach (within an hour) from home yet, far enough to feel like I am in another world. What’s great about Temecula is that […]

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Oh-Hi! Better known as Ojai.

Here we go folks! On the last leg of my trip I made a detour down to Ojai as I made my way back home to Orange County. The sun was already shining by 10am and I was very happy to be warmer than it had been in the last few days being in the […]

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Visiting the Hearst Castle Mansion.

Perched on top of a hill in San Luis Obispo is the Hearst Castle, a National Historic Landmark in Central Coast of California. The castle contains at least 165 rooms including terraces, pools and gardens. It once had a zoo onsite and Mr. Hearst would hold private parties inviting famous guests to his estate. Anyone […]

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Snapshot on Morro Bay, CA

Morro Bay was a ray of sunshine. It’s a coastal city about an hour and 50 minutes north from Santa Barbara known for Morro Rock, an extinct volcanic mound towards the end of the bay. You can’t miss it because it stands around 576 feet tall. Getting here was semi easy if you take the […]

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