Escazu mountainside

Mountainside in Escazu – Costa Rica

Back in November I traveled to Costa Rica for my grandfather’s 100th birthday and I decided to spend a little time exploring other areas of the country while I was there. I was lucky enough to have a friend traveling with me this time around, so we decided to have some fun and book this incredible airbnb for one night. It wasn’t too far from my grandfather’s house, but going up into the mountains really…

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Manteca Road trip Northern California

Have an Epic Road Trip – Northern California

I was so pleasantly surprised by my road trip in Northern California earlier this fall that I figured I’d do a round up of some great spots you can drive to if you live in the area. With the incredible variety of landscapes and towns both big and small, there’s something for everyone, no matter your tastes! Manteca, California – Have to give it up to my original hometown! There’s a tranquility in the air…

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Molinari Deli – San Francisco

We enter Molinari Deli after trekking some ten blocks through Chinatown in the middle of the day. I instantly know this is the place we want to be; there’s a line and they mostly look like locals. We take a number and somehow squeeze through to the back, where there’s a no-frills bin of bread waiting for us. The process is simple – grab one and go to the counter when your number is called….

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calaveras big trees state park

Calaveras Big Trees State Park

I arrived in California that week with a faint idea of what I wanted to do, but no solid plans. Since I was traveling with family, I didn’t have¬†100% autonomy and did have to plan around other family outings and events. I had researched several options, like visiting Yosemite, but time and budget constraints meant that couldn’t happen. Ultimately I settled on a place that I had actually visited several years ago: Calaveras Big Trees…

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jord wood watch

Fall Travel Accessories – Jord Wood Watch

I recently received this beautiful little timepiece from Jord Watches¬†in the mail and had to share, it’s just so pretty! This is the Frankie Ebony and Gold and it pairs beautifully with other dark and gold accessories. I’ll start by saying that I’ve never been a huge watch person. In the past I’ve gravitated more towards bracelets and rings instead of a watch. However, now that I’m traveling a bit more, I’ve found the need…

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Top 10 Italy Travel Tips

Italy, land of wonder, wine, and pizza, is one place where you’ll never run out of things to see or things to eat. It’s beautiful and will leave you breathless, probably because you’ll constantly be trying to catch a train. I visited Italy for the first time last fall and it was an incredible trip, but there are a few things I wish I had known before I went! Today I’m sharing my best Italy…

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in the Malibu canyon airbnb

Airbnb In the Malibu Canyon

For my girls trip to Malibu back in June, we stayed in an absolutely stunning airbnb up in the Malibu canyon. We booked the “zen room,” which came complete with very zen decor and a beautiful 180 degree view of the canyon. One entire side of our room was windows, which meant beautiful light and a beautiful view during the day! It was a perfect complement to doing other things in Malibu, since most people…

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