Have a Better Camping Trip with the Right Gear

I went camping last weekend in the Cuyamaca State Park area, just outside of San Diego. I count myself very lucky to have such a beautiful area an easy 45 minute drive from my doorstep. I’ve camped at Palomar Mountain, Anza-Borrego, Doheney Beach, Malibu Canyon, and Zion National Park in the past two years. Quite a list for someone who, until recently, hadn’t slept outside since … Continue reading Have a Better Camping Trip with the Right Gear

Why I Didn’t Finish Angels Landing

Last May I visited Zion National Park; the funny thing was that a disproportionately large number of my friends and acquaintances had also visited earlier in the year. Seems like it was “the” park of 2017! As the trip approached, every conversation seemed to meander around to Angels Landing, one of Zion’s most famous hikes. The hike has a ton of buzz because, to get … Continue reading Why I Didn’t Finish Angels Landing

SoCal Fall Destinations & Gear

Even as working adults, it seems like fall and the beginning of the school year can cause a shift in everyday routines. Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean it’s time to hunker down until Thanksgiving and Christmas travel! Sneak in a weekend trip here and there while the weather is crisp but not too cold. There are plenty of great getaways within driving distance of Southern California’s major cities.  Continue reading SoCal Fall Destinations & Gear

Seven Magic Mountains

It seems like Instagram opportunities are everywhere you look. I mean, a beautiful breakfast or a fun tile floor can qualify especially since IG is an app that lets you post whatever you feel like. It also seems like there are opportunities created just for the ‘gram like The Museum of Ice Cream or Color Factory. And then there are candy colored boulders stacked in the … Continue reading Seven Magic Mountains

Your Airport Survival Guide

Traveling is many things: it is excitement, adventure, for some traveling is work, for others it means being closer to loved ones. Whatever the reason you travel, one thing is certain: You will spend a great deal of time in airports. Unless you are one of the lucky few with access to first-class travel lounges and elite accommodations, most likely you and the hundreds of … Continue reading Your Airport Survival Guide

Dressing for Disney

This post contains some affiliate links. When I went to Disneyland last week, I knew I wanted a cute outfit to wear while I was there. Dressing up for Disneyland isn’t required—It’s easy to get hot and sweaty under the summer sun, after all—but I wanted to celebrate my trip with something Disney-appropriate. What surprised me the most was that a lot of people had … Continue reading Dressing for Disney