CARMEL, CA

I dreaded this trip, not because of the drive, no, it was a mere two hours from where I lived but because the weather had suddenly changed in the Bay Area and I woke up to a grey and rainy morning.  I wanted nothing more than to be a sloth and stay at home but…

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Rose’s Taproom

When the weather peaks 90 degrees in late October, one can only think of a way to combat the heat and stay cool!  My day started off optimistically but I am also a little bit stressed at the moment and because I didn’t want to immediately rush home after the morning errands I had accomplished,…

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New York In A New York Minute

Last month I was in New York for what was quite possibly thee hottest and shortest trips I’ve ever took that required me to be on a flight longer than two hours!  I wanted to go to New York for two reasons; a) I hadn’t been in about eight years…I know, ridiculous and b) I…

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The Dailies: Silverlake/Echo Park

Because my life isn’t constantly filled with travel but I do make the most of my time living in Los Angeles, I felt it only right to present The Dailies segment to the blog.  Now, this originated from my personal Instagram from a hashtag I would use to describe random trips (not this particular saying…

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Guided by Anna Victor

“That spread of sparkling lights is so fabulous – I feel like a tourist when I fly back because I take pictures of that view every single time during that loop the airplane makes in the sky before landing” It’s not always about a favorite spot to go in the city but often how the…

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Get Lost In Ojai

Ojai California is that special town where people come to relax, meditate and pamper themselves.  This was my first time visiting the town and the urge came from my latest Guided By guest who listed Ojai as one of her favorite places to visit two hours outside of Los Angeles!  The drive is comfortable and…

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St. Elsewhere

“I packed a view of my belongings.  Left the life that I was living.  Just some memories of it.  Mostly ones I can’t forget” Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere That’s exactly what was going through my mind as Highway 101 changed from intense moments of congestion to the openness of windy roads surrounded by rolling…

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The Alamo Motel

When selecting a hotel, we often go for the one that has the highest star ratings or the one that is completly out of our budget but we have worked hard (and saved hard) for this moment to live the life of luxury or we just take a cue from social media and see where…

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Mexico City / City Guide

EAT So, I did not have the pleasure of dining at Rosetta (although I came close; close being I had a table, sat at that table and quickly got up from the table because I did not feel like dining alone) anyway, I was minding my business taking photos of the exteriors of the restaurant…

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