Exploring California’s Gold Country

As much as I love Southern California I’m eager to explore as much of the state as I possibly can. This past Fall my family and I decided to tackle its Eastern portion and explored both sides of the Sierras. One of the areas we were most eager to visit was Gold Country and, let […]

Attending the Lone Pine Film Festival

If there’s one thing I’ve learned after attending three consecutive TCM Film Fests is the fact that I do enjoy a good film festival! To spend the weekend with like-minded folks and indulge in film appreciation is my idea of fun. Since the TCM one only happens once a year I did a little research […]

Exploring the Northern California Coast

As much as I love SoCal sometimes I need a break from all the hustle and bustle. It’s time to leave town and experience something new which means…road trip! Recently my family and I hit the road and headed north. Our destination?  Portland, OR…and a whole lot of spots in between. We decided to travel […]

Food, Film and Fun in June

Well, it’s the last day of June. They say time flies when you’re having fun and it must be true because I had a blast this month. I’ve written about some of the things I did but not everything made it to a blog post. To remedy that I’m going to go ahead and tell […]

Visiting Snoopy and Sift Dessert Bar

disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. There is SO much to do in Sonoma county. So, so much that it was hard to fit everything in. In fact, a couple places almost didn’t make the cut but I was so determined to visit them […]

Visiting Sonoma – A Day at Jack London State Historic Park

Disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. One of my favorite aspects of traveling is randomly coming across a new place. Seeing a restaurant, museum, park or shop and deciding to stop can sometimes become the highlight of a trip. That being said, I always […]

Visiting Guerneville – It’s All About the Redwoods

disclosure: Discounts and comps were received throughout the Sonoma Valley road trip. All opinions are my own. It’s road trip time again! As much as I love where I live it was time to get out of Dodge for a bit. So I hitched up the ole wagon and hit the trail. The wine trail, […]

Hiking in Andrew Molera State Park

Did you know that when you pay admission to one California State Park you have access to all the others in the same day?  We found this out when we visited Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. As we were heading home down Highway 1 we decided to stop at others along the way. The first […]

Exploring Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

When planning our trip to Carmel one place that kept popping up as a must see was Point Lobos. We made sure to visit on our way out of town and, for me, turned out to be the highlight of our trip. Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is considered the jewel of the California State […]

Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Monterey Bay Aquarium is perhaps the most famous sight on the Monterey Bay Peninsula. Somehow in my previous trips to the area I failed to visit it and I was determined to not let that happen again. So one morning my sister and I headed out bright and early to spend the day at […]