Feeding Giraffes at The Living Desert

One of the things I have always wanted to do my entire life is feed a giraffe. It sounds so simple, yet, I had never come across the opportunity. In  my mind, I imagined it possible only if I flew to Africa, which probably wasn’t going to happen anytime soon since it’s a lot pricier…

Gifts of The Pacific Coast Highway: Malibu Lagoon State Beach

We all know that one of California’s best gifts is the Pacific Coast Highway. Simply because it’s the gift that keeps on giving. There are numerous spots on PCH that have their own unique features and special qualities. From Orange County to Mendocino County, the “All-American Road,” lends a coastal light to all the different…

11 Date Ideas in SoCal (Summer Edition)

It’s not always financially easy to book that dream summer vacation to Costa Rica, Cancun or Miami. Especially for two. Double the price and let’s face it double the financial stress. It seems that in order to really enjoy a vacation for two, you need to save months in advance. BOO! We don’t want to…

Quick Blurb: 14 North FWY: My Super Mini Road trip

The other day I took a quick road trip to Lancaster, California- I am not really sure if  my 2-hour drive from Bell Gardens to Lancaster actually qualifies as a road trip, but we’ll just call it that for now. So on my Super Mini Road Trip, I drove through the 14 North Freeway and…

The Other Side of the Golden Gate Bridge: Sausalito

When most people think of the Golden Gate Bridge the first thing that may pop to mind is San Francisco, but as travelers we know that sometimes the most exquisite gems are found away from the big piles of gold. So let’s unravel one of San Francisco’s best kept secrets; the other side of the…

California Highlights: Carmel Valley

Carmel Valley is one of the seven wine regions which make up Monterey county’s unique wine experiences. It is tucked inside of the Santa Lucia Range, which offers tourists and locals a towering view of endless greenery and tall mountains. It is home to some of the most extravagant resorts and the best of the…

Old Town Pasadena: A Photographer’s Canvas

With the boom of social media; photographers, bloggers and anyone interested in boosting their feed are flocking to different areas for that specific shot that will spike up their likes and fill their portfolios. One of those places is Old Town Pasadena or Old Pasadena, located in the original commercial center of Pasadena, California.  Today…

California Coast: Point Dume

Point Dume in Malibu, California is one of the best places for  panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Point Dume not only opens up an incredible up-close experience to the waves, the upper headland area lends an extraordinary view of the northwestern point. Point Dume, is a good area for hikers looking for views and…

California Coast: Leo Carrillo State Park

Leo Carrillo State Park is one of the marvelous gifts the California coast has given us, a perfect place for camping, surfing, and simply enjoying a day beach trip.Located twenty-eight miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway, its rapidly becoming one of the top summer campgrounds. Leo Carrillo is a great place…

10 Highlights of San Francisco

  Fisherman’s Wharf/ Pier 39 This is the place where you’ll spend the most time sightseeing and eating. It’s one of the most densely populated tourist areas in San Francisco and my personal favorite spot in the Bay Area. The reason this area is so popular with tourists is not only the stunning views of…

The TV Lover’s Hike: Franklin Canyon #3

  Franklin Canyon is probably not the place where experienced hikers come for kicks but it is the perfect place to unwind,  have a picnic and visualize how your favorite movie or TV show shot here. That is, because Franklin Canyon is a notable filming location located in  Beverly Hills. The hike itself is not…