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Date Night in DTLA

Whenever I travel I almost always prefer to walk from one place to another when exploring a city center. I will walk miles upon miles if it means stumbling upon hidden gems and seeing aspects of the world that aren’t always pointed out on sample…

June 3, 2017
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One Weekend in Monterey with Kids

This past weekend we drove 5 hours up the coast to Monterey for Mother’s Day weekend. We’re pretty lucky to have a child who oddly loves to take car rides, but we do keep a handful of healthy snacks in the car (fruit leather, berries,…

May 17, 2017
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What’s In My Bag: KAABOO Del Mar Edition

My birthday weekend happens to coincide with KAABOO Del Mar this year and I could not be any more excited!  Although there is an incredible musical lineup this year with artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and…

March 28, 2017
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2-Day Itinerary: Tokyo in Spring

Before we had a little one, my husband and I embarked on one last trip as a duo overseas. We landed on Japan as our destination and, lucky for us, the dates that worked best with our schedule fell during peak cherry blossom season. I…

January 10, 2017
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Iceland Travel Series: Gullfoss Waterfall

Whenever we travel to a new country, there’s always a focal point attraction type that you seem to be able to drown in as your trip progresses. For example, in Ireland there are castles, in Japan you’ll see plenty of shrines and temples —…

November 4, 2016
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Hiking to Iceland’s DC-3 Plane Wreck with Baby

In the middle of the Sólheimasandur black sand beach in Southern Iceland lies a crashed United States Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane that crashed in the 1970s. No one was hurt and the fuselage was left on the beach where it still remains. It’s safe to…

November 2, 2016
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Good Things Come to Those Who Book Flights

One of my most prized possessions is my passport. It’s proof positive that I’ve gone some pretty incredible places in my short lifetime, that little book that reminds me how small I am in such a vast world. I’ve just returned from Iceland last…

October 8, 2016
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Iceland Playlist

Whenever I travel, I make a playlist to help me set the mood. I usually start with a “chill out” plane playlist because (although I travel all the time, I have a severe fear of flying) and then create a compilation of songs that…

October 6, 2016
Featured Style Travel

The Ultimate Iceland Packing List

Hello from Iceland! We made it here in one piece and so did our luggage. But I have to be frank with you, packing was not fun. I dare you to try walking into a Los Angeles mall in 100 degree heat and ask…

October 3, 2016
Family Featured Travel

Hello Fall! A Visit to the Pumpkin Patch

Ever since Tyler and I met, I have been bragging about the cool Buffalo fall weather and the trips to pick out a bright orange pumpkin. I’ve tried in vain to thoroughly enjoy the patches out here in Southern California, but just like Jay…

September 23, 2016
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This is 29: Disneyland Celebrations

I’ve arrived! The last year of my twenties. We went to Disneyland yesterday (and renewed our passes for another year while Fox is still free!) to celebrate and eat all of the snacks. Although we go to Disneyland often, it’s most fun for me…

September 16, 2016
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A Few Photos from Kauai!

We did it! We survived our first time apart from our kiddo. For someone who can barely make it through a nap without wanting to wake him up, I’m shocked 😉 Our trip to Kauai, Hawaii was outrageously fun — our friends got married…

September 9, 2016
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Punting in Cambridge, UK

It was rainy when we arrived in Cambridge, but that didn’t stop us from taking a stroll through the quaint little area. Fox was in love with the scenery along the Backs and made friends with a couple ducks while we waited for our…

August 14, 2016
Family Featured Travel

Itinerary: Liverpool with Kids

We’re on a Beat Bugs kick over here, have you caught an episode or two yet? If you’re not familiar, it’s a children’s show on Netflix that centers around classics by The Beatles. It’s super cute — Sia’s cover of Blackbird gives me full…

August 13, 2016
Family Featured Travel Video

Parkin’ It in Hollywood

The only downfall of living in a city center is the lack of open space for Fox to run. Currently there’s nothing walking distance, although there are talks of a huge Central Park-like open space to come together — just not for a few more…

August 12, 2016
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Why Going to #BlogHer16 Alone Worked in My Favor

When I heard #BlogHer16 would be held minutes down the road from me I was excited, but immediately shut down once I realized I would be heading there alone. I don’t mention this often in my blog, but I suffer greatly from social anxiety. I’m…

August 11, 2016
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St. Andrews Links, Scotland

Disclaimer: I left these photos 100% unedited because I need you to understand just how naturally beautiful this property is. St. Andrews Links was another stop on our UK trip that was kind of out there in terms of adding on another leg of…

August 9, 2016
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3 Places to Go with Kids in San Diego

Fun fact: the first independent blog I ever started was around the time I moved to San Diego in 2011. I was working like a maniac and not leaving much time to explore my beautiful city. Each month I would create a bucket list…

August 3, 2016