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5 Fun and Free Things to do in Tempe, Arizona

The city of Tempe, Arizona might not be the first place you think of when it comes to desert vacations, but squeezed between Phoenix to the west and Mesa to the east, Tempe (pronounced: TEMP-ee) actually has a lot to offer. First of all, it’s the home of Arizona State University, Sun Devils not Bulldogs.… Continue reading 5 Fun and Free Things to do in Tempe, Arizona

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The 4 Best Wineries in Paso Robles

Wine tasting. That eternal girls weekend event. I remember being in my early twenties and thinking, ugh, wine. That’s what pretentious people drink. The only wine I drank was on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. And usually had some kind of fruit involved, or ended in ‘-to’. Give me an unknown concoction of… Continue reading The 4 Best Wineries in Paso Robles

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Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

The island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Its lush, green rain forest carpeting most of the island is what gives it the nickname The Garden Isle. From the pristine beaches with white sand and turquoise water, to the charming villages, flowing waterfalls, even its quirky, resident… Continue reading Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

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A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California is one of the largest urban parks in the world. It covers over four thousand acres, in the Los Feliz neighborhood with Burbank to the North and Glendale to the East, running along the 5 freeway. It’s even bigger than Central Park in New York. The park is an… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

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A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

When you think of Arizona what thoughts are brought to mind? Hot weather? Desert and cactus? Maybe water skiing on Lake Powell? Cue a Matrix meme here: what if I told you, there is a part of Arizona that gets cold and even sees snow? Crazy right? The city of Sedona sits at about 4,000… Continue reading A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

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Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Los Angeles is a pretty hip place. Trendy restaurants seem to pop up every other day, there’s always another cool bar to try out or an event happening somewhere. But there are so many trendy restaurants, bars, and museums spread out all over that sometimes it’s hard, even for a local, to know where to… Continue reading Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

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Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

Honolulu and Waikiki Beach are almost synonymous with Hawaii itself. A wide angle shot of the soaring hotel high rises lined up along the beach is used in movies and TV shows over and over again.  When you’ve only got a day in a place as awesome as Honolulu, you’ve really got to prioritize. There’s… Continue reading Honolulu: What to See When You Only Have One Day

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LA Museum Day

I’ve been fascinated by history for as long as I can remember. When most kids played in a cardboard box pretending it was a car, I wrote Mayflower on the side of mine and pretended to sail to America. When I was in the seventh grade I went on a class trip to Colonial Williamsburg… Continue reading LA Museum Day

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Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

The Aloha State. The Sandwich Islands. Hawaii is one of those places that seems to entrance everyone who steps foot on one of her islands. I know of dozens of people who return back again and again and I’ve never understood why someone would go to the same place for every vacation until I went… Continue reading Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

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Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna

Labor Day - the traditional end of summer (although fall doesn’t technically start until three weeks later) and that three day weekend right after the first week of school has become a popular holiday for spending time outdoors. Gotta soak up all that sun before it’s gone right? Or at least I assume that’s what… Continue reading Summer Camping Series: Mount Laguna