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The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

The Best Way to Spend a Day in Crystal Cove State Park

One of my favorite things to do in Orange County is to spend a day in Crystal Cove State Park. Crystal Cove is one of Orange County’s largest park areas, and it stretches from the ocean into the backcountry hills and has a bunch of…

18 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers

18 Pieces of Advice for New Bloggers

It’s been a year since I officially launched my blog, and I have lots of advice for new bloggers to survive their first year too. I learned so much and I feel like I can finally call myself a “Blogger”. When I first started this…

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

10 Budget Things to Do in Laguna Beach, California

There are a lot of things to do in Laguna Beach, and a lot of them can be done while on a budget, or even for free. I love spending the day in Laguna Beach whenever I have the chance, and if you’ve ever been…

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

Hiking to the Dana Point Sea Cave

I can’t believe I waited so long to go check out the Dana Point Sea Cave. Finally, after 3 years of living in Orange County, I made the trip over to Dana Point to see what these sea caves were all about. I had never…

The Perfect Southern California Vacation

The Perfect Southern California Vacation

I had the pleasure of hosting two of my cousins for their Southern California vacation last year. They are both college students, so naturally, they wanted to see all of the cool things to do in SoCal. I took them around to some of my…

How to Spend a Weekend in Borrego Springs

How to Spend a Weekend in Borrego Springs

Borrego Springs is this sleepy little town in San Diego County that is such an awesome place to visit that not many people know about. A really cool thing about it is that it has the largest state park in California! The Anza-Borrego Desert State…

How to Plan a Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

How to Plan a Trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is an extra special place for me. It’s not just a place I would vacation…it’s actually so much more than that. Puerto Vallarta is the place where I met my husband, who at the time was a 15-year local resident. It is the…

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach

This post has been updated for the Winter 2020 season of the Sawdust Art Festival. When I first moved to Orange County, it seemed like every single time I drove into Laguna Beach there was this section of road that was just packed with cars.…

5 of the Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

5 of the Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

I miss my days living in Mexico…being just 5 minutes from the ocean and having access to some of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta was an absolute dream. I lived in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for almost 3 years with my husband who was a…

How to Find the Laguna Beach Pirate Tower in 3 Simple Steps

How to Find the Laguna Beach Pirate Tower in 3 Simple Steps

The Laguna Beach Pirate Tower is on my list of Free Things to Do in Laguna Beach, and for good reason…it is one of the most popular sights in Laguna Beach! Laguna Beach was the first beach city I fell in love with when I…

Staying at Joshua Tree Acres

Staying at Joshua Tree Acres

Thanks to Instagram, I came across a post once from this girl who was in Joshua Tree, staying in a fabulous, vintage, super cute Airstream trailer. She made the place look like a dreamy fantasy! I immediately added it to my Southern California bucket list.…

Essential Blogging Resources for Beginners

Essential Blogging Resources for Beginners

The first few months of blogging are hard. You will have so much to do, learn, fix, change, update, and so on. But, the good thing is that there are TONS of blogging resources that can help you learn how to start a blog. Although…