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How to Plan the Best Staycation Ever

How To Plan The Best Staycation

There’s really nothing better than planning a vacation, without the stress of having to travel. Staycations are one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend. You get all of the perks of going on a vacation, but close to home! It’s the perfect way to relax and get away at the last minute & not have to spend a ton of money. So today, let’s talk tips for how to plan the bet staycation. Continue Reading

Donut Bar x Revenge Bakery – Interview With the World’s Best Donut Shop

When I first moved to San Diego, it became my mission to find the best food and coolest restaurants. I started following food blogs, Instagram accounts, Yelp & would keep an eye out for new restaurants popping up around our neighborhood. One of the first spots that hit my radar was Donut Bar. Everywhere I looked and everyone I talked to knew about Donut Bar & their infamous concoctions. The first 4 times I tried to visit their store, they were closed because they had sold out. Seriously! 4 times in a row! I started getting a little discouraged. But knew that if a donut shop was selling out of treats every day, it was worth the trek. Continue Reading

The Ultimate San Diego Bucket List

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I moved to San Diego almost 3 years ago! So crazy how time flies. I travel all the time and write posts about my favorite things to do along the way, but have never created an “Ultimate Guide to San Diego”. You may remember my San Diego Food Finds post, which was a good start. But what are the best things to do on weekends, what should you do if you’ve got a vacation planned to San Diego, or what do all of the locals to for fun around here? This post features everything you need to add to your San Diego Bucket List. Continue Reading

Punta Mita Mexico Travel Diaries

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I got back from Mexico, but it’s taken me a longer than expected to get all of my pictures uploaded. My SD card broke – RIP – and I had to get it fixed to pull the pictures, so annoying. For anyone who follows me on Instagram, you know I went to The Four Seasons Punta Mita, Mexico for a week with my Dad and sister. I haven’t posted much about my family on here, so I thought it would be a fun way to introduce you to that part of my life! Crazy… I have family, right!? Continue Reading

The Revenge Guide to Eating Like an American: Best Food in Washington

Erin and Tony at the Lincoln Memorial plus the best food in WashingtonWhoa, whoa, whoa… I’M BACK! If you hadn’t noticed, I took a little “blog break” this past week. Primarily because I was on vacation, and wanted to just relax. Sometimes it’s really important to just disconnect. As much as I love work and my blog, my brain just needed a second to recharge. That being said, I realized I totally forgot to post a recap from my quick stop in Washington, D.C.! It feels like a lifetime ago, but was literally only like 2 weeks ago. Continue Reading

12 Must Have Travel Carry On Essentials

1. CLEAN TEETH 2. CLEANSING WIPES 3. NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES 4. PASSPORT HOLDER 5. CC CREAM 6. SINGLE USE TOILETRIES 7. COMFY SHOES 8. PHONE CHARGER      9. COZY SWEATSHIRT 10.  LUGGAGE TAG 11. CARRY ON BAG 12. CHEAP TABLET

I’m headed back out on the road next week and am already in packing mode. I like to make sure that I’m completely covered a few days before leaving, just in case I need to make a last minute Amazon Prime order! Since I fly a few times a month, I’ve gotten it down to a science. I have a few things that I always carry in my carry on bag – which doubles as a bus bag. My bag got lost the last time I traveled, so I was glad that I had a few key things in my carry on to hold me over. I wanted to share a few of my travel essentials that will help you survive a flight, layovers & long travel! Continue Reading

24 Hours in Charlotte

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I’m back guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in the last week. I was traveling & on the road with the world’s worst internet access. Luckily, I stocked up on tons of ideas and pictures for posts! Whenever I go visit my boyfriend, I fly into the city we’re meeting at the night before. Not only because I want to see new cities, but just in case there is a flight delay. I don’t want to miss a flight and not get to him before he leaves for the next city. This time I flew into Charlotte, North Carolina. Just a few miles away from my destination: Carolina Rebellion in Concord. Continue Reading

Squaw Valley Tahoe: All About the Apres Ski Life

The Resort at Squaw Creek   This last week we took a fun family trip to Tahoe! I grew up going to Tahoe a few times a year, so it was so fun finally getting to go back with the whole gang! We met my dad at my favorite spot, Resort at Squaw Creek. It’s hard not to love Squaw Valley, the weather is great, you can ski or snowboard straight from your room & there’s tons of awesome food. You can basically après-ski your face off at any of the restaurants, bars or even outdoor snow covered hot tubs! Continue Reading

SXSW Guide & Playlist


Festival season is upon us! So many awesome music and entertainment festivals coming up – starting with one of my all time favorites, SXSW (aka South by Southwest). I get a lot of questions about shows and which festivals I recommend, so I thought it would be fun to start by doing a breakdown of SXSW and my “pro tips”.

SXSW is a massive festival/conference filled with music, networking, and inspiration in Austin, Texas! This year’s event includes expanded access for all badge types with a ton of new opportunities for learning, networking, and discovery. There are a ton of different way’s to experience SXSW and there’s a ton of information online. I highly recommend starting by browsing Pinterest. There are tons of tips, recaps & ideas. But where do you begin?

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24 Hour Vacation: Minneapolis Edition

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At the end of my trip to Canada, I decided to spend a day in Minneapolis. So random, I know. But it was the easiest flight back to San Diego. I’ve never been there either, so it seemed like a good opportunity to cross it off of my bucket list! 

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