In my mind, California’s central coast is one of the most beautiful and underrated regions in the state. When my husband and I had the chance to visit Lompoc one weekend with Explore Lompoc, we jumped at the opportunity! This area was first inhabited by the native Chumash people, and the name “Lompoc” is derived… Continue reading Top 10 Things to do in Lompoc, CA
Both the capital of the United States and a strange district in neither Maryland nor Virginia, Washington, D.C. is the hub where all branches of the federal government operate. This political city center is filled with historically significant sites that are generally free to visit and instill a sense of wonderment in you. However you… Continue reading A Winter’s Weekend in Washington, D.C.
Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a quintessential California coastal city filled with natural wonders and Spanish-style architectural charm. Whether for a fun girls’ trip or a romantic couples’ escape, you can bet Santa Barbara will be the perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend. Assuming you're driving up from Los Angeles, Santa… Continue reading The Ultimate Santa Barbara Weekend Getaway
Few things make me sing, “California, here we come,” more than driving up the 101 to Santa Barbara. The ocean views, swaying palm trees and blue skies will draw you in, but staying at a place like the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort really seals the deal and makes you never want to leave this… Continue reading Hotel Review: Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
No trip to Maui is complete without embarking on the iconic drive along the Road to Hana. Boasting 59 bridges and 620 curves in just 42 miles, the Hana Highway is a precarious drive that is not for the fainthearted. I’m lucky that my husband is an excellent driver and didn’t bat an eye at… Continue reading 10 Tips for Driving Maui’s Road to Hana
Most of you know that I tend to travel at 100 miles an hour, jumping from place to place and cramming as much into my travels as possible. So when the opportunity came up for me and my husband to actually relax for a weekend and enjoy each other’s company for our one-year wedding anniversary… Continue reading Hotel Review: Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
If you live in California, what do you do with a long weekend? Go to Hawai’i, of course! Jokes, most people in California don’t do this, either. But they should!! We found cheap direct flights to the Big Island from Los Angeles, and we figured, why not? If you keep saying you won’t go somewhere… Continue reading 2.5 Days on the Big Island of Hawai’i