CALI: WHAT TO SEE, WHAT TO DO, & WHAT TO EAT:
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A WALK THROUGH THE BROAD:
LOVE LETTERS FROM SALVATION MOUNTAIN:
WALKING IN A DESERT WONDERLAND:
GRIFFITH PARK HIKE: EPIC FAIL
Salt Flats. Who knew? This Louisiana girl wasn’t familiar with the idea of dried up riverbeds. In Louisiana, we often have more water than we know what to do with. Cali, however, is filled with mud and salt flats that create quite a unique environment. Check it out!
I am such a huge fan of this state. And, Yosemite is without a doubt one of my favorite spots in Cali! The mountains, the views, the pine trees, all of it! Check out this video from my time there!
Today, I am sharing a bit of my thoughts on what makes an adventure. Traveling looks different for everyone, but the end goal is always the same - Explore somewhere, anywhere, just as long as you change your day to day coordinates.
Whenever we are on the go, my husband and I make our coffee in an aero press. It collapses to a size great for travel, and it is easy to use. So easy, in fact, that my niece, who was 3 at the time, could make coffee!
Yes! I am 100% a road-side tripper, meaning, I love the middle of nowhere just as much as the center of somewhere. Yes, road tripping with me means loads of potentially unwanted stops. But, I truly believe adventure can be found anywhere and everywhere.
The Hot Creek Geological Site was one of my favorite hot baths that I discovered. The turquoise color attached to a flowing river along with all of the steam married together to make this spot quite a unique spot to experience.
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California had hot springs, and I needed to see them! Here is a little bit from my personal journal of the day I went searching for the Travertine Hot Springs!
Exploring this rooftop garden with the Tobi Shop! How cute is this sweater dress?!!! Im obsessed!
One of the premiere activities in this quirky city is to venture on a scenic hike. Here is a list of our top 5 hikes with killer views!
How had I lived in Los Angeles for so long and not heard of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens?!!!
I didn't know too much about the Ice Cream museum, but naturally I was quite curious. Early on, I bought tickets for the museum when it came to LA.
I was in heaven. Cacti and succulents are plantastic. It was like walking in a desert version of Alice in Wonderland.
I highly suggest making a day out of visiting this lake. Shashta is absolutely beautiful with its crystal, turquoise waters and mountain, alpine landscape.
I have eaten in quite a few unique places, but the greenery atmosphere here is one of my favorites.
Here, in the middle of the desert, stood this colorful, beautiful art sculpture with hundreds of messages of love woven into every ounce of its existence.
If you are visiting LA and looking to kick back in a laid back, yet stunning architectural space all while eating delicious bites, then this is your spot.
I could not get over what I was seeing. Just sea after sea of orange coated poppy fields. It was truly amazing.
I took not even one full step backwards and that is when I officially lost whatever dignity I had left in my life. Read more from one of my most embarrassing moments.
This turned out to be the perfect spot to escape life. It was just enough to give me a taste of leaving the city without having to drive too much farther.
I can feel myself switching into an out of body experience. The Broad has that affect on me. It is my favorite place in the whole of LA.
You are welcome. I took one for the team. I went to the Salton Sea, and let's just say 'not all road trip stops are fan-freaking-tastic.'
What more can be said about the magnificence that is the Broad Museum.
One of my favorite escapes has always been Yosemite. Something about that place is magical to me.
Driving through the mountains of California, you twist and turn among endless valleys and clear blue skies.
Sitting on top of a hill, the Getty boasts views of the Pacific to the west and sweeping views of the entire city of LA to the east.
Touring the city of Palm Springs on a bicycle and getting lost (quite literally) among its mid-century modern designs was a complete adventure.
There is something about the darkness of the night juxtaposed with the beauty and brightness of the stars in the sky that gets me every time.
Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway is without a doubt my greatest place of peace.
It takes living in a busy city sometimes to show you a deep appreciation for the moments when life slows down.