How to Plan the Perfect Lake Tahoe Winter Trip

Did you know you can head out to the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a weekend of fun in the snow that typically involves skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and even "jacuzzi time" with your friends? I didn’t either until recently. Apparently, I have a group of friends that go on an annual ski trip to North Lake Tahoe every year! Who knew? In fact, they enjoy it

2019-12-06T12:31:09-07:00

The Perfect 72-Hour Itinerary for North Lake Tahoe

A gorgeous place to visit for the perfect 72-hour itinerary is North Lake Tahoe in the USA. I had the fortunate opportunity to visit North Lake Tahoe recently and enjoyed my time there just before the winter weather had arrived. Some say the best time to visit North Lake Tahoe is during the spring, but honestly, I thought my timing was pretty perfect for engaging

2019-12-07T08:53:38-07:00

A Review of the Hyatt Regency LAX: Awesome!

Just as I have written about the best Dallas Fort Worth Airport options, I recently found the best LAX hotel with a shuttle airport option: Hyatt Regency LAX. As one of the 777 properties of the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, it is an interesting fact that the first Hyatt House branded motel was a small LAX motel located near the airport. Decades after the first Hyatt

2019-03-08T18:41:27-07:00

Fourth of July Celebrations: Nado, California Style

If you get a chance, go to Coronado Island for July 4th, it is a lot of fun. Make it a day on the silver strand! Although it is probably the busiest day of the year, you will want to come back when it is not so busy, You can take the ferry ride over from San Diego, if you don’t want to be bothered

2019-07-04T05:05:44-07:00

10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA

The Northern California peninsula known as the Monterey Peninsula is nothing short of spectacular and is home to the beautiful Monterey beach. With its stunning natural beauty, charming, tourist atmosphere and coastline, I am sure you can easily spend 3-4 days enjoying the outdoor activities and exploring the area. Trying to whittle my list down to 10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA

2019-08-21T14:20:34-07:00

Ojai, California With GMC & Dogs!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Ojai is the epitome of what Californians wish their state was like. Nestled just east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Los Angeles, Ojai is a hippie-friendly paradise. The city is known for its focus on ecological stability, organic food production, and resistance against big business. All of this has contributed to making Ojai a resilient little city in

2019-08-02T15:06:27-07:00

Must-See Attractions in San Francisco

Famed for its iconic landmarks, unique architecture and feel-good vibe, this city by the bay has so much to offer. If you’re visiting for the first time, be sure to explore these must-see attractions in San Francisco. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge Image by Tim Dickey, used under Creative Commons License One of the most iconic bridges in the world, this is a

2019-07-20T07:01:28-07:00

The Quirky Side of San Francisco

  San Francisco Map One thing San Francisco is not short of is quirky charm. In fact, the city has this in spades. Sitting on a peninsula in the Pacific, this west coast metropolis is a place of spectacular vistas, rolling fog, winding streets, hippie culture and much more. San Francisco Has It All If you’re planning to stay in a San Francisco

2019-08-13T21:30:30-07:00

Hearts in the Sky San Diego, California, USA

Balboa Park in San Diego, California is considered the Jewel of San Diego - with over 1200 acres of attractions (including a zoo), culture, and things to do for tourists and locals alike. Fortunately for everyone, these lands were reserved for public use in the early 1800s. What a wonderful place for San Diegans and visitors alike to enjoy what has become a wonderful community

2019-07-31T22:56:34-07:00

The Golden Door Experience

My Golden Door Experience It was love at first sight, the minute I stepped out of the black BMW luxury transport and took a look at the Japanese lanterns and those "golden doors". I knew my lavish love affair had begun. I was greeted quickly by an attendant and my luggage was whisked away into my Asian-inspired upstairs suite overlooking the swimming pool. Somehow an

2019-07-04T06:09:21-07:00

Southern California Dreaming: Road Trip

Exhausted from 2 hours of being the “Captain” of a two-man orange kayak in the Pacific Ocean, I grabbed my pre-made lunch in the hot burning sun and plucked up my backpack to find a spot in the shade. I still had my black ROXY rash guard on but had managed to wrangle out of my water shoes in exchange for some comfy flip flops.

2019-10-21T08:42:46-07:00

Roadtrip: Rockin’ San Diego!

I was recently asked by the kind folks over at KIA to come for one of their “Rocking Kia” events called “Discover the NEW KIA” to check out the new KIA car models. They even called me a “rock star” as related to social media and travel road trips! So how could I say no? When I say “rocking”, I literally mean the Hard Rock

2017-08-20T11:44:19-07:00

Things to do in Newport Beach, California

Known as a hip, trendy and wealthy beach town in Southern California, Newport Beach has over 10 miles of Orange County’s best beaches on the Pacific Ocean! If you are looking to go somewhere this winter, make it Newport Beach, as there are so many amazing things to see and do. Photo courtesy of Visit Newport Beach Part of living a smart luxury

2019-07-10T00:56:28-07:00