The Golden Door Experience

Ready for a spa getaway and luxury cooking school? 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


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.


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


5 of the BEST things to do on the Monterey Peninsula

By Cacinda Maloney The Northern California peninsula known as #Monterey is nothing short of spectacular. With its stunning natural beauty, charming, tourist atmosphere and beaches, 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 5 of the BEST was quite a feat! So #GrabYourMoment 5 of the BEST things to


Things to do in Newport Beach, California

By Cacinda Maloney 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


Fourth of July Celebrations: Nado, California Style

By Cacinda Maloney Coronado Island, California The fourth of July celebration on Coronado Island, California is one not to be missed. It is known to the locals as “Nado.” This year will be the 65th annual celebration of the annual parade down Orange Avenue.  It is one of the livelier and fun July 4th celebrations I have been to, as the people and


Hearts in the Sky: Balboa Park, San Diego, California, USA

By Cacinda Maloney I have been to San Diego too many times to count.  But this particular day, I was able to spend at Balboa Park. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA It is a massively huge urban cultural park with world class architecture, open spaces, green gardens and walking/hiking paths. Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Balboa Park, San Diego, CA It

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