Weekend Getaway: Trip to Sacramento and Napa

For a quick President's Day Weekend getaway, I decided to head up to our state's capitol, Sacramento, and the Napa Valley wine region! Both have been on my bucket list for quite some time. It was a power trip, but I got a lot of tourist spots in that short amount of time. The cost breakdown: [...]

By |2019-02-19T20:43:52-07:00February 19th, 2019|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Weekend Getaway: Trip to Portland

I had to use an free airline ticket before the end of the year. Since I had a long Veterans Day Weekend because I work in the government full time, I decided to take a trip to a place that I have been wanting to visit since I moved to the western part of the [...]

By |2018-11-14T19:28:11-07:00November 14th, 2018|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Labor Day Weekend Getaway: Paso Robles and San Francisco

For Labor Day Weekend, I decided to go back to a couple familiar places and explore them all over again: Paso Robles and San Francisco. Plus, I wanted a very affordable and cheap getaway and this fit the bill just fine. The last time I was in Paso Robles was for my 32nd birthday in [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:29:54-07:00September 3rd, 2018|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

A Week in Iceland

For my 38th birthday this year, I decided to go back to Europe to a magical and picturesque place called Iceland. To be honest, Iceland was never on my bucket list to visit. One of the reasons I booked this trip was because I was dying to get back to Europe and was searching for [...]

By |2018-07-20T22:49:28-07:00July 8th, 2018|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

My Two Personal Goals: Retirement and Traveling

In weeks past, I have gotten emails from a few readers asking me how I manage to travel all the time yet live in the Greater Los Angeles area (summed up) and if I'm in debt, broke, I spend too much, etc... etc...Basically, how am I making this work? Coincidentally, my friend Rosy asked me [...]

By |2018-06-29T09:21:12-07:00June 28th, 2018|Archive, Home, Lifestyle, Survival Tips, Travel|0 Comments

Memorial Weekend Getaway: Reno and Lake Tahoe

After years of saying I am going to visit this place, I finally made my way to Lake Tahoe for a long Memorial Day Weekend. I had heard of how crystal clear the lake is and just the peace and serenity of the whole place. With my life being busy, I needed that kind of atmosphere! [...]

By |2018-05-28T09:11:05-07:00May 27th, 2018|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Trip to Kauai

Everywhere news outlet I read in the past year said that Kauai, Hawaii is the must see island to visit, so I decided to travel to it and see what all the hype was about! This is my second Hawaiian island that I visited, the first being Maui in 2014. You'll actually read at times [...]

By |2018-02-21T10:49:19-07:00February 19th, 2018|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Why I Travel Alone

Over the past few years, many of you have read about my amazing, adventurous travels. I've seen the greenest of pastures and the tallest of mountains, but many readers, friends and family have noticed one tiny detail: I'm doing it all by myself. "Do you have a mystery boyfriend we don't know about?" "Why do [...]

By |2017-12-02T17:47:24-07:00October 23rd, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Arizona/Utah/Nevada Bus Tour Vacation

I have been dying to see Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks but I didn't want to drive (I get tired easily if I drive too long), so back in August, I booked a bus tour through Tours 4 Fun for $439 for 4 days, which also included hotels! The company also had 4/5 star [...]

By |2017-10-08T21:10:18-07:00October 8th, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Week Trip to Vancouver

My birthday falls the week of July 4. I decided 3 years ago that I would always take the whole week off and travel every year for my birthday. In 2014 it was New York City, 2015 it was Big Sur/Monterey/Santa Cruz, last year I stayed in town because I went to Ireland and Scotland [...]

By |2017-07-09T13:46:01-07:00July 9th, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments