Santa Barbara County Mudslide

Around the 3 a.m. hour on Tuesday, January 8, a massive mudslide swept down the hills through the cities of Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland, with Montecito getting hit the hardest. Some of the slide made it all the way down to the beach area, carrying not just people but debris and vehicles. Although I live in [...]

By | 2018-01-30T22:01:46+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

2018 Blog Outlook

I am super excited because this month marks the 2 year anniversary of my SoCal Shuffle blog! Can you believe how fast time flies by?! Last year I was able to accomplish most of the goals for the blog and I am looking forward to creating new and fresh content for 2018. I am really [...]

By | 2018-01-02T19:53:41+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Archive, Home|0 Comments

Surviving My First Wildfire: Thomas Fire

UPDATE: After 39 days of burning, on January 12, 2017, fire officials announced that the Thomas Fire is now 100% contained. It burned 281,893 acres, destroyed 1,063 structures and damaged 83 structures. Full press release is here. Thank you all for going on this journey with me! If there is anything I learned it is [...]

By | 2018-01-12T11:06:47+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Archive, Home, Survival Tips|0 Comments

Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank was having a SoCal resident discount of $49 (originally $62/adult) to tour their studios, so I decided to go last minute over the weekend! You must purchase your ticket online prior and select an available time/date for the tour. This was my second studio tour that I have attended in [...]

By | 2017-12-02T22:13:48+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

The Broad Museum and Museum of Ice Cream Adventure

Hi guys! I know, I know, it has been almost a month since I posted a blog, I broke my "post once a week" rule, but I am back! I have just been super busy with work and personal related things, I am getting back on track though! Over the long Thanksgiving Weekend, I made [...]

By | 2017-11-27T08:39:40+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Griffith Park Ghost Train

Last month, I saw this annual and very popular Ghost Train ride at Griffith Park being advertised all over Facebook through the Los Angeles Live Steamers Railroad Museum, so I decided invite my friend Nicole and her husband Fred along for this spooky adventure! The ride is held the first 3 weekends in October and is [...]

By | 2017-10-30T12:29:11+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|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+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival

Over the weekend, my friend Ana and I attended our first ever Fall Harvest Festival in SoCal at Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark (Ventura County)! This is the 20th year the festival has been held and is considered the ultimate one to visit every fall in the SoCal region. According to the website, Underwood Family [...]

By | 2017-10-24T20:26:42+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Archive, Events and Festivals, Home|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+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Standing at Ground Zero: Mandalay Bay

On my recent 4 day vacation to Arizona/Utah/Nevada (which I will talk about later as one big happy blog post), one of the stops included an overnight stay in Las Vegas on October 2, 2017. We all know what happened in Las Vegas the night before and I don't feel the need to re-explain something [...]

By | 2017-10-04T20:21:09+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Archive, Home|0 Comments