Birthday Trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mount Shasta

So I know I just did a trip to Sedona just a month ago, but this birthday trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park and Mount Shasta (staying in Redding) kind of had to happen for two reasons: Reason #1: Back in April, I was supposed to go to Missoula, MT and attend a Wildfire Journalism Workshop [...]

By |2020-07-07T16:11:13-07:00July 7th, 2020|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

Mental Health Break: Trip to Sedona

This trip to Sedona was my yearly birthday trip, but weeks earlier. Italy and Greece was supposed to be planned for my 40th, but due to COVID-19, even as I sit here and type, traveling to Europe still has not been lifted. Despite COVID-19, I needed this trip because I was exhausted from everything: the [...]

By |2020-06-07T20:24:11-07:00June 7th, 2020|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Safer at Home from COVID-19

Hi guys, I hope you are all practicing social distancing during this COVID-19 crisis. Since I live in California, as of last week the state has issued a Safer at Home order. It is not a “lockdown.” We are still allowed to go to essential businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and even order [...]

By |2020-03-26T13:12:25-07:00March 26th, 2020|Archive, Health, Home|0 Comments

Weekend Getaway: Trip to Redwood National and State Parks

For my annual President's Day Weekend getaway, I decided to become one with nature: Redwood National Park. This was also the last of my "bucket list" items to visit for the state of California, so I am officially excited to say that I have seen most of the state and really the last place I have [...]

By |2020-02-20T21:02:41-08:00February 19th, 2020|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Travel|0 Comments

New Year, New You: My Journey with Gua Sha

As we age, we all get that double chin. For me, mine is slight, but it's driving me crazy. I wanted to try something that was natural and safe, so for Christmas, I asked my parents for a Gua Sha (pronounced "gwa sha") tool to help improve circulation on my face, reduce inflammation and to [...]

By |2020-02-03T20:17:51-08:00December 31st, 2019|Archive, Beauty, Home|0 Comments

Last Time I’m Explaining Myself (When I Shouldn’t Have To)

Hi guys, So it's been a very long time since I had a "keep it real" kind of post. I'm usually pretty light and upbeat in all of my posts, but I want to tell you guys something that I have encountered over the past 2 years of living in California that I've kept kind [...]

By |2019-11-10T19:21:57-08:00November 10th, 2019|Archive, Home|0 Comments

Tips For Traveling Solo

In my last post from a couple years ago, I discussed "Why I Travel Alone" and the Pros and Cons that come with it. I constantly get asked what my tips are when I travel solo or get astonished reactions when I tell people I do travel solo. YOLO people, YOLO. Plus I'm single, so [...]

By |2019-08-20T18:54:24-07:00August 20th, 2019|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Birthday Getaway: London and Paris

Hello to 39! I decided to celebrate my birthday in 2 cities that I have been dying to see my whole life: London and Paris! This trip has been my ultimate dream since I was a kid, but boy, I am so happy I booked this trip months in advance. You guys have no idea [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:12:09-07:00July 9th, 2019|Archive, Home, Travel|0 Comments

Descanso Gardens and Huntington Botanical Gardens

Over the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to visit two beautiful gardens in the Glendale/Pasadena area: Descanso Gardens and Huntington Botanical Gardens. With all of the rain LA has gotten and what is currently in bloom, I decided to visit both of them and take in the beauty of nature. Descanso Gardens [...]

By |2019-05-25T21:21:43-07:00May 25th, 2019|Archive, California Dreamin', Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments

Hot Spot: Orozco’s De Ventura

It's been awhile since I posted a Hot Spot I liked going to, so I ventured over to Orozco's De Ventura with my friend Ana. Ana told me that Orozco's had a healthy selection of Mexican food on the menu, so I thought, hey, why not? :) Orozco's is not on the main drag in Ventura but [...]

By |2019-04-05T22:20:58-07:00April 5th, 2019|Archive, Home, Hot Spots|0 Comments