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girls' trip

I’m lucky enough to have numerous women in my life who, like me, love to travel. Recently, I went with Lori and Sandra on a girls’ trip up California from San Diego to Central Coast. We had an amazing time, not only chatting about life and boys in the car ride up, but also enjoying the sights. Here’s what I think makes for a memorable girls’ getaway. 1. Interesting Destinations I counted it up and we hit at least seven cities/towns on our trip, including stops for lunch or dinner on the road! Our main destinations were: San Simeon: The one-time…

san elijo state park

One of the many, many awesome things about living in San Diego is having access to beachfront camping. San Elijo State Beach is about 30 minutes northwest from my house, and I love staying a few days, getting sand in all my crevices, and maybe learning to surf. I could do without the train horn every hour all night, but it’s nice to be close to breweries and an amazing donut shop. This winter, my friends took their RV up for a night, so I went to visit for a few hours. I was amazed when we hit the beach…

Elena Bulatova Fine Art Palm Springs

Rachel and I were stopped in our tracks at the sight of two Transformer-like larger-than-life statues outside of Elena Bulatova Fine Art Palm Springs. That, and the gorgeous man who was standing next to them. Beyond the spectacle, we could see neon pops of color with these giant lollipop sculptures. Pop art in Palm Springs? Count us in. We took one look at each other and headed inside. I used to be intimidated by art galleries. I thought the people who worked there would sneer at my broke-ass self entering their domain, unable to buy anything. But I’ve gotten over it,…