My next big trip is fast approaching and I am hard at work getting all my ducks in a row. Leaving the country takes a little more preparation than just leaving on a weekend getaway, so that last seven to ten days before my trip is spent wisely in an effort to avoid a last minute scramble.Read More
Traveling has taken a backseat to house projects over the past couple of months. We are preparing for a huge party, making this the perfect opportunity to invest in the house and ourselves. In an effort to transform our backyard into a comfortable oasis that people will enjoy, we’ve spent a lot of time (and luckily gotten a lot of help from our family) to help us make the space a little more fun and welcoming.Read More
If you are unprepared for an international flight it can be truly unbearable. They are long, cramped and disorienting. But hopefully the destination makes it all worth it. If there's a long flight in your future, here are a few good ways to help you get through itRead More
During a recent Southern California road trip, my colleague Julie and I got stuck in some heavy, and totally expected LA traffic. Rather than sit in it, we hopped off the freeway and explored Venice, California. I've never been to Venice, Italy, let alone Venice, California and this brief detour proved so much fun.Read More
Finding a good book can be a challenge. With busy personal and professional lives, there's just no time to waste on books that are just okay. And if you are in a book club and have to read the month’s selection, then there's even more pressure for the book to be good. With seven years of book club meetings under my belt, there are a few standout books I'd recommend.Read More
I love me some Real Housewives. For whatever reason, watching a group full of women fight about ridiculous things makes me incredibly happy with myself. It makes no sense logically. I never yell at my so-called girlfriends the way these women go at it with each other and I while I enjoy hosting a good party, I'm not going to other people's parties every night of the week.Read More
I think our spending habits depend a little on our personality and a lot on our priorities. People who love concerts spend money on concerts. People who like to travel, spend money on travel. We put money into things that help us meet our basic needs, like food and shelter. But also into things that make us happy.Read More
If you've been living in the Sacramento area for the last few years, you've undoubtedly passed by a brew bike. You may have even cursed at it a few times while trying to drive home from a long day at the office. Or maybe that's just me.
The brew bike is basically a horseshoe shaped bar on wheels with peddlers on the two long sides and a princess seat in the back (where you can just sit back, relax and not pedal). The brew bike can take you and fourteen of your closest friends around to thee bars around town for a fun evening that doubles as a workout. In fact, I'm not sure I'd ever worked so hard for a beer in my life.Read More
The Budgeter. The No-Expense Traveler. The Guidebook Memorizer. The Eat Pray Love Recreator. The Repeater.
There are many types of travelers and travel styles - the ones listed above just the tip of the iceberg.
As a travel blogger I can’t help but wonder what type of travel style I fall into.Read More