Flashback Friday Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions: World’s Tallest Thermometer

September 9, 2016
World's Tallest Thermometer

Roadside attractions will be a new category added to the blog. I love my little road trips and you never know what you’ll discover along the way. The idea came to me when I stumbled upon a giant James Dean cut out along Hwy. 46. Click here for details. Today’s Flashback Friday showcases the World’s Tallest Thermometer located in Baker, CA. I stopped to take a pic of this interesting roadside attraction en route to Las Vegas last month. It’s not my first…

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Day Trip Getaway

Idyllwild – The Hidden Gem

September 7, 2016
Town of Idyllwild

Idyllwild, CA is the perfect quick getaway when looking for a little peace and quiet. Labor Day weekend I headed for the mountains to relax and unwind. I’ve always heard of the charming town of Idyllwild, but never ventured up to the San Jacinto mountains; or at least that side of the mountain. Located approximately 2 hours South of Los Angeles headed towards Palm Springs off the 10 freeway, Idyllwild is a windy road up the mountain of an elevation of almost 5,500 feet.…

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Flashback Friday Roadside Attractions

Flashback Friday: James Dean Last Stop

September 2, 2016
James Dean Last Stop

James Dean Last Stop on Hwy. 46 (intersecting at Hwy. 33)  was a bit of a surprise on my wine weekend getaway. Although this flashback is not so far back, it was a pretty cool discovery. On our drive to Paso Robles, my friend Danielle and I noticed in the midst of nowhere a giant cut out of James Dean at a Texaco gas station. We didn’t give it too much thought except to say, “That’s odd.” Upon our return…

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Girls Weekend Weekend Getaway Wine

Wine Weekend Getaway in Paso Robles

August 31, 2016

What an amazing wine weekend getaway! As mentioned in previous posts, living in the heart of Hollywood can be exhausting. I love opportunities to get out of the city to unwind; nothing like getting away with good friends for a wine weekend. Paso Robles is approximately a three hour drive North of Los Angeles and three hours South of San Jose where my other friend Candice lives. It was the perfect place to meet and explore all the wonderful wineries Paso Robles has to offer.…

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Travel Tips

Tips on How to Pack a Carry-on Suitcase

August 26, 2016
Carry-on packing tips

Carry-on luggage can be a challenge when packing a lot of things. In lieu of today’s Flashback Friday, I had to post this great video I found on Travel & Leisure – How To Pack Over 100 Items Into A Carry-on. It is completely amazing how this former Bond Girl packs all of her items into this little suitcase. Definitely a project for me to take on in the future. Wish this video was available last year when packing for my Singapore/Bali…

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Caribbean Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Bahamas Cruise

August 12, 2016
Bahamas Cruise

A Bahamas Cruise was just what the doctor ordered for my 40th Birthday! Today’s Flashback Friday takes me back (way back) to good times on Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas. I decided for my 40th I wanted to take a cruise with whomever wanted to come along. I went with my family and six of my friends (eleven of us total). The best part of cruising was having the freedom to do what you enjoy most. We had no set…

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Day Trip New York State

Watkins Glen State Park – Day Trip Hike

August 11, 2016
Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is the perfect day trip if you live in Upstate N.Y. During my time in Rochester, I hiked at this breathtaking New York State Park. Located in the Finger Lakes Region and South of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen has amazing caverns, gorges, and waterfalls. The park offers several hiking trails, but if you want to take the scenic route then the Gorge Trail is your best option. A good friend from high school, Courtney Davis, joined me on the adventure.…

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Canada Day Trip

Niagara Falls – Visiting the Canadian Side

August 9, 2016
Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, notably one of the natural wonders of the world, is a short 1.5 hour drive from Rochester, NY. Growing up in Rochester, and being so close to the Falls, we sometimes take for granted its magnificence. This Summer, I took the time to revisit Niagara Falls, taking along my daughter. Her last visit to the Falls was when she was two years old so this was going to be somewhat of a new experience for her. There are three waterfalls…

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Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Washington D.C.

August 5, 2016
Washington D.C.

As Election Day approaches, can’t help but think of my trip to Washington D.C. in 2010. I took the city by storm visiting friends, museums, and of course the well-known monuments. Although planned ahead of time, I was unable to score tickets for a tour of the White House. If it is a high priority for your visit, then you’ll need to contact your Member of Congress to make a request. Click here to read detailed steps of how to obtain tickets for a…

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Exercise Travel Tips

Airplane Stretches To Help The Circulation

July 19, 2016

Airplane stretches are essential when traveling, especially if you’re flying more than two hours. Nothing like getting off the plane, ready for your vacation, and you’re completely stiff and sore. (Photo Credit Above: NaturalAwakenings.com) Here are a few airplane stretches (or airplane yoga as some like to call it) to try on your next flight to ensure good circulation. As the photo indicates, drinking a lot of water is necessary. Limit your alcohol beverages for when you arrive to your…

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