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Santa Cruz, California – Updated! 30 Things to Do

  • August 17, 2018
santa cruz

Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going to a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains since I was a few months old. I originally posted a blog post about some of my favorite places and things to do in Santa Cruz last year. But since we’re always trying out new things, this blog post includes 10 more favorites! Here are 30 of my…

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Life

Dry January — Lessons Learned During a Month Without Wine

  • February 3, 2018
Dry January

My month without wine — Dry January   Have you ever wanted to quit drinking alcohol for an extended period of time to get a healthier perspective on your relationship with alcohol? I have and this year I did “Dry January.” Here are some of the highlights and lessons I learned from going alcohol free for a month in January. First, let me share what drove me to take a…

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Eat & Drink

Urban Wineries — Winemaking in the City

  • July 17, 2017
enjoying an urban winery

If you love wine this post is for you. Today I’m writing about a new trend popping up in cities — Urban Wineries. Living in California, I’ve been fortunate to visit most of the state’s wine growing regions. I love visiting vineyards nestled among hills of green grape vines. But getting to these locations requires planning and sometimes some significant travel. For those of us who are not near a…

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Travel

Los Angeles – Guide to a Quick Getaway

  • April 24, 2017

There are about a million things to do in Los Angeles, so narrowing down activities, restaurants and where to stay can be a challenge.  In prep for a quick weekend getaway to LA with one of my best friends, I did a lot of research on places to go, eat and stay. You could design your LA trip in many different ways: a foodie adventure, hiking and outdoor excursion, hipster…

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Paso Robles, California – Three Day Itinerary

  • April 8, 2017
Paso Robles

I think Paso Robles is one of the most underrated wine regions in California. It has it all; gorgeous wineries, impressive vistas, hiking and biking, restaurants and even the beach. Also, if you’re a craft beer lover there are some great places to check out for a cold IPA.  Recently a good friend and I embarked on a girls’ getaway and had the most amazing weekend. WHERE IS PASO ROBLES? Paso…

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Santa Cruz, California — 25 Things to Do

  • April 8, 2017

Santa Cruz is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve been going to a cabin in the Santa Cruz mountains since I was a few months old. I originally posted this blog post in 2017. Since then we’ve done a few new things that I wanted to add to this list. Here are 25 of my favorite this to do, see and eat in Santa Cruz. But first…

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