Meet me in St. Louis, Louis!

After a flight delay and switching planes due to a broken air conditioning system, we are finally on the first leg of our return flight to California. We had a lovely quick trip to St. Louis for my birthday. It was full of baseball, frozen custard, the zoo, pool time, and Imo’s Pizza. Most importantly,…

Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

Getting Off the Beaten Path

I love referencing this book when planning trips! It’s fun to see the normal sights, but this book has really helped us find some hidden gems that we wouldn’t otherwise know about. Have you been to any of the places in this book? Let me know your favorites! Always looking for travel recommendations! 

Weekend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a short one night getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea. This cute little beach town is located in California just a couple of hours south of San Francisco near Monterey. Its unique charm and proximity to the SF Bay Area make it a favorite…

Enlightenment In Costa Rica

Last summer, in June of 2012, I embarked on one of the most rewarding trips I’d ever been on. I traveled to Costa Rica for 10 days to volunteer at a Leatherback sea turtle research station on the gulf coast called Estacion Las Tortugas with a group organized by EcoTeach. This trip forever changed my…