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A Weekend on Orcas Island in Washington

Picture this : A drive down a quiet tree lined road, winding around first a pretty lake, then a field of cows, gently slowing down for a deer crossing the road, gently, because you have slowed down anyway, as is…


Hiking in Big Sur – Limekiln State Park

The state of California is incredible. It’s 163,696 square miles (yes, I just Googled this number) are packed with the stunning Pacific coast, three deserts, redwood and sequoia forests, granite cliffs, beautiful vineyards, snowy mountains, crystal lakes, strawberry fields, and…


Glamping at Treebones in Big Sur, California

I fell asleep to the sound of the waves and I woke up to the songs of the birds. I lay in bed for a few minutes trying to decipher them. I wished I could see them from the skylight,…


A Local’s Guide to La Jolla – San Diego’s Jewel

La Jolla, San Diego’s Jewel, is tucked away by the Pacific Ocean somewhere in the center-west of San Diego County. It’s a spot of paradise, that sometimes reminds me of Italy, but still has that unique spirit and beauty that…


Let’s Gochella to Coachella

Last weekend we went to Coachella, a music festival in the pretty Coachella Valley in Southern California. Coachella probably needs no introduction, but a quick recap for the uninitiated – this music and art festival is held for two weekends…


San Francisco Gems : Beyond the Tourist Traps

So much has been written about San Francisco. Too much? I don’t think so. San Francisco has such a big character, ever evolving, but still true to it’s beautiful Victorian roots, that there could never be enough written about it. San…


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