40 Things to See and Do in San Diego, CA (that the locals are keeping a secret!)

When you visit America's Finest City aka San Diego, California, you’re probably going to start with our world-renowned San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, amble around the museums in Balboa Park, run up for a day at Legoland, and take your family to Seaworld (what Blackfish?).

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One Day in Idyllwild, California (and Gluten-Free!)

Tucked in the mountains of San Jacinto, and just a hop, skip and jump away (aka 2 hours) from both busy metropolises of Los Angeles and San Diego exists the beautiful and quaint town of Idyllwild. The town serves as nice escape for anyone. Whether that’s a solo getaway, camping trip with friends or family, or a romantic adventure, driving up the hill will sure be worth it.

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10 places Californian residents won’t tell you about

I wrote this article for Matador Network on some of the hottest spots in California, that we may be keeping a secret from you... 

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15 Things the world needs to be thanking California for

I wrote this fun article for Matador Network on just some of things we should all be thanking the great Golden State for... 

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One day (and gluten free!) in Sayulita, Mexico

Sayulita was once a hidden beach village off the beaten path, until Pinterest and Instagram and Bachelor in Paradise took over. It’s only 25 miles north of Puerto Vallarta along Riviera Nayarit, and along the Madre Occidental Mountain range. It’s not only a small and sleepy beach town, but it’s home to some beautiful artisans, great beaches and surf. Not to mention it’s next to Mexico’s version of the Galapagos, the Islas Marietas. We had a long weekend to explore this colorful town and knock the islands off of our bucket list.  Here’s how to do it all in one day (because you can #SiSePuede):

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One Day (and gluten and dairy free) in Seattle and Snoqualmie, Washington + A DIY Twin Peaks Tour!

The state of Washington is just beautiful. You can have the best of both worlds; the awesome city of Seattle, and the surrounding natural countryside, including majestic waterfalls, mountains and forests. Sitting just 30-45 minutes east of Seattle, the city of Snoqualmie is a stunner and is also known as the fictional town of Twin Peaks. So, rent a car and follow these steps to make the most out of the city and country in one day... 

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DESERT X MEETS THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TRIFECTA CHALLENGE

I had such an amazing time combining the Adventure 16's Trifecta Challenge (snow, desert and ocean in one day) and Palm Springs DesertX temporary outdoor art installation all in one day that I wrote a fun article all about it... 

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