Gaviota Hot Springs- A Natural Hot Spring Just Outside of Santa Barbara, California

Gaviota Wild Flowers

I went to college in a pretty magical place- the University of California at Santa Barbara. I say magical because the science buildings had a view of the ocean, and the surrounding area is beautiful. I have a lot of great memories from my time living around Santa Barbara, and two of them have made … Read more

A Girls’ Trip to Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara is the perfect California town. It is a fun, hip, classy town built between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynes Mountains with an energetic, outdoor vibe. It is full of Spanish colonial mission architecture and history, local wineries, and plenty of outdoor activities. I recently revisited it with a couple of my … Read more

Alaska Planning Guide: 16-Day Alaska Itinerary Including Alaskan Inside Passage Cruise

My friend, Michelle, who is very well-traveled, came home from an Alaskan cruise declaring Alaska the most beautiful place on earth. Compound that with my quest to complete my 50 before 50, I booked the same cruise for the summer of 2019 on Royal Caribbean, my go-to cruise line on the Radiance of the Seas. … Read more