Kauai Adventures

Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to vacation in Kauai. A first for both of us, and we came back home with some great memories.


5 Tips for the Beginner Hiker: Safe Summer Hiking

Make no mistake, it is very unsafe to hike in the full sun, in almost 90 degree weather without the proper amount of water. Our group had the proper amount, and we all ran out of water at the end of the hike, even though we packed more than we thought we would need. This got me thinking, if beginners don't respect the dangers of hiking in such heat, maybe I should write a few quick tips on what you should do if you go hiking in the summer to get that cool Instagram picture. I know it seems like common sense to a lot of us, but it's important for those going on their first high intensity hike to respect nature and protect yourself so you can stay healthy.

Top Things To Do In Big Bear, CA

A few weekends ago, my husband and I enjoyed a getaway trip to Big Bear Lake. I had never been to Big Bear, and as a Northern California girl who loves Lake Tahoe, I was eager to see what all the fuss is about.


Review: Galley Cafe, Newport CA

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting a diner that is so charming, I just can't keep it to myself! If you are planning to visit Orange County this summer, do yourself a favor and eat a hearty meal at Galley Cafe in Newport.


5 Tasty Treats to Try At Universal Studios (Hollywood)

It had been 10 years since I last visited Universal Studios, and since then they added a lot of new rides, so it was naturally time for a visit! I'm not only interested in the rides, but the FOOD. Who isn't? So, I've got a list below of the top 5 things you should eat at Universal Studios in Hollywood, if you get a chance to go.


The Reagan Presidential Library

Today (March 30) marks the 36 anniversary of President Reagan's assassination attempt. While this might be a rather dark way to start a travel review, I believe it is the perfect time to shed some light on one of the most interesting Presidents the United States has ever had.