California USA

A Conscious Traveler’s Guide to Oceanside, California

Sunrise view of the Oceanside Pier and beach

If quintessential Southern California beach vibes, trendy eateries, and a vibrant arts and culture scene are calling to you, then Oceanside, California needs to be on your list. Oceanside has come a long way in the last 20 years. Once a San Diego suburb many would call “rough around the edges,” it’s now a blossoming hub of young business owners, cultural activities and foodie hotspots that attract locals all over San Diego county. This has quickly become one of my…

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Perfect Long Weekend Guide: Monterey and Carmel, California

View of rocky coast and ocean from Pebble Beach's 17 Mile Drive

Looking for the best ways to spend your time in Monterey and Carmel? I’ve got you covered. As a California resident, this is one corner of the state that I keep returning to over and over again—it’s just that magical! You’ll soon see why as we dive into this guide to an unforgettable long weekend in Monterey and Carmel. Nestled along the breathtaking Central Coast of California, these two towns offer an idyllic blend of natural beauty, charm, and a…

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Everything You Need to Know Before Visiting Sequoia National Park in Winter

Snowy giant sequoia tree in winter

There’s nothing quite like a Sequoia National Park winter. Walking through groves of the largest trees in the world, covered in snow, with little to no crowds is a true winter wonderland experience. No matter what time of the year you visit, this national park offers a magical experience…although, in my opinion, wintertime is super underrated! Since I live in Southern California, it’s not too often that I get to experience snowy weather or freezing temps (not complaining). Every once…

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Lake Tahoe Winter Guide: Planning Tips, Best Activities + Things to Do

View from the ski slope at Heavenly Mountain Resort - Lake Tahoe winter guide

Planning a Lake Tahoe winter escape? This guide will have you covered with everything you need to know to plan an epic trip! Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in all of California and it’s a breathtaking destination year-round. However, winter is undoubtedly one of the most magical times to visit. As the snow begins to fall and blankets the area, the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, creating endless opportunities for outdoor activities and unforgettable snow-centric experiences.…

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Accommodation Mexico

Where to Stay in Todos Santos, Mexico (2024): Best Hotels & Airbnbs

view of Hotel san Cristobal from afar with hotel looking out over ocean

Wondering where to stay in Todos Santos? Consider this your comprehensive guide. Todos Santos is one of the most laid-back, sleepy surf towns in all of Mexico, but it’s been growing in popularity and attracting more and more visitors every year. While I’d love for this hidden gem to remain a secret forever, the pro of this rise in popularity is that over the past few years some really amazing hotels have been popping up around town. If you’re trying…

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27 Absolute Best Things to do in Todos Santos

Colorful streets of Todos Santos with hats and goods lined up outside

Looking for the best things to do in Todos Santos? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Although it has a reputation for being one of Mexico’s more sleepy, off-the-beaten-path beach towns, there are still so many amazing things to do in Todos Santos. By the end of this post you’ll have tons of ideas of ways to make your trip to Todos Santos exciting and activity-filled with all the highlights plus some unique adventures that are a bit more…

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12 Lake Tahoe Restaurants with a Scenic View

View from Gar Woods restaurant

After a long day of exploring all the natural beauty that Lake Tahoe has to offer, there’s nothing quite like resting your legs with a delicious lakeside meal and a side of views of the surrounding Sierras. Luckily there are a number of Lake Tahoe restaurants with a view that will make your jaw drop. But here’s the honest truth about the Lake Tahoe food scene: it’s not exactly a foodie mecca. Sure, there are plenty of places to grab…

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California USA

9 Best Boutique Hotels in Lake Tahoe for Design Lovers

Outdoor area featuring fire pit and umbrellas at Coachman Hotel

Lake Tahoe has every type of accommodation under the sun ranging from rustic cabins in the woods to luxury, big-name hotels. If you are looking for a more intimate, design-centric experience for your Tahoe stay, however, there are some really great boutique hotels that are definitely worth considering as you plan your Lake Tahoe adventures.  I am personally a huge boutique hotel fan, and I always look for unique places to stay in California with beautiful design anytime I’m planning…

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14 Best Hotels in Bacalar (Lagoon-Front & in Town)

Overwater huts on the Bacalar Lagoon

Imagine being surrounded by the most vibrant turquoise water you’ve ever seen, in a relaxed beach town that has yet to be discovered by hordes of tourists.  While this might sound like some far-off tropical island, Bacalar Lagoon is only a few-hour drive from the Cancun Airport! With that said, the Pueblo Magico of Bacalar is becoming more well-known, and with that are coming more beautiful hotels to choose from in the area that still retain that laidback essence that…

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Hawaii USA

10 Best Luxury Hotels in Kauai for a Beautiful Stay (2024)

Grand Hyatt Kauai lazy river

Despite the fact that Kauai has a reputation for being hyper-local and somewhat untouched, there are several amazing luxury hotels in Kauai you need to know about! Before our Kauai trip, I did a TON of hotel research, because I tend to be pretty picky about hotels and go for design-forward boutique properties. However, what I found is that Kauai is a little behind in the design hotel scene compared to other destinations. In many ways, the traditional Hawaiian tropical…

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16 Best Restaurants in Maui with a View You Can’t Miss

Beautiful view in Maui from the Andaz Maui

If you’re planning a trip to Maui, then you’re probably already aware that this island is the ultimate destination for an oceanfront dinner! Between rows of swaying palm trees, unbeatable sunsets over the Pacific, and some of the freshest fish around, dinner vibes don’t get much better than this. After reading this post, you’ll walk away knowing all the best restaurants in Maui with a view so you can get onto your itinerary planning stat, including making those reservations—because I’ll…

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