Wine-tasting in Napa and Sonoma

Recently I flew out to San Francisco for work, but headed out a day early to have a day to spend in the Bay Area. When I landed, my friend Shea texted me and said, “Hey, are you down to go to Napa for the day? I rented a car.” Ummm, yes. Our first stop? Ledson … Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Coachella

Coachella First Timer

This year I headed to Coachella for the first time. As it was my first Coachella, I did some things right, and quite a few things wrong. I wanted to highlight my top ten tips that will improve your Coachella experience immensely. Or I mean, at least prevent a second-degree sunburn. DO remember you can’t see every show. … Read more

My First Coachella: Highs, Lows, and What I Wish I Had Done Differently

Coachella First Timer

Although I went to Coachella three months ago, I’ve been struggling to describe my first-time Coachella experience ever since. It was a whirlwind. But all in all, Coachella was one of the most fun weekends of my life, and turned me into a full-blown festival addict. But there are a few things I would have done differently. (Namely packing. … Read more

Running Bay to Breakers, San Francisco’s Wackiest Race

Bay to Breakers

This year I decided to finally run Bay to Breakers. I had watched the race from the sidelines in high school, but had never attempted running the course. It was time. Bay to Breakers is a 12K race in San Francisco known for its wacky costumes and public nudity. Basically, it’s a 7.5 mile party. Fun fact – Bay to … Read more

Falling in Love with Southern California

After our fast-paced weekend in LA, we headed south to chilled out Chula Vista for a bit of sun and sand. Instead of staying with a friend, we found a place to stay with a Southern California native and lifeguard through Couchsurfing.

One of my favorite parts of Couchsurfing is that it gives you the chance to explore places you would never have seen otherwise. And it turns out bunking up with a lifeguard host means lots and lots of beach time! 

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Finding Love for Los Angeles

To be honest, Los Angeles isn’t my favorite city. The lack of history, the strip malls, the traffic- oh dear god, the traffic- combine themselves in a way I find to be overwhelming. But on this visit to the city of angels I had an absolutely amazing time due in no small part to the company: … Read more