5 Things You Need On Any Travel Itinerary

5 Things You Need On Any Travel Itinerary

Traveling can be messy and chaotic sometimes, that is why I typically like to have a plan. Not a strict minute by minute schedule, but a vague idea of what I will be doing. Plus it saves time and stress. Some people may only plan on places they want to eat, or stay. Not getting the most out of their travel.

That is why I created a list of categories that everyone should keep in mind when planning their next vacay. This list is not specific to what to do but topics to get anyone started.

Hotel Overview | The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Hotel Overview | The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

During our last trip to San Diego we had the opportunity to stay at Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa and we had the BEST time. We love escaping to cooler temperatures to enjoy some time outside as a family and The Catamaran did not disappoint.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

You guys probably already know, but Sedona is one of our favorite weekend trip destinations. It’s so beautiful, the weather is always nicer than it is in Phoenix and there’s lots to do. One of the best parts of visiting Sedona is getting to stay at the Hilton Sedona Bell Rock.

We LOVE vacationing here because it is just the best escape. The resort is so peaceful and relaxing as it’s nestled right in the middle of Sedona’s red rock mountains. Honestly no matter where you are within the resort, the view is spectacular.

Wine With A View | Travel Guide

Wine With A View | Travel Guide

As I was sipping on my glass of sauvignon blanc watching the waves crash against the sandy beach and the sun set into the pinky orange sky, all three of my babes by my side,  I couldn’t help but think nothing is better than this. Traveling has always been my strong suit, I thrive in new cities, new restaurants, new people all around me. Which also got me thinking that I have had my daily glass of vino in so many amazing places that I must share!

Beach Getaway | What To Do + What To Pack

Beach Getaway | What To Do + What To Pack

Beach getaways will always be one of my favorite things. Even more so now that I have my very own little tribe to take along with me. I love when we all get to get away together, it's like an escape from all reality.

Fortunately our move to the middle of the desert wasn’t too far away for a trip to the beach. We can pack our bags and be soaking up the sun in five quick hours. 

10 Kitchen Swaps To A Healthier You

10 Kitchen Swaps To A Healthier You

The kitchen is one of my many happy places. For obvious reasons like the food it has to offer but also for not so obvious reasons this is a place to create and really be in my element. Nutritious and organic can be delicious. As well as easy, swapping out a few things here and there for raw and natural ingredients, not only will make a difference in the taste of your food, but can alter your healthy, mood, and energy levels.

So I have put together a list of ten different ways you can switch up your food, and only gain good things while doing so. So grab a pen and the nearest piece of paper, because I promise, you will be running to the store to grab these hot items.

Getting Your Sweat In On Vacay

Getting Your Sweat In On Vacay

Working out on vacation is not for everyone. I totally get that, but for those who like to get their sweat in different time zones you know how hard it can be to get that perfect sesh in. Hotel gyms are tight, never have all of the right equipment, and honestly they smell weird. Personally I am a studio addict and have probably been to 90% of them on the west coast alone, ya know Soul Cycle for life.

Boost Your Energy While Traveling

Boost Your Energy While Traveling

Jet lag… we’ve all had it and we all know how miserable it can be. Whether it is a two hour difference to your neighboring state or nine hours away in the city of love. These time differences can really take a toll on your body and make or break your travel experience.

Over my years of jet lag, lack of energy, and coast to coast trips, I have learned the in’s and the out’s of making the most of my time. Energy is key, it is literally what makes the world go round in so many aspects of life. So I thought i would share how I keep my energy level at its best during my travels.

Airport Hacks & Tips

Airport Hacks & Tips

Have you ever been in a frantic state running semi late but kind of on time for your flight? And then when you are going to check your bag the scale reads ten pounds over? But it’s like you need all three lotions, the extra four outfits, and that magic bullet blender for your morning smoothie ritual. So there you are on the “God knows what has been on here” airport floor trying to do a bag shuffle and make it work, all while trying to catch your flight in time.

Hotel Overview | The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Hotel Overview | The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

We are getting so close to the due date of our little one, so just last week the time had finally come for us to go on our Babymoon! The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara treated us to the sweetest little weekend to celebrate our little girl’s upcoming arrival.

Los Angeles Baby Shower

Los Angeles Baby Shower

Our baby shower in LA was so magical. LA is where it all started for my little family. I met Kevin only a week after moving to LA and we instantly had a connection and became good friends. When we finally started dating, he moved to San Francisco where I eventually followed.

Luxury Community Overview | Featuring Pine Canyon

Luxury Community Overview | Featuring Pine Canyon

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share one of my recent trips to Flagstaff with you. This trip was extra special because we actually got to visit and stay at Pine Canyon, a luxury homes community.

What I Would Wear To Coachella This Year

What I Would Wear To Coachella This Year

Hi guys, as you know I'm 2 years retired from a 6 year COACHELLA STREAK. I haven't really missed it up until this year, but I don't think they allow pregnant women to attend anyway. haha! I may have one more Coachella blow out weekend in me in the next two years... and then I'll retire for good. If you're looking for some tips, see this post. Otherwise, this is ALL #OOTD.

Hotel Overview | Featuring The Landing Lake Tahoe

Hotel Overview | Featuring The Landing Lake Tahoe

As you guys probably know, we recently took a trip to Lake Tahoe a couple of weekends ago and it was such a nice little getaway. We had the opportunity to stay at The Landing Lake Tahoe and it was just the relaxing trip we needed.

California Wine Country

California Wine Country

Taking your first trip to Wine Country? I wanted to share some of my favorite spots with you to help you navigate. I've sat down to write this a million times but something always came up. So here it is... ever-changing and they need our business more than ever.

Napa/Sonoma has a very special place in my heart. My husband and I would head that way when living in SF almost every chance we got. I would drink and he would eat, it was a win-win. We spent lots of special occasions in this magical place and we definitely know our way around.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Waikiki Parc

Hotel Overview | Featuring Waikiki Parc

As you guys may know, we recently traveled to Hawaii and had the opportunity to stay at Waikiki Parc. It’s such a beautiful and relaxing hotel and everything about our stay was so perfect. The hardest part about our stay was deciding when to go out and explore and when to stay and enjoy everything the hotel had to offer.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa

Hotel Overview | Featuring Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa

Sedona is one of my favorite cities to visit during this time of year. It’s always so beautiful there and the winter weather just makes it even better.

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

Hotel Overview | Featuring Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock

I recently had the opportunity to stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort Bell Rock and you guys, it was SO amazing! Our entire stay was absolutely nothing short of dreamy. It’s incredible how relaxing and peaceful the resort is. It’s nestled right in the middle of Sedona’s infamous red rock mountains so no matter where you are within the resort, the view is spectacular.