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Have A Wonderfully Socially Distanced Christmas

Have a wonderfully socially distanced Christmas, this year, welcome to the quarantine holidays. Wow. When I wrote last year's blog…

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Capturing a COVID World in Photos

'm capturing a COVID world in photos because it's hard to capture the surrealness of COVID19 into words. While my…

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Corona in California and Things to Do During COVID

The streets are mostly empty, thanks to Corona in California, and it’s hard to find things to do during COVID.…

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Go Explore and See Where The Road Ends

Go explore and see where the road ends. Drive until you run out of pavement and hit dirt and gravel.…

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Epic Road Trip from Los Angeles to Zion & Bryce

This is the story of our epic road trip from Los Angeles to Zion and Bryce National Parks in Utah. …

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Los Angeles Winter Mountains

The sky reflected our moods, and we could see the white-topped peaks just out of our reach, lining the ring…

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No Wine (ing) on the Pacific Coast Highway

Our goal was to go wine (ing) on the Pacific Coast Highway: wine tasting through the California Winery Region, however…

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A Travel Guide to Malibu Pier

Malibu Beach Pier A Travel Guide to Malibu Pier rounds out our list of Favorite SoCal Beach Piers. We started…

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Travel Guide to Visiting Santa Monica Pier

We are here to help but giving you a visual tour of visiting Santa Monica Pier and a travel guide…

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Morning Coffee in the Mountain Air at Half Dome

Sipping morning coffee in the mountain air at Half Dome while watching the sunrise in Yosemite is one of the…

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Travel Guide to Favorite SoCal Beach Piers

It's a round-up of my favorite SoCal Beach Piers because Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer...unless you are…

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LA Day Trip to Solvang

Take an LA day trip to Solvang If you are looking to really feel like you are escaping Los Angeles.…

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Renaissance Faire and the Places of Wonder and Play

I seek places that bring the wonder, joy of play, and inspiration, and last week I found them in the…

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Road Trippin In The Southwest!

One of the most spectacular parts of the country in the United States is in the Southwestern corridor! Together with…

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Adventures Aboard the USS Iowa Historic Battleship

There is such a sense of pride, community, and patriotism as soon as you step on deck.  Guests are greeted…

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Experience Luxury Travel Close to Home

Shop Local The holiday season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is a whirlwind.  Too much activity, not enough relaxation.  Wanderlusting,…

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Wander Hollywood

Now that I've been here about 2 and a half years, you can take my lessons learned if you want…

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Travel Guide to Discover Torrance

As many of you are already aware, I recently relocated from Chicago to Southern California. One of my goals after…

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Travel Guide to Surf City

A travel guide to Surf City where summer lasts forever in Huntington Beach. This place brings the promise of never-ending…

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Sunset at Joshua Tree

It was another spontaneous trip to Joshua Tree, We decided in less than 12 hours that we would drive out…

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Wanderlust Here: Adventure & More in 5 Beautiful States

Author: fitlifeandtravel.com Satisfy Your Wanderlust In These 5 Beautiful States With Extraordinary Adventure, Culture, and Wow! Imagine a place of red…

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Hetch Hetchy, Another Option for Yosemite

Not many people realized Hetchy Hetchy is another option when visiting Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I didn’t know this existed…

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Shopping in Ojai: Fig Curated Living

Step inside this amazing shop called Fig in Ojai part eclectic, bohemian, philosophical shop this is a wonderland for every…

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Hiking Barker Dam at Joshua Tree

When I heard that Barker Dam was also known as Big Horn Dam for all of the big horned sheep…

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Where to Stay in Yosemite: Evergreen Lodge

Evergreen Lodge: Not only did it have everything I was looking for, but activities for the kids, a rustic, but…

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Yosemite Travel Tips from First Timers (and one on crutches)

We received a lot of advice about getting to Yosemite early, parking in one of the main lots and then…

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Rolling Green Hills of Spring

When I arrived in Los Angeles I loved the ability to see rolling hills and beauty rising up into the…

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Wanderlusting Up The California Coast

The saying goes…” it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. This begins my tale of the drive up the coast one…

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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

A trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. When completed In 1872, it became…

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A Chicago Gal Experiences the California Wildfires

Note from Zanne: The Thomas Wildfire began December 4, 2017, and burned 440 square miles across Ventura and Santa Barbara…

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