The Boardwalk Along the Beach in Santa Cruz


Santa Cruz’s Beach Boardwalk Roller coasters. Ferris wheels. Funnel cakes. And in this case, a candy-colored chairlift. Is it just me or does a boardwalk along the beach scream “summer”?! Let’s see, you’ve got a thriving amusement park on one side, and then a lively beach scene on the other. Yeah, it’s a good time. […]

Read More

Strawberry Picking on California’s Coast


Oh, the joys of strawberry picking. Not too many Saturdays ago, Derek and I booked a rental car and headed down the coast. While the day turned out to be a bit foggier than we anticipated, it was still quite a refreshing city escape. Our end destination was the coastal town of Santa Cruz, yet […]

Read More

Where to Find California’s Most Colorful Mountain


If you’re a lover of all things color then listen up! What if I told you there is a man-made mountain located in the middle of the desert here in California? Not sure how this relates? Well, what if I said it was the state’s most colorful mountain, quite mostly the country’s, too? Yep, a mound […]

Read More

Seven Hours in Palm Springs

You know what’s about an hour’s drive of Joshua Tree? Okay, let me give you a hint. Two words. The first starts with a P. The second word contains the name of a season. Yep, Palm Springs! Ah, Palm Springs. This place makes my heart sing happy songs. Bright colors. Retro style. And of course […]

Read More

The Ultimate Place for Cacti Lovers

If your heart starts to flutter as much as mine does when your eyes spot anything cacti related, well then keep on scrolling because this post is for you. What is it about these prickly creatures that make our hearts melt so? Someone please tell me. Let’s be honest, it’s not like these spiky species […]

Read More

The Sweetest Desert Oasis

I know I confessed my love for the dreamy desert area of Joshua Tree here, but I just couldn’t help but share more on the place we were fortunate enough to call home, even if it was only for two days. This one-roomed studio (with a detached out-house in the back!) was the sweetest, most […]

Read More