10 things to do in L.A. for free this Summer

1. Sound in Focus at the Annenberg Space for Photography Enjoy the exhibit by photographer Lauren Greenfield for free at the Annenberg Space for Photography before enjoying a free concert on the lawn. You do have reserve your spot here before attending the free concert.   2. Twilight Concerts The Twilight Concert Series has been a Santa Monica Summer staple for years. Make sure to bring a blanket or chairs to reserve you spot and get there early as crowds can get a bit hectic. All concerts are free.  

7 Reasons to plan a vacation in early December

The decorations I love holiday decorations! In early December, most cities have already decorated the streets with twinkling lights for the holidays. The markets are full of holiday decorations native to the country you visit. Short lines at the airport You will skip the lines involved with holiday travels by going to the airport in early December. Most people don’t travel during this time because they plan on traveling for Thanksgiving or in late December for Christmas and New Years. You won’t have to experience the long lines to check

5 Not-So-Guilty Pleasures

1.Thrift Store Shopping You already know about my favorite thrift stores in Los Angeles. I love the whole experience of thrift shopping. Looking for a treasure in the thrift store, that’s your exact size, and finding it, is like discovering treasure. It is one of my favorite feelings in the world! 2.Watching Bad Reality TV Sometimes after a long day at work, you just want to watch crazy rich ladies arguing about nonsense. Personally, I think it’s therapeutic. (My bf disagrees.) 3.Lean Pockets When I was in middle school, all I ever wanted for lunch

5 Carry-on essentials on a long trip

Planning a trip soon? Maybe it’s a vacation or a long awaited flight back home. Whatever it is, make sure you carry these 5 things in your carry-on to have you looking like a million bucks on arrival Sunglasses I always like to think of sunglasses as insta-makeup. When you’re tired, and just got off a 6 hour flight, nothing will make you look better than a pair of sunglasses! Choose a pair that is reflective and looks good with anything you wear. ZzzQuil There is nothing worse than going on  international flight and

5 San Francisco travel tips

San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the United States. I lived there for five years and witnessed many tourists struggle. These five tips will help you navigate the city like a local. 1.Don’t land at SFO. Don’t get me wrong, San Francisco International Airport is great. However, you can find much cheaper flights if you land in Oakland. The BART system will easily take you to the city from either airport. I recommend getting a shared airport shuttle from Oakland Airport to San Francisco because then you

Travel Guide to Sedona, AZ

Sedona is a great city to visit when you’re in need of relaxing vacation. Ever since going to Sedona for the first time 3 years ago, we can’t get enough! We go to Sedona at least once a year. The surreal landscape is beautiful and the local restaurants are delicious. The art community in Sedona is bustling. I recommend visiting the local galleries and spending some time in the Tlaquepaque Arts Center. Make sure to visit Tortas de Fuego they are one of the most affordable and tasty places to eat

Guide to Almerimar, Spain

Almerimar is a small beach town in Spain located on the south coast of Andalucía. The food is delicious and the views are amazing. I was lucky enough to live there for two months in 2015 as an Au Pair. Almerimar has a marina and is the perfect place to spend a holiday and sail. Tourists flock to Almerimar during the Spring and Summer months.   Many restaurants and shops are located along the water. The water is crystal clear and the weather is much like California’s. If it’s windy, you

10 Places in California that will make you feel like you’re halfway around the world.

Sometimes you just want to pack up your bags and travel somewhere new and exotic! However, our bank accounts don’t always agree. Don’t worry, I have the perfect list for you. These 10 places in California will make you feel like you are somewhere else, and best of all, they won’t break the bank. They are the perfect place for your next staycation. 1. Avalon, Catalina Island The minute you get to Avalon you will feel like you are not in the United States . The water is cleaner and the buildings are more

8 European cities to visit for under $80 a day.

Europe is known for its beautiful architecture and some of the most expensive cities in the world. However, a European trip can be affordable you just need to know where to go. Here are our favorite cheap cities to visit in Europe. 1. Prague, Czech Republic With 3-star hotels averaging at $40 a night, Prague is still one of the most affordable cities to visit in Europe. Most museums cost between $5 and $10 for a day pass. An average meal is between $4 and $12. Its easy to spend a days

5 ways to save on your holiday vacation.

1.Book your flights in advance. Some people like to wait until the last minute to book their airfare, the holidays are not the time to do so. Because flights are so in demand, you will end up paying more for your flight if you get closer to the date of travel. Try to book your flight 6-8 weeks in advance. Travel on a weekday, and make sure to delete your cookies,  and browse with your privacy setting on, if your visiting a travel site multiple times. Sometimes sites will keep track