• Review of Casa Fauda: Joshua Tree Airbnb

    Joshua Tree is full of wonder with its rugged boulders, quirky Joshua Trees, and starry nights. It’s a truly one of the most unique places to stay in California! There are endless options for accommodations, too. Artists, architects, and the design-enthusiasts are creating an array of stylish homes. Whether it’s strange architecture, bizarrely cool amenities, or […]

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    March 17, 2022 By inAra
  • Airbnb Review: Venice Canals Sanctuary

    Venice Beach is an all-time Californian favorite. From its world-famous boardwalk to Abbot Kinney Blvd., you’ll find an artsy, vibrant mix of things to do on your adventure in Southern California. Are you planning a trip to Venice Beach but unsure where to stay? Venice Beach has an assortment of incredible choices of Airbnbs to pick […]

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    March 8, 2022 By inAra
  • OUR 30-DAY CALIFORNIA-IDAHO-UTAH-ARIZONA CAMPERVAN ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

    This is probably the longest campervan roadtrip itinerary that I have ever written. We did the following itinerary in 3 months (October-December/2021). One of #vanlife perks is that we get to choose our own adventure, no pressure – see as many or as few of the sights as we like. Skip some landmarks and make […]

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    December 14, 2021 By inAra
  • Review: Luna Cabin Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree is a bohemian wilderness of otherworldly landscapes which has lately become one of the top destinations for people looking to escape the hustle bustle LA and get a dose of nature. Joshua Tree has a seemingly endless supply of unique Airbnbs. On our most recent trip to Joshua Tree we opted for a […]

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    September 18, 2021 By inAra
  • A GUIDE TO THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL BY 123 FARM

    In the late spring and summer, there’s a Lavender Festival in Southern California that will transport you to purple fields of fresh lavender. From May-August, the 123 Farm at Highland Springs Ranch & Inn hosts a Lavender Festival to celebrate the beginning of lavender harvest season. I’d heard of this festival a few years back, […]

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    July 1, 2021 By inAra
  • Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Spa: A Desert Oasis

    It’s no secret that I am completely obsessed with Palm Springs. For years Palm Springs has been a California desert retreat, known for its modern and chic style. There have always been plenty of reasons to vacation in this Southern California haven: sunshine, spas, hiking, golf, art, and mid-century modern architecture.  When it comes to Palm Springs […]

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    June 19, 2021 By inAra
  • Where to See Stunning Spring Bloom in and around LA

    Spring is my favorite time of year in Southern California. Everything is blooming and it’s time to burst out those sandals and floral dresses and get ready to smell the flowers. My friends often tell me how much they want to see spring blooms but they always plan it too late. Every year is different and […]

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    April 24, 2021 By inAra
  • Carlsbad: The Perfect Spring Vacation Destination

    Winter is just ending and spring is now beginning. Many families look forward to visit the Flowers Field located in Carlsbad California just North of San Diego City during spring time. Every year from March 1st to May 13th, 50 acres on the west side of Carlsbad come alive with the beauty of thousands of […]

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    April 13, 2021 By inAra
  • Death Valley Photo Spots

    I had been wanting to visit Death Valley for a long time, and this year I seized the chance to visit this unique national park (only 2 hours from Las Vegas) on my Nevada roadtrip. You might think that Death Valley is dull and boring (by the name of it); nope, Death Valley National Park […]

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    November 13, 2020 By inAra
  • EXPERIENCE FALL COLORS IN THE EASTERN SIERRA, CALIFORNIA

    Having experienced fall in all its glory in Maine 3 years ago, I was not expecting to be much impressed by fall colors in Eastern Sierra. But a week spent driving up California 395 from Los Angeles to Mammoth Lakes in the fall changed my mind in a hurry. Majestic mountains, meandering rivers, gorgeous lakes […]

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    October 30, 2020 By inAra
  • California Campervan Road Trip: Cruising Up Highway 395 from LA to Lake Tahoe

    You’ve heard of Route 66. You know about Highway 1. But what about Highway 395? Highway 395 is our family’s favorite roadtrip in California. It is the road that parallels the Eastern Sierra’s and provides access to some of the best hiking, lakes, and hot springs. And the fact that this area is not as well […]

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    August 27, 2020 By inAra