VERVE COFFEE ROASTERS REVIEW – Santa Cruz, CA

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Verve Coffee Roasters is a great local coffee shop in Santa Cruz, Ca.  There are a few different Verve locations, but the one I visited was located at 1540 Pacific Avenue. The decor here is very clean and modern.  You’ll find a nice array of coffee and pastries.  They also sell some of their own merchandise, […]

Golden Gate Bridge

THE DARK SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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If you checked out my earlier post, you’ll see that in November I was able to see the Golden Gate bridge for the very first time, and how EXCITED I was to finally view it.  When I walked on the bridge, I realized there was a side of it that I had never known about.  A side […]

San Francisco

(FINALLY) SEEING THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

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This year I redeemed myself.  Here’s why….. Last year when I visited San Francisco for the very first time ever, I was so excited to see the Golden Gate Bridge.  It was the one and only thing that I was really dying to see upon my trip to the bay area.  I drove a good […]

Santa Cruz, CA Monarch Butterfly Trail

MIGRATION OF THE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES – SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

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Last week during my stay in Santa Cruz, I visited the Monarch Butterfly trail at Natural Bridges State Beach.  I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find hundreds of beautiful butterflies flying above me!  Some of the tree branches held so many butterflies that you would have thought they were […]

PIGEON POINT LIGHTHOUSE – PESCADERO, CALIFORNIA

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Last week I went on another fabulous trip to California!  The West Coast just never gets old to me.  I wandered around Santa Cruz but also made my way back down to San Luis Obispo for a day as well as San Francisco. 50 miles South of San Francisco in beautiful Pescadero, California, I stumbled upon […]

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ / THURSDAY INSPIRATION

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Hey all!  I’ve been California dreaming for the last week.  Sorry I haven’t had a chance to post!  Next week I will have lots to share with you all, as I head back East on Saturday.  *sad face* Here’s a preview of my time over the last week…… Oh and below, also find your Thursday […]

BREAKING THE STEREOTYPE – A CALIFORNIA COMMUNE

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When most of us hear the word commune, we’re likely to imagine hippies, drugs, peace signs, and other 60’s stereotypes.  Ever seen the movie Wanderlust?  Hilarious film, and those are the kinds of people that I think of.  When my friend told me he was moving into a California commune, those were the first things that came to […]

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HOW I ENDED UP IN A GQ PHOTOSHOOT WHILE TRAVELING

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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” -Henry Miller In September of 2013 I got to see first-hand just how getting out of your comfort zone can allow for amazing things to happen.  I believe that everything happens for a reason, and this particular trip was proof of that. I […]