Hiking Angel’s Landing

My sister came to visit this past May and we decided to take a little road trip up to Zion National Park in Utah. Β We were able to get a last minute campsite at Watchman Campground, one of the two sites inside the park. Β Our goal for the trip was to hike Angel’s landing, named…

Day-tripping to Sedona

Sorry for the blogging delay but we were traveling non-stop over the Christmas holidays and then I got sick!  Now that I’m finally getting over my cold, (just in time for a weekend trip) I can finally get back to telling you about the amazing time we had in Arizona over Christmas. We drove 6.5…

2016 Recap

As 2016 is coming to a close, I have been reminiscing about the amazing trips I’ve been able to take this year.  Since I work so much while I’m home, I’ve been really fortunate to be able to travel as much as I have, both internationally and within the states.  That being said, here’s a…

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas

Every year Julio and I drive to Las Vegas the Wednesday before Thanksgiving to spend time with my Dad’s brother and sister and their side of the family.  I get to see my cousins, we spend time on the strip, and it’s a nice change of scenery.  This year, Julio’s parents decided to join us,…

Birthday Pool Party at Harrah’s

For our coworker Ashlee’s birthday this year, she wanted everyone to go to Harrah’s of Southern California, a hotel/casino about an hour northeast of us in San Diego.Β  Luckily, she planned it for a Tuesday, and called ahead to arrange for a group of rooms to be set aside for her at a special birthday…

24 Hours at MGM Las Vegas

Julio and I have both been working lots of overtime the past month because some of our co-workers have gone on their own vacations (the nerve!) so when I got an email from Travelocity about great hotel and flight deals to Vegas with some added perks, I booked us a quick trip for our first day off…

Multnomah Falls Adventure

Before coming back to San Diego, my parents and I had a full day in Portland, Oregon to explore.  My mom suggested Multnomah Falls, a 600 foot waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge thirty minutes outside the city.  We left Crater Lake around 8:30 and arrived back in Portland around noon.  Unfortunately, as we…

7 Fun Hikes to do in Crater Lake

My parents and I spent two days in Crater Lake National Park this summer taking in the sights and doing some hiking.  We took several different trails over the course of our visit, nothing super strenuous, but enough to give us a variety of angles of the lake and work up a good sweat!  Here…

Crater Lake- The East Rim

Hi everyone!!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged but after I hurt my ankle, I kind of fell into a funk and didn’t do much of anything.  I mean, I was writing a post about the 7 top hiking trails in San Diego and then I fall and tear ankle ligaments while doing…

Jim Morrison Cave

**Note: This cave is now closed to the public due to people defacing the cave with graffiti.  Violating this rule will get you a $380 citation.  Yes, Sarah and I did go to the cave 3 days after it was closed but obviously we would never deface the cave ourselves, and we knew the chances…

Cinco in San Diego

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! Or, yesterday rather.  Regardless, I hope everyone had a great day celebrating their Mexican history and heritage!  I know we did.  Cinco de Mayo, not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16, celebrates the Mexican army’s unlikely win over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on…

Orfila Winery

Not all of Julio and I’s adventures are international ones.  On our days off we like to explore the area around San Diego and one of our favorite things to do is go wine tasting.  Since I had to go pick up my wine selections for the month (I’m a wine club member), we drove…