Travel

In August we took a family trip to Yosemite. Its about a three hour drive to get there from the Bay Area so there really is no excuse for not getting out and enjoying the natural beauty there! There are several entrances to the 1,200 square miles of Yosemite National Park, but the main gateway is […]

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In honor of my mom’s birthday today, I want to share a Mother Daughter tradition of ours. Teatime. We’ve gotten tea together in Colonial Williamsburg, on Victoria Island, traditional British tea in England, and in cozy Southern tea rooms in Texas, but one of the most stunning places that we’ve had tea together is at […]

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You’ve probably heard of Muir Woods. It’s the lush forest just 11 miles north of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge, as a part of the National Parks system on Mount Tamalpais. It’s unique position underneath the ever present San Francisco fog gives it a lush vegetation and creates an other worldly look to it. […]

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Marin County sits just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. It is home to beautiful, natural beauty including Mount Tamalpais (aka Mt. Tam) & the famous Muir Woods. You can also find the Marin Headlands there with its incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge. It’s easy to fall into a routine of […]

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Running summer camps allows me to visit all sorts of neat places in my area that I wouldn’t normally think of visiting. I shared the adorable Harley Farm goats earlier & their shop filled with the best goat cheese around. Another little hidden spot that we have is called CuriOdessey. It’s a science museum & […]

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Where can you go to church, browse a bookstore, spend a retreat in silence, AND go wine tasting? I know you ask yourself that all of the time. The answer is the Abbey of New Clairvaux Vineyard, seriously one of the most unique spots I’ve ever visited. It’s located about 3 hours north of San […]

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Traveling down Highway 1 is one of the most gorgeous drives in the country. It takes you from the rugged coastline in Mendocino in Northern California, cuts through San Francisco, continues down through Monterrey, Carmel, Santa Barbara, cuts through LA & Orange Counties (where everyone knows it as PCH, Pacific Coast Highway) and ends at the […]

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In my non blogging life I work in Parks & Rec and run a summer camp each year. One of my favorite field trips is out to a berry picking farm. I love getting the kids out & experiencing farm life, something away from their phones & tablets. They always return dirty & berry stained…to […]

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The San Francisco Bay Area is a simply stunning place to live. There are definitely pros & cons (housing prices & traffic) to living here, but being surrounded by so much rugged, natural beauty is so inspiring. Running is not my favorite thing, but I like eating cake so running it is! If I can […]

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