I am grateful and flattered to announced that I was nominated for my first blog award! Sunshine Blogger Award nominations are given to bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring by other bloggers who appreciate their work.
Humboldt County is mostly known for being the marijuana capital of America, but relatively few people know about what a great getaway destination it is. Notably, the the Northern California county is a wonderful vacation spot for hikes around its towering redwoods, beautiful jagged coastline, and in my opinion, great beers. I am fortunate to have done countless trips to Humboldt because Roger is from the region, but wanted to finally create a list of recommendations for first-timers and those who aren’t familiar with the area. I truly believe it is Northern California’s best kept secret. I personally love Humboldt for its quiet, small town vibes and relaxing outdoorsy offerings. If you’re interested in doing a trip to the lush and inviting Californian destination, here are my top things to do in Humboldt County.
Whether you have an entire week available or just 48 hours, Monterey Bay is a wonderful destination for relaxation with delicious eats and views of the Pacific. This trip was very unconventional for me, as I booked our accommodations the day of via Hotwire. While the $260 price point seemed like a lot, this was definitely the lowest I could find in the area at the “80% recommended” rating. I also compared the pricing with hotels and Airbnb’s in Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and Sonoma and this was the cheapest rate I found by a long shot. In under 48 hours, we split our time between Monterey, Santa Cruz, and stops in between. Here are my weekend itinerary and recommendations of things to do in Monterey Bay! Read More
We only had 3 short days in Paris during our 19 days in Europe, but boy did we make the most of it. Unsurprisingly, this historic metropolis had the longest list of “things to do” of all the cities we visited so we got to know the Metro system very well and walked at light-speed to get from attraction to attraction. If you only have a few days in Paris like we did, here is a helpful list of things to do in Paris given your short – but definitely worthwhile – stay. It really is a special place and I can’t wait to go back. Read More