10 Best Places to Travel with Kids in 2024

Explore the 10 best places to travel with kids in 2024. From ancient ruins to natural wonders, these destinations promise adventure, education, and unforgettable memories…

15 Hour Layover in Taipei, Taiwan

As we headed home with huge smiles from two weeks exploring the magic of Ubud, Bali and our Komodo Island Tour, we found ourselves facing a 15-hour layover in Taipei, Taiwan.
Despite our travel fatigue after two weeks away, we decided to leave the Taiwan Taoyuan international airport (TPE) and experience as many of Taipei’s cultural sights as possible.
Here are five…

Unique and Thoughtful Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, a special friend, or just feel like celebrating yourself, finding something fun and fabulous is always exciting. While I adore the classic roses (white) and chocolates (dark), here are some unique and thoughtful Valentine’s gift ideas.

Cozy Quince Slippers
The…

5 Tips to Elevate A Guest Bathroom

Living in Hermosa Beach means there’s always a steady stream of houseguests, and I absolutely love playing host to our friends and family. Given the limited space in our beach house, I’m constantly on the lookout for tips to elevate a guest bathroom. With each square foot being precious, I strive to make the most of it. To me, a guest…

Love Actually Live at The Wallis: L.A.’s Quintessential Holiday Tradition

As the holiday season winds down, we decided to cap it off with a fun double date night watching ‘Love Actually Live’ at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. This heartwarming and immersive show has become one of L.A.’s quintessential holiday traditions.

 The ‘Love Actually Live’ production captures the spirit of the beloved…

Celebrate the Holidays with the Pacific Chorale Concert at Segerstrom Concert Hall

The holiday season is a time for creating moments that matter, and I shared a festive evening with family enjoying the Descanso’s delicious Plancha Dining experience, and the heartwarming ‘Tis the Season’ Pacific Chorale Concert at the Segerstrom Concert Hall.

Descanso’s Plancha Dining: Up Close and Personal
Descanso restaurant in Costa Mesa offers a unique blend of Mexican flavors…

Best Things to do in Seminyak Bali!

On our recent holiday to Bali, we explored Things to Do in Ubud, Bali: 8 Amazing Adventures, Komodo Island Tour: 3 days 2 nights of magic, and we were ready to discover the best things to do in Seminyak. Seminyak is a tranquil town on the southwest coast of Bali. It’s a surfers paradise filled with pristine beaches, delicious restaurants, fun nightlife, &hellip…

Komodo Island Tour: 3 Days, 2 Nights of Magic!

There are cool trips, and then there are magical experiences that etch lasting memories on your soul. Our Komodo Island Tour undoubtedly falls into the latter category. This was not just a travel adventure, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the Komodo National Park. Allow me to offer a piece of advice here, if you are able, consider splurging a bit.

There…

Things to Do in Ubud Bali: 8 Amazing Adventures

We were beyond excited to finally visit the spiritual Indonesian island of Bali as it’s been on our travel bucket list for many years. We landed in Bali and headed straight to Ubud, a town known for its peaceful culture and tranquil beauty, to decompress from our long 30 hour flight. Ubud is nestled in the heart of Bali surrounded by lush rice…

12 Hour Layover in Sydney: Making the Most of it!

We are pretty seasoned travelers with a knack for seizing every opportunity to explore fun cities, so we were thrilled to learn our journey to Bali presented a 12 hour layover in the gorgeous city of Sydney. While we have visited Australia a few times and had 8 Reasons to Visit Sydney with Kids, the prospect of a day in Sydney sounded fabulous … Read…