The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

The Historic Sofia Hotel in San Diego

I recently attended the Adobe MAX conference at the San Diego Convention Center (if you're a creative, you need to go!) and since it was a packed event, most of the hotels near the convention center were full.  Thankfully, Sofia Hotel had a room available and I'm so glad they did because I really enjoyed my stay here. 

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Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

Explore Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

If you happen to have a layover in Japan or want to see the second most visited hatsumode spots (first Shinto shrine visit of the Japanese New Year) in Japan, then Narita Shinshoji Temple is the perfect place to go. It is conveniently located only one train stop (8 minutes) from Narita International Airport. 

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Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

Our Top 10 Travel Highlights From 2016

 Can you believe we're almost at the end of 2016? We say this every year, but time just flies by so fast! We did a good amount of traveling this year and wanted to share with you our favorite travel destinations of 2016. From Iceland to California to Indiana, each location had something fun and unique to offer. 

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Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

Mori Art Museum: The Universe and Art Exhibit in Roppongi, Japan

The Mori Art Museum in Roppongi Hills is quite popular with world-class exhibitions and contemporary art. At the time we went, there was a great 'Universe and Art' exhibit going on that we were interested in checking out. If you are a fan of space, astronomy, astronauts, aliens, Galileo, Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, or teamLab, than this is a must-see exhibit. 

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Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Steak Katsu (or gyukatsu) is relatively new in Japan. It’s so new that not even my Japanese relatives knew about it when I went to go visit them in November 2016. Katsu, meaning (fried) cutlet, is very common in Japan, but most of the time, it’s made with pork or chicken. There’s a few places that I know of that currently serves steak katsu and Shibuya is one of them. 

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10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel to Iceland

10 Photos That Will Inspire You To Travel to Iceland

I have expressed how much I love Iceland to the point where I'm kind of obsessed with the country. It's just such an amazing location with dramatic landscapes everywhere you turn. Here are my top 10 favorite photos I took in Iceland that I hope will inspire others to travel to this beautiful country. 

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Why Everyone Is Talking About the Custom Coordinate Wanderer Bracelets

Why Everyone Is Talking About the Custom Coordinate Wanderer Bracelets

We were recently approached by Wanderer Bracelets to review their bracelets and we instantly fell in love. They have a beautiful line-up of bracelets and the best part is that it's all for a good cause.  Wanderer bracelets supports jobs for village artisans in Bali, Indonesia. 

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How I Saved Over $4,500 on Travel with Southwest Airlines

How I Saved Over $4,500 on Travel with Southwest Airlines

Southwest is one one of my favorite airlines here in the US and I saved big over the last year with their Companion Pass. For those that don’t know what a Companion Pass is, it’s a pass that lets you choose one person to fly free with you every time you purchase or redeem points for a flight. So, since I almost always purchase 2 tickets (one for me and one for Ryan), it was a huge money saver!

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Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch | Long Beach, CA

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch | Long Beach, CA

I've only visited Long Beach a couple of times and it was to meet up with friends for dinner.  One day, I went to Long Beach for a shoot and it was at Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch. I had no idea about this location and was surprised at how beautiful and peaceful it was. Surprisingly, it's located adjacent to California State University. 

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Your Ultimate Guide to 36 Hours in Denver, Colorado

Your Ultimate Guide to 36 Hours in Denver, Colorado

We've been to Colorado before to explore Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, but this was our first time exploring Denver. Whenever visiting Colorado, I hear a lot of visitors talk about what they did outside of the city, but not many recommendations on what to do in the city of Denver. With the help of Visit Denver and some local friends, we were able to find some fun things to do while we were there for 36 hours.

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The Mysterious Pirate Tower at Laguna Beach, CA

The Mysterious Pirate Tower at Laguna Beach, CA

Southern California just doesn't want to cool down (it's November and 90 degrees), so I decided to check out the Pirate Tower one afternoon at Victoria Beach. This beach is right next to Laguna Beach, but I was told that it was in a residential area. This meant that it is away from the tourist crowds and sorta private.  

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