Small Business Shopping Guide

Small business shopping guide

Miansai in Venice Beach, California.

I’m not big on Black Friday shopping, it’s just never been my thing. I don’t like the crowds or excessive consumption based solely on the idea of a good deal. I do love the idea of Small Business Saturday though, that’s an idea I can fully support. Today I’ve gathered up some of my favorite California-local recommendations from friends and family, and some of my personal favorites as well to share with you.

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12 Hours In Monterey City Guide

12 Hours in Monterey City Guide

This post is sponsored by See Monterey.

Monterey County has always been a beautiful place to visit, whether I’m at the beach or in the town, nature plays a big part of that beauty. After all of my recent travels near and far, I’ve been a little desperate for some time along the coast and most importantly, some much-needed family time. This weekend we took a daytrip to Monterey County, and I’ve partnered with See Monterey to share our 12 hour Monterey City Guide with you. Whether you’re headed down from the SF Bay Area, or just stopping during a Highway 1 roadtrip, these activities will give you a good feeling for the Monterey area.

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Guide to Ring Road, 10 Day Drive Around Iceland

Guide to Ring Road in Iceland

Last month we spent 10 days driving around the beautiful highway 1 in Iceland. It’s more famous nickname is Ring Road, because it spans (for the most part) the outer ring of the island. Before leaving the airport, we picked up a pre-paid sim card (with data) to use in my husband’s unlocked iPhone (it’s not special, but purchased directly from Apple, not a carrier like AT&T). He swapped the sims out and we had enough data to get us all the way around the island. We broke our days up into an average of 3 hours drive time for each day, and spent lots of other time exploring and stopping along the way.

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