Hiking Through California

Hiking Through California at Redondo Beach in Half Moon Bay, California

This post is sponsored by Athleta.

Since I’ve lived my entire life in California, the outdoors have always been a big part of my life. In my childhood I spent hours playing outside and as I grew older I turned to other outdoor activities like running, camping, and trips to the lake. As an adult some of my favorite trips involve the great outdoors and although other places are beautiful, there’s no place that has my heart as much as my own backyard. Today I’ve partnered with Athleta to share some of my favorite places to hike in California as well as a look at their new sustainable line.

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A Mendocino Mama Trip

Mendocino Headlands State Park

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A few months back I took the boys with me for a little mama getaway to Mendocino. It was their Christmas gift from us and I was so excited to share with them a place I fell deep in love with during our last visit. All I could think about was how fun it would be for them to explore the wonders of the Northern California coastline. Being born and raised in California I’ve always been drawn to the northern coastline’s ruggedness. When you take time and look closer there is also beauty to be found in the tiny details, from the patterns in the rock to the tiny plants that grow along the coastal scrub areas. I’m happy to share it with you on Mother’s Day!

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Fall Weekend in Monterey, California

Fall Weekend in Monterey, California

This post is sponsored by Monterey Tides.

Last month I took a trip with my boys to Monterey, California to catch the last of summer’s warm weather. It was a beautiful weekend and Monterey Tides was kind enough to host us for it. I actually stayed at the hotel when I was in high school during Yearbook Camp, so I was curious to see the updates. During our trip we stayed pretty busy and had a blast, so today I’m sharing the details with you.

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48 Hours in San Diego

48 Hours in San Diego - A quick city guide.

My trip was sponsored by Kia.

Though I only spent 48 hours in San Diego earlier this year, Kia made sure that it was so action-packed that I still got a good feel for the city. I stayed in the Gaslamp area but ventured out as well. Today I’m sharing all of the places I experienced during my trip, a few others recommended by friends via instagram, as well as notes about my favorites.

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