Less Traveled.

I set out to write something inspirational and amazing about our latest hike up Montecito Peak but couldn’t find the right words. In short- it was hard. It was fun. It was amazing. It was thrilling. It was painful. I wanted to recount our exploration but the words fall dead on my screen and seem…

Salvation Mountain

“We’re going on an adventure! Wake up, wake up!” I shook Dave awake, jumping around the hotel room anxiously waiting our next adventure. Technically we were already on one adventure but I loved layering our adventures and adding more and more as we went. Once again, we were up before the sun and making our…

Palm Springs Weekend.

Some days you just need a weekend off, a reason to get away and a reason to do nothing. This past weekend was one of those weekends. I’ve been feeling the daily grind of life and was craving an adventure and a weekend escape – two of my favorite things. Dave and I decided Palm…

Castles + Wine = A Good Good Time

Adventures (+ beauty) are out there- you just have to open your eyes and look around a little. When friends visit us – after showing them the beach, the mountains and our favorite burritos in Santa Barbara, we love taking them to our favorite winery, Gainey. Over the Santa Ynez Mountains, sitting sleepily amongst the…

Inspiration Point

The rain had been pouring down in Santa Barbara for almost two weeks straight. Though we shouldn’t complain, it’s easy to feel sick of the rainy, cloudy days and be ready for a little sunshine again. Last weekend our wishes were granted. The sun decided to pay us a visit again and the temperatures joined…

Reagan; Man, Legend, Inspiration

An hour south of Santa Barbara, inland from the gorgeous 101, nesting peacefully atop a hill, overlooking a one of a kind view of Simi Valley rests the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Since we moved north to Santa Barbara, I had been dying to go and finally, one Sunday we got our chance.…

New Year, Same Me.

For each New Year, instead of doing one resolution, I instead create a list of various items; things I want to accomplish, goals I want to achieve, and ways I want to improve my life. For 2017 three of my goals are 1. Spend more time outside, 2. Be in the moment, 3. Find the…