Category: travel

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

California coastin’ in the Kia Sportage

The beauty of California never ceases to amaze me. I’ve lived here my entire life and I never grow tired of its majesty. I recently had the chance to drive a 2017 Kia Sportage SX for a week so naturally,…

MLK Day | National Civil Rights Museum

MLK Day | National Civil Rights Museum

In my mind, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. has always been a man to honor. Learning about MLK Jr. was constant a favorite subject of mine in history class. His words, his essence, what he stood for — it…

Airbnb: Our Earthy Cabin in Santa Barbara

Airbnb: Our Earthy Cabin in Santa Barbara

I was an Airbnb virgin. I finally got to remedy the situation a couple of weeks ago in Santa Barbara. My friend Nicole’s viejo (old man) plays bass for Morrissey (yes, that Morrissey) and they were set to perform at the Santa…

The good life: Camping in the Great Outdoors

The good life: Camping in the Great Outdoors

“Keep close to nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Camping has a special place in my heart. Spending every…

We All Grow Summit: “When one grows, we all grow”

We All Grow Summit: “When one grows, we all grow”

Blogger conferences can be anxiety-inducing, but the We All Grow Summit by Latina Bloggers Connect in L.A felt more like a reunion of familia. I confess that I’m a total spaz when it comes to conferences. Having to travel to…

Visiting Glen Canyon National Park

Visiting Glen Canyon National Park

At this time last year I was still on my #ALEx13 high, so excited and uplifted by my experience at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area with my amigas, on behalf of American Latino Heritage Fund. There was something about spending time on…

Road tripping: Santa Barbara and the Lincoln MKC

Road tripping: Santa Barbara and the Lincoln MKC

When a friend messages you and asks if you can sneak away with her for a quick road trip to Santa Barbara to experience the new 2015 Lincoln MKC for a couple days, you say yes. Yes, yes, yes. I’ve…

Visiting our National Parks: World War II Valor in the Pacific

Visiting our National Parks: World War II Valor in the Pacific

Ever since I went on the amazing trip to one of our National Parks with American Latino Expedition, I’ve had a love affair with our national parks. I now realize how important they are to preserve and to visit! I…

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art New York

Visiting the Museum of Modern Art New York

  I got to cross something off my bucket list. It was totally one of those serendipity moments. I was set to fly out to NYC for the LATISM conference and one of the first things on my mind was…Museum…

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

Happy 2014 from my family to yours

I painted everyone in my family in a  Pop Art style. Stay tuned for a how-to tutorial later this week. Goodbye, 2013. Hello, 2014. Where did this year go? It seems cliche to say but also very fitting. 2013 has…