Category Archives: Travel

New Zealand Adventure – Tongariro

04.08.17 / one comment

For most of our trip I had talked Scott’s ear off about how I wanted to try to hike the Tongariro Alpine Crossing but the idea of a 12-mile hike made me very nervous. When we finally arrived in Tongariro National Park, I had made up my mind. We camped at Whakapapa Village which conveniently had […]

New Zealand Adventure – Wellington

03.04.17 / no comments

After leaving Abel Tasman behind, we drove through the night to a hotel in Nelson so we would be closer to Picton for our ferry the next day. Scott was a real trooper for getting us safely to the hotel despite being exhausted. This was a first time driving on the rather remote southern island […]

Twin Peaks Birthday

12.17.15 / no comments

For my birthday we took a trip that had been on my list for ages. We went up to the PNW to visit the town of Twin Peaks. Now of course Twin Peaks is a fictional town made up for TV but the real town exists in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington right outside of Seattle. We […]

Bay Area Food

07.23.14 / one comment

I had so many food pictures from our trip to the Bay Area that I decided they warranted their own post. The last time I visited the Bay Area Cinnaholic did not exist and I was anxious to try it. Given our limited time we only had a few chances to eat out and so we […]

Fourth of July Trip

07.09.14 / no comments

It had been over 4 years since Scott and I took a vacation together so we decided to take a 4 day trip to the Bay Area over the Fourth of July holiday. We had only been there once before in 2007 and wanted to explore the area more while also checking out Santa Cruz […]

Seabirds Kitchen

02.27.14 / one comment

This past Sunday, Scott and I were in Costa Mesa and had the pleasure of eating at the new-ish Seabirds Kitchen. I had no idea that Seabirds had grown out of their famous food truck and into an actual brick and mortar restaurant so I was very excited when I discovered that we were less than a […]


07.19.13 / one comment

I’m happy to be back in Los Angeles after a 10 day trip to both New York City and my hometown of New Orleans. The first leg of the trip was spending 6 days in NYC with my mom. We went shopping, to museums (the Met and MOMA) and to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. It […]