The 30 Best California Breweries to Visit

Figueroa Mountain Brewing - Santa Barbara, California - 30 California Breweries to Visit

A craft beer journey and road trip through the Golden State – your guide to the best California breweries to visit, from San Diego to Eureka. With 570 California breweries up and down the state, the Golden State has more craft breweries than any other state in the USA. Born and raised in California, it is also the […]

I’m Moving (Back) to California!

I'm Moving (Back) to California!

After 5 and a half years of slow travel around the world, I’m ready to have a more stable life in California. This is why.  When the wheels lifted off the tarmac for Iceland in May, I felt my heart sink and float back down to San Francisco.  A realization set in. I was leaving […]

Things to Do in Mendocino, California for a Weekend Getaway

Things to Do in Mendocino, California for a Weekend Getaway

Things to do in Mendocino. What you need to know to plan your own Mendocino getaway- the perfect hideaway on the northern California coast! You might not know this, but most people’s dream California road trip is more or less a list of things to do in Mendocino. What do you think of when you […]

2017, A Year to Myself

2017, A Year to Myself | The Atlas Heart

I never expected 2017 to be a year to myself, but then again, I guess you never really know what life will bring you with each new year. I should know better by now. Even though I didn’t expect it to be a year to myself, I can say with full clarity now that I’m […]

Where to Stay in Mendocino: The Brewery Gulch Inn

where to stay in mendocino: Brewery Gulch Inn | Northern California | USA Travel

Where to stay in Mendocino? The best cozy accommodation on the coast has to be the Brewery Gulch Inn. When I asked one of my best friends if she was interested in doing a Mendocino getaway, she couldn’t say yes fast enough. There wasn’t even a question of where to stay in Mendocino once we […]

Why I’m Choosing to Settle

Shore Acres State Park, Oregon - USA Travel

Here it is. That dreaded post that eventually happens to most, if not all longterm travel bloggers. The post that says they’re finally ready to stay in one place. When I say I’m settling, I don’t mean in the way that I’m settling for less than I deserve, but more  that I’m settling for my […]

My Travel Plans for the Rest of 2017

My Travel Plans for the Rest of 2017 - The Atlas Heart

I don’t know where this year has gone already, but I am left gaping every time I look at a calendar and realize it’s already May. May, people! That’s the fifth month (my birthday month, woot woot!), as in, 2017 is already almost half over. In other words, I need to get my bum into gear. […]

2016, A Year of Perseverance

The Atlas Heart in Taroko National Park, Taiwan - 2016

It’s that time of the year again. 2016 is already coming to a close, and I’m preparing for a new 12 months of goals, travel, and life. When I look back on 2016, I see a year that was difficult, challenging, and a whole lot of fun too. I based myself in North America this […]

Food to Try From Around the World

Foods To Try From Around the World

I know, there have been a lot of food posts on here recently! In any case, I promise I’ll be changing up my posts a bit more after this one, but I did want to share with you all a touch of international food culture with the help of a few friends in the blogging […]

My Favorite Towers from Around the World

There’s something about a good city view. I love looking at skylines and seeing what the city maze looks like from above. It gives you a whole new perspective on a place and sometimes even makes you stand back in awe at the city planners, architects, and designers that created such an intricate place that […]