100+ Best Things to do in LA | The Ultimate Bucket List

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100+ Best Things to do in LA | The Ultimate Bucket List   The best things to do in LA! From the top attractions to favorite local experiences, best beaches, festivals, and recommendations for where to stay and eat. There’s no doubt that Los Angeles gets a bad rap, mostly from people who have spent […]

12 Best Joshua Tree Hotels & Campsites for Every Budget

Best Joshua Tree Hotels - where to stay in Joshua Tree

A look at the best Joshua Tree hotels for any budget. These are the best hotels and campsites available in and around the Joshua Tree region for any price point. Joshua Tree is one of Southern California’s famous national parks. Joshua Tree is the type of place you go to get away from the fast […]

46 Things to do in San Francisco at Night (From a Local)

things to do in San Francisco at night

The best things to do in San Francisco at night, whether you’re looking for nightlife, romantic activities, or family-friendly options. San Francisco is an interesting city at night. Depending on which neighborhood you’re in once the sun sets, you might think of the city as completely dead or a great place to party. San Francisco […]

Where to Stay in Los Angeles: Best Hotels, Neighborhoods & Travel Tips

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Planning a visit to the City of Stars? This quick guide on where to stay in Los Angeles will have you falling in love with Southern California and its endless summer. Movies, music, books, newspapers, and all forms of media paint Los Angeles as the go-to destination where people can turn their dreams into reality. […]

65 Things to Do in California (From a Local) | Ultimate Bucket List

101 Things to do in California

There are countless options for things to do in California but these are my favorites as someone who was born in the state (and who has lived here for 25+ years).  Having lived in California for 25 of my 30 years, there’s a lot I love about this place I call home. Although there are […]

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 […]