101 Things to do in San Diego, California (From a Local) | Bucket List

101 things to do in San Diego (from a Local) | The Ultimate Bucket List

From exploring unique neighborhoods to finding the best beaches and tacos, these are the best things to do in San Diego, CA at least once. San Diaaago! “America’s Finest City,” Ron Burgandy’s place of work, and one of the sunniest places in California. There’s a lot to love about this city. And one of the … Read more

Tieks Review (for 2021): Are Tieks Really Worth the Cost?

tieks reviews - are Tieks worth the cost?

Thinking of purchasing a pair of Tieks shoes but not sure if they’re worth the cost? This is my honest Tieks review after owning my first pair for three years and taking them around the world with me. 

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When I first came across Tieks by Gavrieli from one of the many Tieks reviews on the internet, I scoffed. 

$200 for a pair of flats?! You’ve got to be kidding me. 

I was 23, working as a bartender in New Zealand, and although they looked beautiful and versatile, I just couldn’t justify purchasing Tieks on a backpacker’s budget. 

It took me four more years before I finally took the leap and purchased my first pair of shoes from Tieks.

If I’m being honest, I don’t think I had ever spent more than $30 on a pair of flats before I bought my Tieks.

I had also been a budget conscious traveler for a good six years and rarely purchased material things with hefty price tags because I always wanted that money to go towards my next trip. 

So when I hit the purchase button on the Tieks website for the Pacific Green Tieks, my budgeting anxiety went through the roof.  

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101 Things to do in Sacramento | The Ultimate Bucket List

101 things to do in Sacramento, California | The Ultimate Bucket List

The best things to do in Sacramento! From popular attractions to historic sights, craft beer, and where to stay and eat, there’s a lot more to California’s capital than just politics and cows.

When deciding where to stop on a California road trip, it’s easy to pass over the state capital.

Sacramento might not be as popular as San Francisco or Los Angeles with tourists, but that’s where its charm lies.

You would be amiss to think there aren’t enough things to do in Sacramento, just because of its focus on politics and farming (weird combo, I know).

If you’re having a mental tug-of-war about whether it’s worth going so far inland for a visit, do it.

There is so much to explore and experience in Sacramento, and it’s well worth the journey inland from the coast to check out everything that this sleepy big city has to offer.

At the very least, you’ll be able to see Arnold’s smiling portrait in the capitol building and look back on that time when California decided to elect the terminator to public office. 

In Sacramento, there are politicians everywhere and suits walking the streets as you would expect, but the city is more layered than most people realize as well.

Most notably, there is endless street art, a delicious local craft beer scene, and history around every corner.

These are my picks for the top things to do in Sacramento, whether it’s your first time to the city or you’re a regular visitor.

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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 place where I had my first experience with craft beer – Arrogant Bastard from Stone Brewery to be exact.

California is known for its craft beer culture, specifically in San Diego and San Francisco, but there are so many other breweries within the state that are worth a stop.

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