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the-best-17-mile-drive-ever

BUCKET LIST #35: Drive along the 17-Mile DriveAnd at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.[SHANTI]Pebble Beach is one of the most enchanting scenic drives in the world. The 17-Mile Drive is the route that…

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a-weekend-in-san-francisco

BUCKET LIST #30: Visit San FranciscoSan Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.[Paul Kantner] When I was sixteen, I visited San Francisco for the first time with my family. At the time, San Francisco was just another place. I didn’t remember much about the city…

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sightseeing-in-san-francisco

BUCKET LIST #31: Drive down Lombard StreetBUCKET LIST #32: Drive through the Golden Gate BridgeI left my heart in San Francisco  Golden Gate BridgeA view from Vista Point at 8:30 in the morning.9:00 …It’s 9:30 when the fog starts to…

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when-italy-met-the-bay-at-roccos-cafe

BUCKET LIST #33:  Eat at a restaurant featured in Diners, Dine-Ins, and DivesThe problem with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later you’re hungry again.[George Miller] Rocco’s Cafe has been happily catering San Francisco residents and tourists since 1990. A treat…

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the-day-i-met-a-new-york-times-bestselling-author

BUCKET LIST #29: Get advice from a NY Times Bestselling AuthorA coincidence ignites a spark that one hopes will lead to something more meaningful.[Doug Cooper] Last Saturday, I attended the Travel & Adventure Show in San Diego for the first time. It was also the first time…

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what-to-expect-at-the-u-s-travel-adventure-show

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.I had dreamed of exploring the world since I was a little girl. When I moved to the Philippines at age 13 to live with my grandparents (from my father’s side), my family planned annual vacations that included…

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a-worthy-las-vegas-detour-valley-of-fire-state-park

BUCKET LIST #28: Tour the Valley Of FireNot all those who wonder are lost.[J.R.R. TOLKIEN] It’s amazing how time can take a toll on nature and leave it with extraordinary creations. I have been blown away by award-winning architecture and manmade spectacles, but…

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packing-for-a-cold-weekend-in-vegas

I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel – packing my bags and choosing my outfits – but my favourite part is getting there.[Dominic Monaghan] Packing for Las Vegas is no joke. People always feel the need to bring their sexiest outfits, even during the coldest time of the year. In…

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LIFE

Blog Makeover

blog-makeover

BUCKET LIST #20: Start a blogJudgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.[Wayne Dyer] For the past week I have been driving myself crazy trying to create the perfect blog layout. I went through 5 designs before I finally created one that I am…

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snow-day-on-highway-2

BUCKET LIST #25: Make a snow angelBUCKET LIST #26: Slide down the snowBUCKET LIST #27: Build a snowmanAnd at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling.[Shanti] Mountain High is a ski resort in California with…

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7-reasons-to-see-the-broad-now

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.[Ralph Waldo Emerson] I’m always on Instagram. Mostly to look for destinations posted by the people I follow. When I see something I want to add to my long list of adventures in life, I bookmark it…

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life-lessons-and-38th-birthdays

12:15 AM on January 17. I’m sitting in my patio with a blanket on and quote-unquote LAST cigarette in my hand. Today is a special day because this is the day the world said “Hello” to me. Or was it I that said “Hello” to the world…

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enchanted-forest-of-light

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.[Alexander Smith] Enchanted Forest of Light is an event held at Descanso Gardens twice a year. It begins at dusk and the garden is illuminated with the colors of the rainbow. If you’ve seen…

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barona-casino-resort-photos

If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino.[Mads Mikkelsen] Barona Casino is located on an Indian Reservation just 30 minutes away from downtown San Diego, California. This is one of my favorite…

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why-we-should-all-color-run

BUCKET LIST #24: Run the 5k Color Run NightThe best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.[COCO CHANEL] 5k is equivalent to about 3 miles, so if you really think about it, it’s not that far. But I didn’t…

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my-magical-experience-at-the-rise-festival

BUCKET LIST #23: See flying lanternsAnd at last I see the light…[Tangled]Ever since I saw that silly little Rapunzel in the Disney movie Tangled mesmermized by the sight of floating lanterns lighting up the night sky, I too started chasing after that dream to be mesmerized by…

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laguna-beach-day

Happiness is… sand between my toesSouthern California has one of the best weathers and one of the most amazing sunsets (being on the west coast and all). The way the sun reflects cool and warm colors, all at the same time, over the water and sky is such an…

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aulani-disney-best-resort-in-hawaii

BUCKET LIST #22: Stay at the Aulani Disney ResortEnjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. My family and I went to Hawaii for the first time last month. We stayed at the Aulani Disney Resort…

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miracle-town-of-fatima-portugal

BUCKET LIST #9: Visit PortugalThe most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.[G. K. Chesterton] Growing up as a Catholic, I’ve heard and learned of many miraculous events that have taken place all over the world. As part of my worldly adventures, it is my…

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venice-italy

BUCKET LIST #13: Visit Venice, ItalyYou may have the Universe if I may have Italy.[Giuseppe Verde] When I graduated from college, my amazingly thoughtful mother gifted me a trip to Europe.It was a dream I’ve always woken up to, wanting to go back to sleep…

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