No matter how far off the beaten path I go, I’ll always be a California girl in my heart. I once read that Californian’s recognize that life’s problems can be solved with a combination of avocados, yoga, weed, and dogs — and I couldn’t agree more. Since returning back to the motherland, I’ve vowed to treat California like the incredible vacation destination that it is: wandering the streets of teeny seaside villages, trying new restaurants, seeking new experiences.

Below is a round-up of my favorite places and destinations in California; some well-known places and some that will never make it on the front cover of Sunset magazine but will forever hold a special place in my heart:


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