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Checking In: Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

Laguna Beach Hotels - Pacific Edge Hotel

Last month for my birthday, my husband took me for a surprise staycation weekend to Laguna Beach, California. Laguna Beach is one of our favorite beach towns for a relaxing time. Sometimes we'll just do a day trip to Laguna since it's close enough but we definitely prefer to stay over. After a crazy wedding month in October, this Laguna Beach weekend was exactly what the doctor ordered. Since it was my birthday, my husband went all out and booked a few nights at the Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach in a beach front suite. This isn't our first time staying here but I adore it so much that I had to share this charming boutique hotel with all of you!

LA Locals Love: Lawry's Prime Rib Beverly Hills

Lawry's Beverly Hills

Some of you may be familiar with the Lawry's seasoned salt but did you know they have a high end prime rib restaurant? They have a few locations around the world: Beverly Hills, Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul. Even with all these locations, Lawry's is a family owned and operates business to this day that prides themselves in having happy employees and delivering a 'legendary experience'.

I've never been to the other locations (I plan on checking out the Lawry's in Tokyo next time!) but I've frequented the Lawry's Beverly Hills so much I've somehow ended up becoming a Lawry's VIP for their loyalty program the past few years - oops? The Lawry's Beverly Hills is quite the institution and experience as I'm sure other locations are as well. If you don't have a Lawry's Prime Rib in a location near you and visiting the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend a visit.

Fly Away Friday #39

Welcome to the Fly Away Friday link-up! We’re so happy you’re joining us! Grab a cup of coffee, tea or wine (we’re not judging!) and enjoy!
About Fly Away Friday:
Fly Away Friday is a link-up community for travel related blog posts. Hosted by Janine from Fill My Passport and Kana from Life in Wanderlust; we wanted to create and cultivate a supportive community of travelers. Every other Friday at 9:00AM PST, the Fly Away Friday link-up will open for everyone to share their posts all weekend long until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

10 Best Holiday Destinations According To Travel Bloggers

Toronto Christmas
Toronto, Canada - Photo Courtesy of Janine (Fill My Passport)

The holiday season is a great time to stay at home with your family, cozied up by the fire and eating ham or turkey. As much as I enjoy doing that, I've recently been considering traveling for the holidays for a change; have you ever done that before? Or at least thought about it?

So I thought to myself. Who better than to ask than my fellow Travel Bloggers as to where they recommend I spend my holiday season next year? I reached out to my favorite Travel Bloggers and so many of them kindly responded with their favorite spots for the holiday season. All of them are different, all across the world and all such great destinations!

Make sure you visit as many of the blogs as possible; I guarantee you won't regret it! So much great content amongst all these wonderful travelers! 

LA Locals Love: Creme & Sugar OC

You may have seen the famous Unicorn Hot Chocolate or the Unicorn Shake on your feed once or twice. At least once if you follow me on Instagram since I posted my birthday treats from Creme & Sugar in Anaheim, home of the Unicorn Hot Chocolate.

Orange County has become quite the spot for foodies with its diverse offerings of delicious and Instagrammable cuisine. Since I technically live in Orange County, I have to give a shoutout to @OCFoodFiend who's inspired me to try out new restaurants in the Orange County and Los Angeles area as well as introducing me to Instagrammable places like Creme and Sugar! I don't actually 'know' @OCFoodFiend but we've been following each other for a while and I like to think we're Instagram friends, ha!

7 Apps That Every Travel Blogger Needs

8 Must Have Apps for Travel Bloggers

When it comes to apps on my iPhone related to travel, social media or photography, I feel like I've tried it all. I'm a typical Millennial (good or bad thing?) and I'm absurdly picky about user experience. I've tried the free ones and I've spent money on others. While my phone has tons of apps on it, there's really only a few that I immediately go to for different reasons other than you know, text, phone, e-mail and the other basic apps.

I also get asked often by readers what apps I use for certain things; editing photos, videos for Instagram Story, etc. I did answer a few on two posts; Travel Blogger Myths & Truths and 15 Questions I Get Asked Most Often As A Travel Blogger but I thought I would break it down and share my favorites apps here today. Below I have best photo editing apps, best app to erase objects out of pictures, best social media schedulers and more. Let's get to it.