Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles Area

Travel Tips

Travel Tips
Travel Tips

How To Negotiate Free Stays At Hotels

I've been on the other end for years. As a Director of Sales & Marketing at a large leisure hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I received at least one influencer e-mail a day asking to get a free stay. Instead of discussing how to collaborate with a hotel from a Travel Blogger's point of view, I thought it would be a more interesting and unique twist to talk about it from the hotel's point of view.

It's still fresh in my mind, the years of receiving e-mails and phone calls from bloggers, influencers, etc. Obviously hotels and other accommodations vary; the size, the pricing and the correct person to talk to. For the most part, a blogger will end up talking to a Director of Sales, Director of Marketing or like me, a Director of Sales & Marketing. Smaller properties may not have that position so it's always best to ask.

The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway Guide to Palm Springs

Palm Springs has been one of the hottest destinations for Californian locals for a quick getaway. But recently, thanks to Coachella and several Instagrammable hot spots, Palm Springs has been the ideal destination for everyone from all over the world.

When my BFF and I were planning our annual trip together, I instantly offered Palm Springs. Not only is it a great spot for a girl's getaway, she's from Portland where it's been rainy. So I knew she would enjoy the thought of poolside drinks and plenty of sun!

My Eat, Play & Stay guide through Palm Springs is sure to help you and your girlfriends have a blast! The Ultimate Girl's Getaway in Palm Springs Guide, here we go!

8 Totally Touristy Things To Do in Boston

A lot of my friends I graduated with went to college in Boston but it never really appealed to me (I ended up in Washington). That's of course until everyone was having a blast during their undergrad; the fun food, sports galore, all 4 seasons and beautiful architecture. But being on the west coast, my friends always wanted to visit me more often that not and I never got a chance to make it out to Boston.

....until now! When one of my best friends got married in Cape Cod (click right here for the Cape Cod post!), I. Was. Stoked. I finally got to visit Boston, yay! Having it be my first time, trust me when I say I did everything touristy. No shame at all about that, either! For all the future first-timers of Boston, I've compiled 8 touristy things to do!

Adrift on Earth || A Review

As a small business owner myself (small-space gardening, yay!), I'm easily drawn to and have a lot of respect for new businesses. When Adrift on Earth approached me to work with them on promoting their wanderlust-focused apparel and home goods, I immediately said yes!

Featured Friends: Courtney from Travel Daze

Hi, friends! Meet Courtney from Travel Daze Co. Courtney is one of the OG's of Fly Away Friday; gave us an opportunity from week 1 and has joined us ever since! During that first week, I visited her blog and was drawn to the way she writes, her journey and the beautiful photos she snaps of New Zealand.

Fast forward a couple of months, I'm happy to introduce her here on my blog. I asked her 10 specifically curated questions so we can all get to know Courtney! Enjoy!

Fly Away Friday Link-Up #9

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 Chloe from Time Travel Blonde 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 through the weekend until Sunday at 11:59PM PST.

Globetrotter Recipes from Sun Basket || A Review

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I take food just as seriously as I do my landscape photos when I travel. That's because I believe cuisine plays a big part in learning a new culture. Pasta in Italy, Sashimi in Japan, whatever it may be, it's a way to immerse yourself in that foreign location.

Unfortunately for most of us, we can't travel 365 days a year and eat delicious food that's out of our norm. So when Sun Basket reached out to me introducing their Globetrotter Program, I was sold!

10 Helpful Tips for Surviving a Redeye Flight

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Cape Cod and Boston. From Los Angeles to Boston, the redeye flight was so cheap that I jumped on the price without questioning it. As the departure date was getting closer, I started dreading the fact that I chose a redeye flight. There are definitely pros to it; they tend to be cheaper, you forgo paying an additional night at a hotel and you get a full day to enjoy your destination. But the struggle is real when it comes to overnight flights, agreed?

For my redeye flight to Boston, I did my best to make the most out of it including a positive attitude. Guess what? It wasn't all that bad! So here I am, sharing the 10 things I did to help you survive the infamous redeye flight, too! If you have flight anxiety on top of that, click here for my Fear of Flying post!