Belmond El Encanto

For me, the sign of a true resort town is the quality hotels they have to offer that make it a great destination spot. Santa Barbara has its own charm, laid-back style, beautiful stretch of beaches, and some of the best hotels around. One of my favorite Santa Barbara hotels is the Belmond El Encanto. … More Belmond El Encanto

Handlebar Coffee

While I like to think I have high standards when it comes to a cup of coffee, my true test for a great coffee shop is the quality of their food items. Handlebar Coffee is a Santa Barbara institution, and since I love coffee shops so much, I had to make sure I tried it … More Handlebar Coffee

Ojai, California

Oh Ojai, a little charming town, usually overshadowed by its neighbor Santa Barbara. Tucked into a valley at the base of the mountains, an hour and half north of Los Angeles, and 45 minutes east of Santa Barbara, Ojai feels like a whole different world from these major cities. Ojai Valley Inn is the main … More Ojai, California

Ferry Building

The Ferry Building in San Francisco does not get enough kudos for all of the food vendors it has to offer. Usually when I go to a market or food hall of some kind I expect a fair amount of vendors, but the Ferry Building was huge and packed with lots of great options.  Plus … More Ferry Building

Schaffer’s Mill

Admittedly I am not a very good millennial, I do not currently have an Amazon Prime account, I prefer driving and even parking in LA than taking a ride share, and I am not a big AirBnB fan. I am not very trusting of online “rentals” in general when traveling, which is very opposite of … More Schaffer’s Mill

Oakville Grocery

Looking for expensive groceries and gourmet food items from Napa like fresh jams, nuts coated in fancy seasonings, and salted chocolates to take back in your suitcase? Then Oakville Grocery is the place for you. While Oakville Grocery is insanely priced, everything they sell is also insanely delicious and convinces me that yes I do … More Oakville Grocery

Gott’s Roadside

It is time, once again, to discuss burgers. Growing up in the Midwest, our options were either the very flat McDonald’s style burger, the thick pub style burger that you get in a sit down restaurant which requires a fork and knife to eat (plus it costs upwards of $20), or a freshly grilled backyard … More Gott’s Roadside

Napa Farmhouse Inn

Napa could definitely be considered one of the capitals of the hotel market. There are endless top rated hotels to choose from, all with their own inviting aesthetic, relaxing spas, and delicious restaurants. Even hough every year multiple new hotels continue to open, they all stay booked, busy, and expensive. Although almost every one of … More Napa Farmhouse Inn