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Lake Tahoe in Summer – 4-Day Itinerary!

A trip to Lake Tahoe in summer from the San Francisco Bay Area gifted me a much-awaited break from the whirlwind of the city and the complexities of modern tech-driven life.

Lake Tahoe, the largest Alpine lake in North America, greeted me with a dash of dark blue and thousands of sparkles under the shining sun.

I felt I stepped in a veritable Eden. Iridescent flowers bloomed in unrivaled abundance and the small streams everywhere whispered the arrival of summer.

I visited places that remain closed during the winters and hiking through numerous state parks was an absolute pleasure.

Away from crowds and popular touristy spots, I chose the north shore of Lake Tahoe this time and spent four idyllic days in the lap of nature.

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Step Back in Time at Filoli Gardens: The Perfect Bay Area Day Trip

Today, I’m going to share my experience at Filoli Gardens, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Woodside, California.

Filoli’s name is derived from its original owner, William Bourn’s credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”

Just a short 30-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area, located at the southern end of Crystal Springs Reservoir on the eastern slope of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this historic estate offers a serene escape into nature and history.

As I strolled through the beautifully manicured gardens, explored the grand historic house, a California Historical Landmark, and enjoyed the vibrant blooms, I was captivated by the charm and tranquility of this hidden gem.

Join me as I recount my delightful day at Filoli with my family, a perfect Bay Area day trip filled with beauty, history, and peace.

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Discover the Magic of Sensorio in Paso Robles: A Perfect Family-Friendly Art Escape

Today, I’m thrilled to share my experience at Sensorio in Paso Robles, nestled in the heart of California’s Central Coast. It’s a place where art, light, and nature converge to create an unforgettable immersive experience.

Amidst the rolling hills of California’s wine country, the unique blend of innovative art installations and natural beauty is a true testament to human creativity.

Even in this age, when we relentlessly march towards artificial intelligence, there’s something profoundly grounding about immersing yourself in the tangible beauty of the natural world, enhanced by human ingenuity.

Sensorio provides just that—a platform to disconnect from the digital and reconnect with your loved ones, breathing in the medicinal air of creativity and wonder.

As we wandered through each stunning exhibit, I found myself not only engaged in lively discussions with my children about art, science, and nature but also fascinated by their unique and imaginative interpretations.

Their fresh perspectives added layers of meaning to our visit, making the experience visually stunning and intellectually enriching.

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Kooza by Cirque du Soleil: A Spectacular Circus Adventure for the Whole Family

In the dazzling world of live entertainment, few names shine as brightly as Cirque du Soleil.

Today, I am going to share my family’s unforgettable experience at Koozå, the latest touring production from the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil.

With their mesmerizing blend of acrobatics, artistry, and storytelling, and extraordinary creativity, Cirque du Soleil has captivated audiences worldwide for decades.

Their latest offering, Kooza, takes us on a whimsical journey back to the roots of circus arts, celebrating the timeless traditions while adding a touch of modern flair.

Koozå weaves a narrative that explores themes of identity, fear, and human connection.

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Hofsas House Review: Charming Stay in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Today, I want to share with you my experience at the charming Hofsas House in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

As soon as I entered my room, I stepped out onto the balcony before switching the lights on. A beautiful night, solemn silence, and thousands of sparkling stars above greeted me.

It was a string of joyful moments that filled life with aliveness—without rush and without engines. I loved how my weekend trip to this beautiful, small city of Carmel on the Pacific coast of California had begun.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.                                                      ~ Vincent van Gogh

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Little River Inn – A Romantic Hotel Near Mendocino, California

Today, I’m going to share my experience at the Little River Inn, a romantic hotel near Mendocino.

If you want to take some time off from the hurried pace of your daily life, then the Little River Inn on the Pacific coast in Mendocino County might be the perfect choice for you.

I recently visited the beautiful Pacific coast in northern California and stayed at the Little River Inn, which I found to be an inspiring gem. The beautiful surroundings instill peace with a seeping certainty.

The warm welcome that I received, even at night around 11:15 p.m., made me comfortable instantly. The gracious, good-hearted, and gentle people in this beautiful hotel made my stay unforgettable.

If you are planning a trip to Mendocino or Fort Bragg, keep the Little River Inn in mind – I think you’ll enjoy the experience.

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One Day San Francisco Itinerary: For First-Time Visitors

Today, I’m excited to share my travel guide for experiencing the magic of San Francisco in just 24 hours. I’ve fallen in love with the City by the Bay over the years, and I know its charm will captivate you too.

Whether you dream of iconic sights like the Golden Gate Bridge, exploring street art and murals, or delving into world-class art museums, this city has endless possibilities.

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Bouquets To Art 2024 – An annual floral exhibition in San Francisco

Welcome to Bouquets to Art, San Francisco’s stunning exhibition where art and flowers intertwine!

This annual celebration at the de Young Museum showcases breathtaking floral designs inspired by the museum’s masterpieces.

Imagine vibrant blooms mirroring the colors and emotions of iconic artworks.

It’s a sensory feast for art lovers and flower enthusiasts alike.

In this blog, we’ll explore the magic of Bouquets to Art, share the inspiration behind the designs, and offer tips to make your visit unforgettable. Get ready to be amazed!

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