• 2018,  Cancún,  Musings,  Travel

    City Girl Does Cancún

    It all started with a letter… …and continues with a beautiful and very memorable wedding on the beach of Cancún. Not, not my love story. HAHA! But the dreamiest of stories of the Wench meeting, falling in love and marrying Hotlanta in a whirlwind long-ish weekend in Mexico surrounded by love, family, and friends. I absolutely love the idea of a destination wedding. I love even more when friends decide that is how their wedding will go down. #LivinLaVidaThornton! We’ve been anticipating this trip for over a year and the calendar date finally met reality. There was definitely a little somewhat last minute rearranging I had to do since my plus…

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    Cali Girl Does Chicago – AGAIN

    Chi Town, weeeeeee’reeeeee baaaack! Lucky for me, I get to travel domestically for work once (now really twice) a year for tradeshows. This year brought us back to Chicago, which I couldn’t have been happier about. This place, minus the random weather, has so many fun things to do and see, plus all the amazing food. I will say, being there for a week is a little much, but just enough to make you miss good ‘ol California! Thankfully, my fave traveling partner could join me again. Vaycay for him, work for me…with a little playing too 😉 We were able to add to our silly little hashtag – #SAndJTravels_Chicago…

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    Cali Girl Does Seattle – Último Día

    Our last day was nothing like I had anticipated… …it was a hot mess! I’m sure you’re over reading about Seattle and Canada, but lucky for you, our getaway was only four days. So here we are, the last day of our trip. In case you missed the others, please feel to enjoy: Día Uno Día Dos Canada, Really So lucky for me, but really not — since Southwest is to wholly blame for this (I am still really bitter about all this, sorry) — I didn’t have to take the 7 AM flight. Someone canceled their ticket for the 5:50 PM flight, so I was able to switch flights. This meant…

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    Cali Girl Does Seattle – Día Uno

    Adulting Spring break style… And because we’re obsessed with Grey’s Anatomy…be serious! Well, we do watch it every week, but that’s not why we decided to spend a few days here. It happened on a whim and I went with it. If J agrees to any adventure, I plan it in a heartbeat. Seattle was no different. I was actually thinking of it as a location for a birthday trip for him, but why wait so long? It’s always interesting when a busy weekend proceeds a vacation. Life wouldn’t have it any other way though, so why even try. After a busy Easter weekend with L, we closed it by saying…

  • 2015,  Family,  MX,  Travel

    Crusin’, Baby!

    The last summer hurrah…The perfect way to end our summer of small trips. I’ve done some traveling, minimal, but enough. But I’ve never been to the airport as many times as I have this summer, in that short of time span. I feel completely lucky to be sharing my adventures with you. This summer turned out much more exciting than I would have thought back in January. This trip has been a long time coming. Originally my Mom gave us some traveling funds as a thank you for motivating her to become healthier, which involved working out every day for over a year, running her first ever half marathon, and…

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    Cali Girl Does Chicago – Part Une

    When work calls… …you GO! The Windy City. Chi Town. Chicago. Whatever you prefer to call it, was my home for six days. My time spent in the Windy City can be described as — a little fun (being a tourist) and lots(ish) of work! Cheesy Moment Alert: This was J and I’s first flight together.    Since I don’t travel often for work, I forget how important a direct flight can be. Lucky for me, on our way to Chicago we had a direct flight, albeit a full flight. Nothing much to note of our flight, other than we were pretty hungry when we landed. Traveler’s Note: Southwest uses…

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    5 Things Friday

    Friday! Friday! Friday! Friday! Friday! …oh, did you know it’s Friday?!? 1. AZ – so i didn’t get to fully recap my birthday/spring training trip to AZ, but let’s just say it was nothing short of amazing. I got to spend an extended weekend with four amazing girls, the sun, and my G-men! I mean, really, who could ask for much more? Funny thing is, as I get older I realize, although I have the notion that we should get wasted and party every night we are on vacation, I’m wholeheartedly okay with NOT doing such things. Yes, “FOMO” sneaks up, but really…hangovers at 30 really aren’t the business!! Wheels…