5 Things to Do at “The River” AKA Hidden Shores

When I was told we were heading to “the river” for the weekend, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Later, I found out that “the river” refers to Hidden Shores in Yuma, CA.

The ride there is a trip. We could see the actual border of Mexico (for miles), the most rocks I’ve seen form a mountain, and then suddenly…a ton of palm tree farms.


Since it’s hot, we spent the majority of time cruising the river, of course. But, the fun doesn’t stop there. Here are 5 things to do at the river:

  1. Go fishing. Just don’t mistake lighter colored water for a sand bank and end up getting carried away with the current like Matt and I did. Ugh.
  2. Cliff jump. Not for me but it looked fun!
  3. Enjoy soft serve ice cream from the store. Literally the most appealing thing in the world when it’s 110 outside.
  4. Make epic bloody marys. And add a little competition for the best bloody.
  5. Party on the sand bar. Grad your Tommy Bahama chair and post up on one of the numerous sand banks with a Coors Light in hand.




A Weekend in Santa Barbara in Photos

Last August, my boyfriend and I headed up to Santa Barbara for the first time to see Rebelution at the Santa Barbara Bowl. If you haven’t been to a concert there, you should. The venue is incredible and you literally feel like you’re in a bowl on the side of a mountain. I’m not sure if it was the energy from the band, who are from SB or the fact that this was our first show together, but this was definitely my favorite concert I’ve been to (and I’ve seen Rebelution four times now).

Of course we made a whole weekend out of the trip and got to check out what Santa Barbara has to offer. The town is very cute and quaint, with a ton of wineries to try out. I definitely recommend touring around a few of them!

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Lake Arrowhead in the Fall

If you live in Southern California and are looking for a cold mountain experience or a summer lake trip, Lake Arrowhead is just a little ways away. Here are some photos from a trip we took there in the early fall.

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Exploring Santa Monica & Venice

Alli and I took a spontaneous road trip to Santa Monica this past weekend–no plans, no place to stay, no end goal. We may have had a vision in mind of nice restaurants, a cozy bed, and beautiful weather, but had a blast even though things didn’t turn out exactly how we envisioned.

Places we went: The Victorian, Abbot Kinney, Venice Canals

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