Travel

Drive in Luxury & Style in the 2014 Kia Cadenza

by Chrystal Johnson June 20, 2014

When we took our recent trip to San Diego, we had the opportunity to take a 2014 Kia Cadenza along with us on the trip. I was really excited about it because I have really enjoyed all of the Kia vehicles we’ve test driven so far (Sorento, Optima Hybrid, Forte, Soul). The Kia Cadenza is the […]

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Poisonous Plants Around the World {Infographic}

by Chrystal Johnson June 18, 2014

Sponsored Article No matter where animals and humans go there is always danger, often from natural sources. From the beaches of Mexico to mountainous Greenland lurk plants that can administer lethal doses of poison or lure prey into their trap. No creature is safe – including the traveller who thinks that trying an innocent looking […]

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4 Fun Activities for Families in San Diego

by Chrystal Johnson May 20, 2014

Sometimes you just need to get away for a long weekend. Even though we live in a mountain resort town, it’s nice to change it up every once in a while. Since I grew up in San Diego and most of my family is still there, we try to go visit regularly. It’s about a […]

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8 Reasons Big Bear is the Best Place to Live in Southern California

by Chrystal Johnson May 18, 2014

I grew up in San Diego, and I’ve lived all around the county over the years. It’s a beautiful place and a lot of people love living there. However, when Zoë turned 1, we decided to explore the world a bit more. We spent just over a year in Uruguay, then we decided to come back to […]

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Make a Commitment to Avoid Distracted Driving

by Chrystal Johnson May 14, 2014

When I worked a corporate job, I had to be up early – I have never been a morning person. And, of course my job required that I had a professional, put together look. I was required to dress well and makeup was a must. Unfortunately I didn’t always get up early enough to apply […]

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Kia Soul: Great Vehicle for City Dwellers and College Students

by Chrystal Johnson April 12, 2014

Last month, Zoë’s school took a field trip to the California Science Center. I love her school because the whole family is always invited to come along on field trips. So of course we took the whole family. Even though I have lived in Southern California my whole life, I had never been there so I […]

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Tips for Planning a Spa Retreat

by Chrystal Johnson December 20, 2013

If you could plan any sort of vacation for yourself, what would it be? For me, my dream vacation would definitely need to include a day at the spa! What mom doesn’t need a day to herself to unwind and rejuvenate? There is something just so healing about getting a good massage and being taken […]

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Mazda6: A Great Family Car That’s Fun to Drive

by Chrystal Johnson December 11, 2013

I drove the Mazda3 a few months ago and really liked it, so I was excited to have the opportunity to drive a Mazda6 a few weeks ago. Brian, the girls and I were headed on a drive to Hollywood to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum and we took the Mazda6 on that road trip. […]

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Family Fun at the Hollywood Wax Museum

by Chrystal Johnson December 9, 2013

About a month ago, I shared my best tips for road trips with kids and mentioned that our next road trip would be to the Hollywood Wax Museum. Well we finally went and I’m back to share our experience with you! Did you know the Hollywood Wax Museum is the longest-running wax museum in the […]

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Dreaming of a Vacation in Puerto Rico

by Chrystal Johnson December 4, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. I don’t know about you, but the recent cold weather has me dreaming of lounging on a tropical beach somewhere. However, the idea of boarding plane, flying across the world and dealing with custom […]

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