3 stunning hikes in Sedona

Sedona is probably one of the most visually enchanting places I’ve ever been to. The blue skies against the red rocks make for a visual treat, but most importantly, it is the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere that captivated me. Even before I learned about Sedona’s famous vortexes (powerful energy centers) I remember having an overwhelming sense of positivity and calmness as soon as we set foot there – weird, I know! My husband felt the same too, so we were…
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Visiting Arcosanti (Arizona)

This is the continuation of our Arizona Road Trip! On our way from Scottsdale towards Sedona, we spontaneously decided to take a detour in Arcosanti. I had seen pictures of the buildings before and was very curious to see what it was all about. Located an hour north of Phoenix, Arcosanti is an “urban laboratory focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability”. As we approached Arcosanti, we were amazed to see such intricate architecture, which features an amphitheater, a bronze-casting…
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24 hours in Scottsdale (Arizona)

Our 8-day adventure in Arizona started with a flight from San Francisco to Phoenix. From there, we planned to rent a car and start a road trip that would take us to Sedona, Page and finally the Grand Canyon! We knew we would only have a few hours to spend in Phoenix so we thought it would be better to just focus on one specific area and avoid commuting too much. That’s when Scottsdale popped up as a good option…
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5 fun things to do in Lake Tahoe (for non-skiers)

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake that straddles the state line between California and Nevada and it’s estimated to be 2 millions old! It is a wonderful destination that can be enjoyed all year round – you can do winter sports during the cold months or go for a swim in the lake in the summer. When we booked our trip to South Lake Tahoe, little did we know that it would be the weekend with the heaviest snow of the season! (we were there…
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San Francisco’s Famous Mosaic Steps

On a sunny yet cold morning, we decided to go to San Francisco and check out Golden Gate Heights neighbourhood, where you can find the famous mosaic steps a.k.a. “16th Avenue Tiled Steps” or “Moraga steps”. Ever since coming across a picture of the steps on Instagram, I was curious to see it (and climb them!). What I didn’t know was that this work of art has a pretty cool story behind it: this stairway was created by the local neighbours,…
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Mission District Murals Tour (San Francisco)

Mission District can be likened to an open-air art gallery: this Latino neighbourhood boasts more than 100 documented murals that adorn unassuming alleyways, wooden fences and shop facades! Last week I decided to put together a DIY walking tour and go check them out. I literally took hundreds of pictures but on this post I wanted to share some of my favorite spots & murals. Overall it was a visually captivating and thought-provoking experience – highly recommend it if you’re…
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How to spend a weekend in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park has quickly become one of my favorite places on the planet. Such an statement, I know! But people who have been there would definitely agree. We recently spent 2 full days exploring and hiking Yosemite Valley and fell in love with the views, the fresh air and the magical atmosphere of this place. I have to admit that I didn’t know much about Yosemite besides the famous “El Capitan” rock. So when we confirmed our trip I…
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Planning a perfect day in Sonoma Valley

Even way before we moved to the US, a trip to the Wine Country in California has always been on my bucket list. Not that I’m a wine connoisseur (I’m far from being one!), but the thought of sipping wine in such beautiful settings on a sunny day makes my heart jump in excitement. Last weekend we finally rented a car and headed to Sonoma Valley. We picked Sonoma instead of Napa as our first destination in the wine country…
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