Hi, I’m Yolanda!

I’ve been blogging about travel since 2012. My passion for travel started when I got my first passport at 17. I’ve been endlessly planning my next adventure since. My current country count is 65, and I’ve lived in six U.S. cities. Other than being a mom, I believe my purpose in life is to eat good food and drink great wine.

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Spending Time in Ojai

Ojai is one of those places that had been on my list for years, but we'd never quite made it there--until July. Nestled in a Ventura County valley, it's not as well-known as nearby Santa Barbara. I love Santa Barbara, but I will never again skip Ojai. The city itself...

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Idle Imbibing and Coastal Calm

For the obvious reasons, our travel this summer has been severely limited. Having fun while staying safe is the order of the day. It turns out, a trip up and down the coast was just the getaway we needed. We're so lucky to live in an incredibly beautiful state, and I...

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Deserting the City for the Desert

Around this time last month, with an end to COVID nowhere in sight and our normal European summer cancelled, our family decided it was time to get out of our house. The desert was the natural choice, since we all love it there. We carefully weighed the risks,...

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Our Next Adventure: Postponed

I was so looking forward to our Spring Break trip. After two nights in Paris, off to the Seychelles, Ethiopia, and South Africa. Especially since I’ve wanted to visit Ethiopia for years. COVID-19 had other plans. We were fortunate enough to be able to postpone our trip, so we are stateside for now. Please stay safe and healthy during this challenging time!