Napa Valley in January | Wine + Tours 2017

Napa Valley in January | Wine + Tours 2017

Traveling to Napa Valley in January didn’t promise sunshine and blue skies, however, I decided to take a chance (refreshing the weather app every minute, as if it would magically change).

We landed in San Francisco, January 4th at 2:00 pm, and headed straight to our rental. Renting a car will give you the freedom to drive to the different towns around. The rental is also cheaper for the four days than a one-way ride from the airport to our hotel. The drive from SF to downtown Napa was about an hour and 45 minutes. It was 49 degrees and the rain soon greeted us on the road, but so did Chick-Fil-A. This was my first time here, I had the nuggets and Oh mahh god!

Anyway, we checked in to the gorgeous Andaz Napa Hotel in the heart of Downtown (free parking for our rental!). As I rambled thru one too many scarfs Continue reading “Napa Valley in January | Wine + Tours 2017”

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Kids of Tijuana, Mexico

Kids of Tijuana, Mexico

I am from the small border town of Tijuana, Mexico. Seeing kids hustling on the streets in the middle of oncoming traffic and begging for money is sadly, second nature. Although, this is considered the norm, I have a deep desire to do something, to help in some sort of way. 

For a long time, I was ashamed of where I was from, as a kid, I would constantly lie about my place of birth. The corruption of the Mexican government espouses  no remorse. Today, I choose to embrace my town, not the corruption, but my people. Many are fearful to the U.S./Mexico border due to Mexico’s infamous bribery and violence, however, all I see is a result of a greedy government The people here are fighting to survive. I am not attempting to justify their crimes and actions whatsoever, but I understand. People are in deep need; more than when I was raised here. 

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Marathon 2017, here I come!

Marathon 2017, here I come!

Hey 2017!

I’ve been training for the Los Angeles Marathon for a couple of months now! I am beyond excited but also scared. Running this marathon has been on my bucket list for the last couple of years. In 2016, I ran a 10k followed by a half-marathon. I never thought I would sign up for a full Marathon! It takes a toll on your mind and body, however, I am up for the challenge!

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