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Smack dab in the middle of October, the manfriend and I took a 10-day trip to California. It was not the smartest decision I have ever made. I was busy with fall semester ( a very tough semester ) and had just made the jump to freelancing after my full-time job ended in September. Money was iffy, school projects were really iffy, and perhaps most notably, my sanity was past iffy.

But that’s the thing about vacations – you just gotta go. You gotta go when you’re feeling your most frazzled, because that is precisely when you need it most. So I said the hell with it, and we ventured down the PCH from San Francisco to Los Angeles, with stops in Napa Valley, Capitola, Big Sur and Butano State Park in between. Coincidentally, the only photos I took were from my favorite places: Napa, Big Sur + Butano ( where we camped under the sleepy giant redwoods ).

As you can probably see from my photos, it didn’t suck. Not one bit. The first day of vacation, I was wine drunk by 11am. Photo proof right here.

So yeah, like I said vacation…you just gotta go.

More photos from CA on Insta: @hollisanne_

Hillary January 9, 2014


And you’re right—vacations are necessary, and I don’t take them enough. Hoping to fit a few good ones in this year (and already saving up for it!)

elizabeth January 10, 2014

I need to keep reading your blog — and you need to keep blogging! Are you done with school, or do you have another semester left? I’ll be done in May and will apply to one grad school and LOTS of jobs — totally freaked out and excited!! Hope you are well 🙂

Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 11, 2014

this look amazing! I just LOVE this part of the country. So glad you had a lovely getaway. <3

dana January 22, 2014

Um HELLO. I love these photos! And I am super jealous of your time in Cally. I wan to go (with you someday!)!

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