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Gingerhawk Construction Update – October 2019

Adam with our contractor Thad Vaughn of JT Custom Homes Hey friends. You may have seen the post we shared earlier where we introduced you to the 25-acre property we bought in Washington State called Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat. If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out to get up to speed.…

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Introducing Gingerhawk Mountain Retreat – The Plan

Hey friends. You may have seen on Instagram that we’ve been sharing some sneak peaks and photos from the property we purchased in Washington State earlier this year, but today we’re going to be revealing a whole lot more! We’re going to show you how we plan to transform this space into a beautiful mountain…

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IMPORTANT: Wearing the Right Sunscreen

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS | More Wearing the wrong sunscreen could be lethal for you and the natural world. Chemical sunscreens leach into your body and have been found in blood, urine and breast milk. In Hawaii they have gone as far as banning certain sunscreens. The ban is…

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Life in San Diego – 2 Years Later

I can’t believe it’s been two years since I moved to San Diego after living in New York City for over a decade. I left New York at a time when I was really depressed, dealing with a difficult break-up, and searching for a new direction in my career and life. Two years later, I’m happy to report that things have worked out really well, and I’m loving life on the West Coast. I’m about halfway through the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at Pacific College, newly engaged, and starting to feel more at home here in San Diego.

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How to Pack Light and Travel Like a Pro

ON THE PLANE Nobody loves an airplane – they are stinky and gross and the bar keeps going lower as far as customer service is concerned. But that doesn’t mean you can’t travel in style. Here are a few of my favorite items that make plane travel a little more comfortable and stylish: Bring a…

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A Colorful Walking Tour of Creative Tijuana

Colorful dancers at Festi Arte in Tijuana. Did you know that the Mexican border is only 20 minutes south of San Diego? You can apply for a SENTRI pass to expedite the drive across the border, otherwise you can expect long wait times to make the crossing. But there is also a pedestrian crossing that…

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You Need to Try This Exciting and Low Impact Glamping Experience

Image via @alter.experiences Are you looking for a unique camping experience without all the stress of planning and packing? Alter Experiences, located in the high mountains of San Diego’s back country, offers one-of-a-kind glamping experiences in suspended tree tents near Mt. Laguna. They also have a family-friendly luxury tent that’s perfect for kids. Alter Experiences…

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California Coast Road Trip Guide

Driving up the California coast is one of the quintessential American road trips that I recommend everyone add to their bucket list. California is an incredibly beautiful state with amazing landscapes that will take your breath away. Adam and I recently went on a 10-night, 11-day road trip up and down the coast of California.…

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Live to Sustain’s Summer Tips

BBQ’n Tips: Throwing a party can be hectic. You want to have all your friends over and you want to host them as best you can, but you dont want to spend the whole time prepping and cleaning. I get it. Even then we need to be mindful of our sustainability habits. Here are some…

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HydroFlask Giveaway!

Billions of single-use cups end up in our landfills and oceans every year. We advocate for reusable cups such as HydroFlask. Every little bit helps. We are giving away one 18 ounce HydroFlask. Color of your choice. To enter, you must 1) follow us on instagram, 2) tag 2 people in this post, 3) like…

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