Weekend Getaway: Things to do in San Francisco, California

If you're looking for things to do in San Francisco, then you've found a great starting point to plan your trip! I'm up in the Bay area about once a month for work, sometimes I have the opportunity to stay in San Francisco.  I've also vacationed there. I have a love...

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Weekend Getaway: Things to do in Los Angeles, California

An Instagram friend (shout out to @arsalanxx) recently asked me for suggestions for things to do in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco. He is visiting each city for the first-time, so I figured a Weekend Getaway post for things to do in Los Angeles (other cities...

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Best Places to Paddle Board on the West Coast

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has seen a big resurgence in the last few years, becoming a favorite pastime for people looking to do some human powered exploring out on the water. Paddle boarding isn’t just a great way to get active and stay fit, it allows you to see...

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Fall in Love with the Amazingly Beautiful Cook Islands

Far removed from a fast paced life and tucked away in the expanse of the South Pacific is the ocean’s best kept secret. The treasure trove of 15 atoll islands, known as the Cook Islands, is truly a place to disconnect and experience island life. The islands attract...

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Photo Break – Colorful Colombia

During our 10 days in Colombia we experienced the warmth of the people (seriously, some of the nicest people I have ever met), the natural beauty of the country, and the richness of both food and culture. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Colombia, do it!

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The Ultimate Cook Islands Travel Guide

This Cook Island travel guide is filled with tips to help you plan your Cook Island trip!  I found it hard to find detailed information in one place, so I hope this guide helps in planning your trip. Far removed from a fast paced life and tucked away in the expanse of...

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Our Amazing Cross Country Road Trip

A little over a year ago Ryan and I began our cross country trek to our new life in San Diego. How that year went by so quickly is beyond me, but here we are and I have yet to share photos from our week-long journey. Gothenburg, Nebraska Our first touristy stop along...

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About Me

Hi! I’m Daina, a Chicago native turned Southern Californian. I was drawn to the underwater world at a young age and started dabbling in underwater photography in the last five years. My photography journey has taken me to many beautiful places, but physically and mentally.
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