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Jessica Willis: After a long day of taking photos on day trips around California with my husband Brandon, I love eating sushi and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and surrounding myself with all things pineapple. Just take a look at my collection!

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The Colorful Country of Guatemala

I’ve only been out of the United States a handful of times – Fiji, Mexico, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Iceland (well, the airport) – but…

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18th Barrel, Beer & Wine Tasting Room

Taste the best of both barrels. – 18th Barrel Tasting Room Bye bye Napa Valley, hello Central Coast. The fertile soil between San Jose and…

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Homeroom Mac + Cheese in Oakland

Some of the best restaurants begin with the simplest of dreams and menus, wouldn’t you agree? Such is the case for Homeroom Mac + Cheese…

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Guide to Mexican Riviera Cruise Excursions

Wondering how we got to Mexico? Click here to see our cabin aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Star! Look at us – so happy, so…

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Fine Dining in Yosemite National Park

Venturing to Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of east-central California is an all-day event, well-worth the drive from the Central Coast. We…

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Pineapple – Bunting Banner

Everyone loves a colorful bunting banner – especially if it’s made of pineapples! We found this shimmering delight in Amsterdam last summer.

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NightLife – California Academy of Sciences

Our mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life on earth. (calacademy.org) Strolling through Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, you’ll recognize the typical neighborhood…

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Pineapple – Fat Tumbler Mug

I love the color yellow so much. Most of my accessories are gold or yellow, including accents in the background of my pineapple photos, like…

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In-N-Out Burger – A California Icon

Yes, this is a blog post about a fast food restaurant. No, this isn’t just any fast food place. It’s In-N-Out Burger! I love all…

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Pineapple – Gold Cactus Frame

I was fortunate enough to find this beautiful metallic gold frame with the pineapple artwork already inside. You’re coming to my house, pineapple art! You’re…

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Mt. Hermon Christian Retreat Center

Situated among the ancient redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains, Mount Hermon has served as a peaceful retreat for more than 100 years. Anyone and…

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Pineapple – Stationery and Pen

I’m a sucker for beautiful stationery. Collecting blank note cards is my number one hobby, right behind pineapples, which is why I couldn’t resist these…