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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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Peacocks and Pit Stops at Casa De Fruta

Anyone roadtripping from the south valley along Pacheco Pass toward I-5 has stopped at Casa de Fruta, the farm stand-turned oasis hidden among the rolling…

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Pineapple – Halloween Costume

I’ve had several pineapple Halloween costumes over the years, but this one confused people the most! “Are you a pumpkin? A palm tree?” NO. Don’t…

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Barbareño – Flavor Stories of Santa Barbara

When the mild California winter finally breaks around Easter, and the sun warms our faces on afternoon walks, we emerge from our cooped up tiny…

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Pineapple – Handmade Wall Clock

Found this adorable handmade pineapple clock in an art gallery in San Luis Obispo. So tropical!

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Cruising the Mexican Riviera Aboard Norwegian

Surfing through cruise deals online one day in March, we stumbled across an amazing early bird offer from Norwegian Cruise Line – four tickets for…

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Pineapple – Christmas Tree Ornaments

We keep our Christmas tree pretty simple – a few sparkly golden balls, some glitter-covered gem and snowflake shapes, and of course, pineapple ornaments. How…

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Pineapple Carnitas at Cult Taco in Monterey

“California cuisine through a Oaxacan lens.” – Chef Michelle Estigoy Welcome to Cult Taco in historic downtown Monterey, California! Please step up to the touchscreen…

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Pineapple – Jack O’ Lantern at Night

Look at this cutie! He’s channeling David Bowie with this bling-y war paint and fire in his eyes.

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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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Tour Our Adorable Pineapple Cottage

At some point, I started collecting pineapples and never stopped. What you’re about to witness is only a FRACTION of the pineapple things I own,…

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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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Pineapple – Welcome Mat

Shout out to my fabulous mother for fueling my pineapple obsession with this picture-perfect welcome mat. Despite all our traveling, it’s always a relief to…