United States

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California, Destinations

Los Angeles

I love Los Angeles! The weather, the food, the scene, the vegetation, the wildlife, the different neighborhoods … I love it all. On a recent visit, this was my usual morning experience: Eat breakfast, then walk my son’s dogs to a hipster coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe. (Oh, that’s another […]

San Francisco Joyful Heart Travel
California, Destinations

San Francisco

San Francisco My husband had to attend a conference in San Francisco, and luckily I was able to tag along. To make it even better, we added a couple of extra days to the front of the trip so we could visit the northern California wine country. (Click here to see that […]

Joyful Heart Travel Northern California Wine Country
California, Destinations

Northern California Wine Country

For better or worse, we arrived in California at the same time as El Niño. Our plan included a 4-hour flight followed by a relaxing lunch in a nice restaurant and a 1 1/2 hour drive to the northern California wine country. But it was one of those travel days where nothing went as planned. […]

Joyful Heart Travel Miami Florida
Destinations, Florida

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida (aka Party City!) For me, Miami is the perfect getaway. It gives me the feel of being somewhere exotic without the hassles of a long flight. The warm weather, palm trees, Latin music, fresh seafood, expansive beach, and happy people put me in a party mood as soon as […]