The dramatic sandstone cliffs against the sprawling, deep blue Pacific Ocean make Torrey Pines one of the best backdrops in Southern California for engagement photos.
I’ll be honest. Up until a year ago, if you had asked me to pinpoint Guam on a map, I might have pointed somewhere near Mexico. I had no idea that this tiny Micronesian island was actually a U.S. territory located in the southern Pacific. But, living in Japan, it didn’t take long before I heard all about this mysterious destination. Since Guam is an easy 3-hour escape from the cold winters in Japan, this island is a hot spot for Japanese tourists.
My friends and colleagues have referred to Guam as, “The poor man’s Hawaii.” Well, if that means beautiful, untouched beaches and wild, lush mountainscapes for half the price – count me in!
Some of you may be wondering who “we” are since my hubby-to-be is definitely an off-camera, behind the scenes man. This is his first introduction on the blog, and a perfect time to tell our story.
Oh, Catalina Island. It’s almost too good, I don’t want to spoil the secret. But, it’s time to let our fellow travel-lovers know about this hidden gem, a common getaway for California natives.
Stepping off the boat onto Catalina Island for the first time, I felt as if I was being transported to a remote Mediterranean coastal town. Small boats rocked slowly in the harbor, people strolled lazily along the sandy beachfront road, and above a sprawling hillside was dotted with quaint, rustic homes.