Hey everyone! A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of visiting Napa and it was just as incredible as you would imagine! A big group of my friends as well as my Mom and Aunt drove up for the weekend since a few of us were working close to San Francisco. There are SO many wineries that it would be impossible to see them all in one weekend, so we kept it simple and only visited a few. Hess Winery: Funny story about this place. My mom actually met… View Post

One of my favorite parts about being a consultant is that I get to travel all over the place to work with different clients. If you are newer to Diary of a Dirty Blonde, you can check out some of my previous work travel posts to Germany, Ireland and Amsterdam! My first work stop this year was San Francisco, California. I ended up having time to do a ton of exploring and am so excited to share everything I did with you! This is a long one so get ready! THINGS… View Post

Have you ever traveled down the coast of California? When I was in middle school my cousin got married in Oregon so my family took some extra time off and drove from Portland to San Francisco. When I came back to California for work one of my bucket list items was to drive to Big Sur and when my friend Mary came to SF for work I knew this was the perfect time to do it! The Big Sur/Monterey/Carmel by the Sea areas are the perfect day trip from San… View Post

Yosemite was my first trip to a national park and it did not disappoint! Not only did I have perfect weather, but I also spend the ideal amount of time there. It was about a 3 hour drive from Stockton, CA where I am staying for work. From San Francisco it would be around 4-5 hours so it’s still possible to make a day trip from there as well. If you’re super into nature you could go for a weekend trip or longer. However, If you can’t tell I don’t… View Post