Travel Diary | Discovering Mission San Diego de Alcalá

“Less doh…less doh,” I would yell as soon as I heard the keys jingle. My dad tells me as soon as I could walk and talk, I was always trying to leave. I can’t blame me. This curious toddler wanted to see what was beyond her parents arms. I’m not much different today. I can’t imagine a life without being able to travel and discover new places. In my latest travel adventure, I take you in and around the first mission in California—San Diego de Alcalá. There I was in one of my favorite cities, with KIA and it was our duty to…

Travel Diary | A Drive Along the Coast with Kia

I’m always looking for a reason to explore one of my favorite cities in the entire world—San Francisco. I’ve been there a handful of times and always leave feeling like I still have more to explore. This time Kia invited me out to test drive the refreshed 2017 Kia Forte. And this trip, as you’ll see in my photos below, sent me along the San Francisco coast. We drove through the most picturesque places I have ever been. Can you imagine how hard it is to enjoy the view when you’re driving? It’s a good thing I’m multi-talented. The trip…

My Philly Crush Continues| Part II

My crush with the city of Philadelphia continues. If you didn’t get a chance to read part I of how it all started, make sure you do that here. In this post, I’m going to share what the rest of my trip looked like for this L.A. lady. There are over 20 photos and I’m not sorry about that. There would’ve been more, but I’m sparing your eyes of my Philly obsession. In my opinion, starting day two with a pomegranate mimosa and vegan pancakes topped with strawberries from Hickory Lane American Bistro isn’t too shabby. In fact, I’ve been…

Philly, I Might Have A Crush on You | Part I

I’m sitting her thinking about all of the reasons that I love to travel. Believe me, when I tell you that the list is really long. But, what I appreciate more than anything, is when my perception of a place I’ve never visited before, is totally crushed. Thank you Visit Philly for introducing me to the “City of Brotherly Love.” I’ve always been a fan of the east coast. I may be a sucker for the historic side of things, but I also appreciate a city that explores new and upcoming concepts—without losing it’s identity of course. The awesome people…

Curvy Girl Travels Let’s Take a Road Trip

I’ve been on so many road trips, I can’t even begin to count how many. In fact, I just returned from a special Mother’s Day weekend road trip with my mom (watch it here or at the end of this post). There are a million reasons I love this way of traveling. But, my favorite one is the freedom of it all. The ability to stop and go on my time table, change directions, and take in my surroundings. I wanted to start off by saying that road trips might not be for everyone.  Instead, I’m going to tell you that there…

Curvy Girl Travels Downtown Miami in 2 Minutes

Whenever someone mentions Miami, I can’t help but think of sunny days, beautiful beaches, and nightlife. I’ve been there a handful of times and I have to admit, it is one of my favorite places to visit. But, what if I told you that there’s more to this place than the obvious? Yes, there is a whole other side filled with art, music, food, and history in the heart of Downtown Miami. While I was in town for Hispanicize, I was invited out by the Miami Downtown Development Authority for a tour. And little did I know I was about…

Curvy Girl Travels Around & About San Diego

Being a native from Southern California is a true blessing. I can’t imagine another place I’d rather be from. I mean, where else can you visit the beaches, mountains, and the desert in one day? I’m serious. I can say that I’ve actually done this. And it’s all thanks to Kia and their latest Ride & Drive event that started in San Diego of all places. I had a chance to test drive the all new 2017 Kia Sportage and see parts of the surrounding area that I’ve never been to before. This compact crossover was the perfect companion on…

Curvy Girl Travels Desert Adventure

If there’s one thing I love more than writing, it’s the freedom of being able to travel. Ask my dad and he’ll tell you the story about this little 2-year-old, yelling “let’s dooooh” whenever someone grabbed their keys. He said I was always trying to leave. Which I did a couple of times…but that’s a whole different story. Well, I can say that things haven’t changed much. Whenever I have an opportunity to travel I take it. Remind me to tell you about my first time visiting New York City in only 72 hours. I’ve learned that traveling is so…

Curvy Girl Travels Scenic Times in Aspen with Kia

I’ve written about my travel experiences with the Kia Optima before. Each one is always different and unique. I can thank Kia for that. This last media trip was no different. We were sent to one of the most scenic places I’ve even been—Aspen, Colorado. I mean, where else would you want to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Kia Optima? The twist and turns of Independence Pass really put this sedan to the test! My fellow car lovers out there will appreciate this. OK…first we have to talk about how the elevation of Aspen, about 7900 feet above…

Curvy Girl Travels Beauty On The Go at LAX

Busy! Busy! Busy! That’s been the story of my life lately. And with all of the traveling I’ve been doing, it seems there’s never any time for well…anything. Especially, anything in the beauty department. How many times have you been flying coast to coast and wished you had stopped to pick up your favorite face wash or even just got a quick mani and pedi? If you’re traveling via the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), you’re going to love the beauty insider info I have for you!

My Best Friend Gets Married (Vlog)

Oh…oh…watch out. I put together another vlog for you guys. And this time it’s a #CurvyGirlTravels adventure. I take you guys with me as I travel across the country to Maine for my best friend’s wedding. I was a member of the bridal party and I was beyond excited to be a part of her special day. I’d love to give a special shout out to Kia who loaned us the 2015 Kia Optima for the road portion of our trip. Take a look at the video and please don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Curvy Girl Travels My Miami Beach Weekend


Can I just rewind myself back into last week? If I did, I’d be right back in that pool, basking in the Miami Beach sun (covered in sunscreen of course). Finally, after weeks of planning, my best friend Mary and eight of her closest friends traveled to Florida for her bachelorette weekend. It was definitely one to remember and I had to choose the photos that I’m going to share with you wisely. Sorry, but some bachelorette moments should just be kept to ourselves.

Curvy Girl Travels Packing for L.A.


It’s no secret that I love to travel. Just check out my #CurvyGirlTravels hash tag on Instagram or Twitter and see where I’ve been. I’m always at some blogger event. For example, next week, is the inaugural We All Grow Summit and I’m so honored to be speaking on a panel. But, there will be no traveling for me! Because it’s based here in Los Angeles! The lovely ladies over #WeAllGrow asked me to put together some tips on packing for The City of Angels.

Rediscovering Los Angeles with Jagger

I’m ready to make a confession. Please don’t judge me. I live in Los Angeles, one of the most amazing cities in the world. Instead of getting out there and exploring it, I’ve become somewhat of a hermit crab. I think there are tourists out there who’ve seen more of this city than I have. Ugh, no true Angeleno would be proud to admit that. That’s why I jumped at the chance to write this sponsored post in collaboration with the new Jagger app. I knew it was time to venture out of my apartment and reignite my love affair with the City of Angels. And this app is perfect for that!