Hi, there. I’m Lauren, a Wisconsin native living in Southern California on my sailboat in the Great Lakes. I’m infatuated with the year-round outdoor lifestyle I enjoy here that I dreamed of as a kid growing up in the cold Midwest.

I ride my beach cruiser everywhere, spend free afternoons at outdoor cafes, love surfing and running along the coast.

I’m a photographer and writer. I shoot real estate for my own company, San Diego Home Photography, and write for a handful of local San Diego area publications including Carlsbad Magazine and Encinitas Magazine.

This blog began in 2007 as a letter home to family and friends when I started traveling abroad in college. It’s part personal, part travel, with lots of photography. Enjoy. ?