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For the Love of the Elements: Water


I'm fairly certain I could sit and stare at just about any body of water for hours on end and be completely happy. Anyone out there feel the same way?

Last weekend we had the opportunity to camp along the north coast and I was thrilled to have ample time to take in the grand Pacific Ocean, with its calm horizons and wave-formed coastlines. I've mentioned before that I have a certain level of respect for the ocean, yet I still find myself mesmerized every time I end up at the edge of a continent.


Even as my husband and his friends donned wetsuits and snorkels for abalone diving and I watched the tides change from low to high and back again, the water never failed to hold my attention.


Oceans, rivers, lakes, streams... I often feel completely at peace (and in awe) when I'm in the presence of water and that has me wondering:

Do any of you feel particularly drawn to water? Is it just me?

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Northern California for Nature Lovers: The App!

When Everplaces reached out to me earlier this year to propose a partnership that would combine their amazing app development and design skills with my recently discovered wanderlust and (apparently) app-worthy content creation skills, I was elated. Naturally, I said yes without much hesitation.Who could say no to such a venture? Not this girl.

So...I traveled, explored my favorite spots, spent time researching a few new-to-me places, wrote reviews, researched a bit more, edited many, many photos and dug into my archives for favorite spots that I know and love, but couldn't visit this year.

After all was said and done, I was presented with this:


Say it with me now: "ooooooh.....aaaahhhhh."

The app is aptly named Northern California for Nature Lovers and you can download it for the low, low price of $0.99 right here.

As you've probably guessed by now, the app is currently only available for Apple products. I'm hoping it'll be available on other platforms in the near future. If you're searching the App Store on your phone, just type in "California Nature Everplaces," and you'll get a screen that looks a little like this:


{I'm still not over having a 'curated by' line, by the way. Not sure I ever will get over it.}

So, there you have it. I've created my very first travel app with some of the coolest, nicest people I've ever had a chance to meet over the internet. If you want to read up on Everplaces, you can see a few previous posts here and here. You can also check out the Everplaces app here. Obviously, I highly recommend it.

Finally, I'd like to give a little shout out to my friends and family who have been incredibly supportive as I try new things and say yes to opportunities such as this. You. all. rock.


Happy Wednesday, all!