Sit back, relax and let me take you to a beautiful oasis. The land of Hollister for a preteen, of avocados and acai bowls for 20 year old girls, of palm trees, ocean breezes and almost around the clock sunshine for a retiree. The home of a naval base for a navy seal, of uggs in winter at 70 degrees, of biking, surfing, SUP and jogs on the beach with sand seeping between your toes. If you haven’t guessed it by now, I’m taking you to Southern California: the land of many characters and places you must visit!
Sitting between the hills of Tijuana, Mexico and smog from Los Angeles, California lies San Diego, California, and north of San Diego sits Oceanside, California. May I repeat Oceanside. You know you are in the right place if you find yourself somewhere named this.
I woke up in the morning with a hot cup of instant coffee and the sound of soft rumbling waves crushing the jetty and beach. As I peak outside, I envy surfers running to catch waves before the work day, just as the sun ends its game of hide and seek. The bobbers ride into shore, ride back out to the ocean, then ride to work all before I’m even done with my now cold instant coffee.
When afternoon hits, you’d surely find yourself walking the coastline searching for seashells, or you may be running from high tide before the shivering pacific kisses your toes, or makes out with them for that matter, those waves can get aggressive. From ages 5 to 85 this task never gets old.
By now you’re probably feeling the first stages of pit stains and take off that sweater which kept you warm this morning. The sun begins to gently apply blush to your cheeks. No contour, highlight or bronzer needed either, the sun will do that all naturale.
To read more about my experiences in San Diego and hopefully plan your own trip there, click here.