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I'm Christina Lyon, a coffee sipping, piano playing, beach loving, word-obsessed freelance writer and musician. I'm on fire for helping freelance writers get paid and small biz owners succeed online. When I'm not reading or writing, I play music and explore the beaches and wild trails along the California coast.

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Aerial shot of Solvang showin in this Day Trip To Solvang, CA guide

Want to take a day trip to Solvang, CA? Learn about this Danish treasure nestled beneath the foothills of the sprawling Santa Ynez Valley! There’s a lot of fun things to do in California, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes you crave a getaway to somewhere completely different. Still, not all of us who are […]

Cuba is alive with electric, vibrant energy that pulsates through the streets, radiates from friendly locals, and washes in with the Caribbean Sea. It’s no wonder why Cuba is a major tourist destination. With any travel destination, you’ll need to plan ahead and familiarize yourself with the culture. Start here to learn how to travel […]

Arizona, a state where scorching temps send rolling tumbleweeds across long cacti lined highways. It’s also so much more than that. While Phoenix and Tucson tend to get all the attention, in this Arizona travel guide, I’m breaking down some of the most unique places to visit in Arizona. While some are extremely popular and […]

You all know I love Cuba! When it came time to submit a story for the 2018 World Nomads travel writing contest, in which three winners would win a trip to Argentina and study under an accomplished travel writer, I knew I had to write a Cuba travel story. There were three options of story […]

It’s no secret that Los Angeles is a cultural melting pot, which is a major reason why living here is so much fun. People travel from all over the world to catch a glimpse of vast and varied LA. As a blogger based in Redondo Beach, California, I’m itching to visit Japan. I don’t need […]

Thinking about learning Spanish in another country? Researching and planning can easily get the best of us and even deter us from actually booking the trip. Fear not! I’ve got you covered with this comprehensive, in-depth guide for everything you need to know about attending Spanish Immersion School. There are programs all over the world […]

If someone told me 10 years ago that I’d be celebrating my 30th birthday trip soaring through jungle canopies on a zip line on the remote Isla Bastimentos, smile wide as the Grand Canyon, I’d say sign me up! In my family, it’s tradition to throw a big bash for birthdays that land on a […]

California may have the best sunsets in the world and vast terrain from desert to snow, but nostalgics like me need to dig to uncover old school California. If you look, you’ll find historic locations peppered throughout the state. I spent my 30th birthday on an island in Panama, so when I returned I chose a […]

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago on Panama’s Caribbean coast. With the myriad of sprawling beaches, rugged roads, palm tree-lined jungle paths and water activities, Bocas is an adventurer’s playground. While I kept myself busy with activities every day, my time on Isla Colón was centered around 3 weeks of attending a Bocas del Toro […]

Panama City is big. It’s vibrant, loud, and chaotic and if you don’t stay on high alert at all times, the city could easily swallow you up. What makes this energetic metropolis interesting is its chronic diversity. One minute you’re stranded on a median in the middle of rush hour trying to cross the street. […]

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