Hi friends! It’s been a little while! It has been quiet over the past 3 weeks here on the blog and if you’ve seen my Instagram, you probably know why!

Over the past 18 days, my husband, Vincent, and I have been traveling to some absolutely incredible places! We made our way from Chicago to San Francisco and then boarded a plane two days later to Australia and then finished off our last week of vacation in New Zealand! To say we are tired, jet lagged, but mostly left with permanent smiles on our faces would be an understatement.

Our first stop on this amazing journey was San Francisco, CA.  We only had 2 days there and this was a first for me so we tried to make the most out of it by visiting some of the most popular and iconic places all while doing our own thing and stumbling across a few gems!  We stayed at a hotel downtown in the financial district, so once we got all checked in, we made our way down to the Ferry Building Marketplace for lunch at The Slanted Door!

San Francisco Photographer


San Francisco Photographer

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San Francisco was SO rainy! It rained from the time we arrived to the time we left, so I really didn’t want to get my “real” camera out much.  Especially on the second day when it was POURING! So here are my favorite (mostly unedited) snapshots from my iPhone.

On our first night we enjoyed the best banana caramel milkshake at the famous Ghiradelli Square, walked around Fisherman’s Wharf and the city, and even took a ride on a cable car! We felt like kids on a ride at Disney World!

On our way to Lombard Street, we stumbled upon the gorgeous San Francisco Art Institute! That is the top left hand photo. The other photos were seen on or around Lombard Street.  I can totally see why thousands flock to that street every year. It’s so unique! After such a rainy day, we decided to warm up at The Devil’s Acre for cocktails! I would highly recommend visiting that place! Those cocktails were simply amazing!!
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On our second day we made the treck to the see THIS beauty! No trip to San Francisco is complete without visiting the Golden Gate Bridge! And honestly, that was probably the biggest highlight of the trip (to me at least). I was so excited to see this iconic bridge! Even in the clouds, this majestic structure left me in awe.

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Since it was such a rainy day that day, I didn’t bring my “real” camera along with me to the bridge. I am really bummed about it, but I just couldn’t risk my equipment getting soaked…and we definitely got soaked that day (think silly tourists with no rain jacket or umbrella haha). So, that just means I’ll have to make another trip to San Francisco for a REAL shot of the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge! But for now, this will do! 🙂

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco had so much charm and was such a unique city! The hills, the way people had to park on the streets, and the public transportation absolutely blew me away! We experienced lots of amazing food and drinks too!

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What should we do the next time we visit? I’d love to hear from you!

I can’t wait to share more with you guys from this big trip! Next, I’ll be sharing about our time in Sydney, Australia! See you next time!