New Zealand & Australia Travel Photo Journal

Once and awhile we do leave the Bay Area! Our recent travel adventures brought us to New Zealand and Australia. We absolutely loved New Zealand, with stunning views wherever you look. It’s the perfect place for outdoor adventurers and thrill seekers.

Just a short plane ride away, we hitched a ride to Melbourne and explored the city before heading to Cairns and Port Douglas. Feeding kangaroos, and snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef…we checked off quite a few things off our bucket list!

Shop Local Bay Area Holiday Gift Guide

The Bay Area is home to many wonderful small and large businesses. With so many great products made right here, why not shop local this holiday season? We’ve found some amazing local brands and wanted to share with you some of our favorite gift ideas for this coming season. There is certainly something for everyone!

5 Outdoor Weekend Warrior Trips from Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of the least expensive flights out of the SFO, OAK or SJC. In under two hours you can land yourself in the city of sin. While bright lights, gambling, shows, gourmet food, and pool parties are great, sometimes fresh air, a little hiking, and glorious scenery can be even better. Las Vegas is a central jumping off point for some amazing outdoor adventures. Here are our recommendations for the 5 best outdoor weekend warrior trips from Vegas. Get your tush up off the blackjack table and venture outside!

Exploring the Tri Valley Area

Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, and Danville make up what is known as Tri Valley. It’s an excellent getaway for food and wine lovers without breaking the bank.

Bay Area Election Day Freebies and Discounts

The highly anticipated election day is drawing near. After casting your ballot on election day, November 8, 2016 head to these Bay Area businesses to score some deals and freebies!

Thistle Review – Healthy & Fresh Meals Delivered

Even with so many food delivery options popping up in the Bay Area it’s still difficult to find healthy choices. We were excited to review Berkeley based company, Thistle since they take nutrition seriously and have an ever changing menu.

Save 20% off your first Thistle order with code: BAYAREABUZZ

Bay Area Pumpkin Patches 2016

Can you believe October is already here? Harvest season means pumpkin patches, corn mazes and all around fun! To get in to the Halloween spirit we’ve rounded up a list of great Bay Area pumpkin patches by region. Know of any more that we must add to our list? Feel free to comment below and we will check it out.

Santa Cruz Weekend Fun Guide

Santa Cruz, CA is a world famous destination known for it’s for great beaches and a casual surf town atmosphere. It’s only a short drive from most of the Bay Area, making it a perfect weekend getaway or even a day trip. Most of us who live in the Bay Area have already been to Santa Cruz on a few occasions and most likely know about the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, UC Santa Cruz, and some of the more popular beaches. We wanted to make a list of a few places that may not be as well known, but are just as wonderful!

Bay Area Buzz Healdsburg Getaway Guide

Healdsburg is a wonderful Bay Area wine weekend getaway. It’s not too far, so even coming for a day trip is very doable. While we came for the wine, we also discovered all of the other great agriculture practices happening in the area. It’s truly a farming community. There are also a vast variety of food and drink options ranging from quick and casual, to a slow and relaxing meal.

We had a great weekend away with friends and can’t wait to return to see more of what this great town has to offer! Below is a list of what we experienced on our trip. Let us know your Healdsburg favorites in the comments below.

Gear Review & Recs

We often get asked what gear we use for taking photos and what equipment we bring with us on our outdoor adventures. Well, we have finally compiled a list! Everything below has been personally tested by us and is what we have truly found to work best for our needs. We hope you find it useful! Feel free to comment below and share your favorite photo and outdoor products with us.

Our Barre Experience at Campbell’s Newest Fitness Studio: Flex Fusion

Flex Fusion is a brand new fitness studio in Campbell that opened it’s doors on June 4, 2016. When they asked us if we wanted to come check out their new studio, we quickly agreed. We have always wanted to try our barre and thought this would be the perfect opportunity. We signed up for an hour Barre Burn Class, which combines sculpting barre with cardio.