Climate Tips

Brook Dougherty Salton Sea on couch with lotion

Expect the Unexpected in Indio

We are based in Indio, CA, which is outside of Palm Springs. Most people may not know it. But if I were to say Coachella or Stagecoach, there would be an enthusiastic response and a lot of assumpti...
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Berlengas Fortress

From Wine to Water -- Exploring Portugal

When I told people I was heading to Portugal, nearly everyone said the same thing. The wine (and port) is unbelievable -- and so affordable. So I prepared my liver in advance for this key cultural ...
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Real Skincare of Orange County

Los Angeles is known for many things. One is being one of the most polluted cities in the US (and not so great in the world rankings...). However, Laguna Beach, a mere one hour drive away, is like ...
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72 Hours in Charleston

My college girlfriends and I try to take a trip at least once a year. Despite juggling work, families, general life obligations, I would say that we have been pretty successful in finding time and ...
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Climate Proof: Handling a Dry + Cold Climate

Climate Proof: Handling a Dry + Cold Climate

The ongoing demands of life in a dry and cold environment present skincare challenges that can seem overwhelming. This routine helps to protect and defend against chapping, biting wind and harsh e...
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Exploring the City of Gold: Dubai, UAE

This “city of gold” boasts record-breaking Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and man-made islands. Its also known for its ultra-fast cars, fantastic skylines and beaches and its scorching heat.  I knew tha...
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San Jose, Costa Rica

This capital city offers innovation, cultural diversity, affluence, and sunny and mild Mediterranean climate with summers that are long, warm, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are short, cold...
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