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Pop-Up Fixer-Upper: Part 1

It’s no secret that these LL805 ladies loooove camping — what, you haven’t seen all of our Instagram posts?! 😉

Both my husband and I grew up camping with our families all of our lives [he in a pop-up tent trailer, me in a camper on the back of my dad’s truck].  We have such hilarious ridiculous fond memories of sitting with our marshmallow-clad roasters extended over a roaring fire, eating hot dogs, and getting into various types of mischief in the middle of nowhere.

Regardless of where we set up camp, one thing was for sure — nothing makes a strong family bond like having …

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5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Vacay {DIY Fitness}

I love to be active and explore while on vacation, as I think most people do — unless you’re more the lounging, reading a book type, which is also fine (I guess;). Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about laying poolside and enjoying a few Pina Coladas (which the waiter so kindly brought over to me) … BUT, that kind of vacay only happens every so often, and after a day or two of lounging, I’m usually ready for some activity anyway.

I was recently camping at Refugio Beach (one of our family’s fave local campgrounds) and realized how many simply ways there are to incorporate exercise and/or …

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Five Friday Faves {This Week’s Edition}

This weekend, we will be celebrating our own Hayley’s 30th birthday (!!!) camping and boating at Lake Nacimiento!  That’s right, we will be traveling up to our more northern 805 destinations, and making some fun stops in the area.  Here are our favorite stops on the way to Lake Nacimiento, on today’s Five Friday Faves!

1. Casa Dumetz Winery [Los Alamos] — great place to stop for some wine on your way up to more wine country!

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Top 10 Favorite Local Beach & Lake Campgrounds

There’s nothing like the warm, summer nights to make you crave a good camping trip, or two 🙂 Who doesn’t love waking up in a tent, beach-side, to the crackling sound of fire pits and the delicious smell of bacon?? Plus, it’s my 30th birthday this weekend- and I mean, what better way to celebrate than by camping at the lake!?

There are so many campgrounds to choose from (which is another reason why we love the 805!), so today we are highlighting our top 10 favorite camp spots.

Refugio State Beach {more info here}:

Located off the 101 North, 20 miles west of …

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Five Friday Faves {Memorial Day Weekend Edition}

Helloooo, long weekend! (we’ve been waiting for you!)

1. I (Nicole) will be heading up to visit my in-laws in Lake Tahoe, and will be hitting up some of my favorite stops along Hwy 395.  Can’t wait to sink my teeth into some Dutch Crunch Pullaway bread from Schat’s Bakkerÿ!IMG_3868IMG_3868 tahoe2tahoe2Don’t miss this post if you plan on heading up to Mammoth, June, or Tahoe this weekend …

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Are You a Camper or a Glamper? Or both? {local getaway}

We have the perfect getaway for you — so perfect, in fact, that I almost want to keep it secret. But we wouldn’t do that! Just keep it on the DL so all of LA doesn’t catch on to how awesome the 805 is 😉 JK!!! kinda…

Anyway, here’s the scoop –

You’ve heard us talk about our LOVE for Santa Barbara and camping a few times before, so here’s a little more.

Ocean Mesa Campground and El Capitan Canyon, both located north of Santa Barbara, offer something for everyone — the glamper and the camper! El …

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Five Friday Faves :: This Week’s Edition

You guys July is already almost over, which means summer is almost over… le sigh.  So enjoy the summer sun and warm summer nights while you can — but then again, who are we kidding — it’s always beautiful in the 805!

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1. Speaking of summer almost being over, have you finished checking off all those fun things you put on your summer bucket list?? Check out our Summer Bucket List here!

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Five Friday Faves :: This Week’s Edition

It’s that time again… and man was this a long week.  So, so, so excited for the weekend! Here are some favorites we wanted to share with you!

1. The Village Trolley {Friday & Saturday, 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, May 22nd – Sept. 5th} We’re always down for some free, easily accessible transportation – especially during peak happy hour/dinner hours! The Village Trolley runs on Friday and Saturday nights during the summer season. Check here for more info!Westlake Trolley - LocalLove805Westlake Trolley - LocalLove805

2. Hosting anyone this summer? Check out …

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Summer Bucket List {2015}

June’s got us dreaming of summer fun in the sun, which has us pretty much amp’d to throw our papers into the air and party like it’s summer break… Alas, “adulting” is a real thing, so for right now, we’ll just write out our summer bucket list and daydream of the next 12 weekends…

What are some of your ‘must-do’ summer goals?  Here are a few of ours!

See a movie under the stars [we love events put on by Eat See Hear, Cinespia, Street Food Cinema, and

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Why We Love Carpinteria {And Why You Should Too}

Here at LocalLove805 we love cute beach towns, we love camping, and therefore we love Carpinteria.  This adorable beach town is less than an hour away from where we all live and one of our go-to spots for the summer. Ocean, sand, surf, cute town, quaint shops, fun restaurants… I mean, what more could you want??  And if camping isn’t your thing, you can also look into renting an adorable beach cottage or stay in a hotel! See there’s something for everyone!

Carpinteria is a very special place to my husband and I, because a little more than 6 years ago (?!?!) we got married …

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