I'm Alison, a yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger living in San Francisco. I grew up in Southern California (Long Beach, to be exact), went to college on the Central Coast, and now live up north in the Bay Area with my husband Chris and our fur baby, Zeus. I love sharing my adventures in fitness, food, travel -- I hope they inspire you to live your happiest and healthiest life!

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Travel Guide: St Thomas Part One

You've probably heard of AirBnB, hostels, and maybe even CouchSurfing, but have you ever heard of VRBO? It's another popular vacation rental site where you can find houses or condos across the globe to stay at, often for a better price than local hotels. 

I learned about Vacation Rentals By Owner when planning the St Thomas Yoga Retreat for Yoga Centre. Once we found available dates, booking was almost too easy and things only got better once we arrived. The house was well equipped with everything from beach towels, kayaks and SUP boards to laundry detergent and any kitchen tool imaginable! Beyond that, the property manager was extremely helpful with information about the best grocery stores and shops on the island as well as restaurants, activities, and places to see.

Here are a few photos I managed to snap of the place in my down time:


As you can see, the house was magnificent with 360-degrees of breathtaking views  and 24/7 access to our own private beach. I'd love to return to this villa again someday but am definitely looking forward to future VRBO rentals too!

Travel Guide: St Thomas Part Two

Adventure in Rancho Palos Verdes