• A Day of Wellness in Huntington Beach

    By Megan Jicha on January 21, 2014
    Each and every one of us looks for something different from their travels. However, we can often get so caught up in our adventures that we forget to take time care of ourselves. I don’t think I ever made it a priority to work out, eat well, or take time for myself to decompress while traveling before this year. To […]
  • A Tour of Disneyland During the Holidays

    By Megan Jicha on December 4, 2013
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the happiest place on earth. And to me that means: pure joy. Disney is the one place I can truly be a kid again, and seeing it decked out for the holidays can only be described as magical. A visit to Disneyland during Christmas is not only filled with bright lights, […]
  • Carmel, CA for the Mind, Body, Soul

    By Megan Jicha on November 8, 2013
    Recently named one of the top 10 cities in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler, Carmel, CA is a lovely, sleepy storybook town. For me, Carmel was the perfect destination for a romantic getaway to reconnect–mind, body, and soul–with myself and my boyfriend. For the mind 1. Get a winocation on wheels. Did you know: Monterey County supplies Napa […]
  • The ABCs of Newport Beach, CA

    By Megan Jicha on October 15, 2013
    In college, my best friend had a photography class assignment that intrigued me: Wander the city to find and photograph hidden letters of the alphabet– be they in signs, the sidewalk, or in the sky. I joined her for part of her shoot and thoroughly enjoyed the new perspective the assignment made us take on our city. Since then, I’ve […]
  • Becoming a Travel Writer: Making the commitment and overcoming fear

    By Megan Jicha on October 10, 2013
    Travel writing. Sounds like the perfect career, doesn’t it? You get to explore the cafes of Europe and trek through the hills of New Zealand–all while earning a paycheck. Well, while that picture isn’t completely accurate (I’ll get into that later), it means way more than that to me. For me, travel writing is a completion of my soul. Just […]
  • Escape to Shape

    By Megan Jicha on September 12, 2013
    Fitness-focused getaways are on the rise among the health conscious Shaping up is beginning to replace winding down as a popular getaway motif, and many hotels, spas, and retreat programs worldwide have turned their sights to nutrition, wellness, and exercise. And the good news is, travelers don’t have to spend the entirety of their holidays charting their meals or measuring […]
  • Ocean City Arcade Keeps The Good Times Rolling

    By Megan Jicha on September 12, 2013
    Marty’s Playland entertains your inner child with Skee-Ball and other nostalgia The timeworn sign reads “25 cents.” I feed the machine my quarter.  CLICK! The black, flip-style scoring display resets to zero, echoing the sound of an updating flight board. CLICK! CLICK! CLICK! Nine nicked and battle-bruised wooden balls are set free from their stall, at my right, and roll […]
  • My Story.

    By Megan Jicha on September 7, 2013
    I have an unquenchable thirst to experience the world. I’m Megan Jicha, a professional writer with an innate desire to explore every corner of the globe and share my adventures. I have a traditional backstory. Following society’s recipe for life, I: Went to college (Northeastern University in Boston, MA) Worked hard to earn my degree in Journalism (graduating Magna Cum Laude) Gained […]