We love living in San Francisco, but life goes by quick here, and sometimes it's really easy to lose touch with what really matters. Our goal was to pick a quieter town without crowds to set some time away for ourselves. Oh, and it had to be furry pal-friendly. There's no way we wanted to leave our pups behind!
I absolutely love booking a stay through Airbnb. My favorite part about it? The unique experiences that come with some of the places you can book. To name a few, I'm eyeing a tree house and a Joshua Tree desert home to try out sometime in the future! If you are looking for a unique stay, give them a shot. They have locations you can reserve all over the world! This time around, we found a cozy vineyard bungalow in Chico, CA and it was a perfect fit.
We arrived to find a clean guest house that looked just as pretty as the pictures. The two of us spent the entire weekend cooking our meals from scratch, watching NBA All-Star weekend, and taking our dogs on walks. It was so simple, but exactly what was needed to find us again back at our core.
While there, our pups got to run around freely, and made friends with Robyn's two dogs Lily and Katie. Robyn, one of our hosts, showed us all the vegetation they grew on their property, gave us some lemons picked from the tree and even let us feed their goats! Before leaving, we explored Chico a little more, and took the dogs to a nearby park for one last walk.
The same way people escape to the city for Valentine's Day, we escaped from the city. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself (and your other half) is take yourself out of the day-to-day routine for a new adventure. It doesn't have to be over the top, and it doesn't have to be too far from home...just go somewhere new with people you love. Thanks to our super hosts, Robyn and Larry for helping us find a home away from home.