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Instagram Lately: US West Coast Adventures

Snapshots from CA + Las Vegas

I’ve finally carved out a bit of time to sit down and recap some of our adventures on the West Coast. We experienced zesty margs in Scottsdale; the beach, sunshine and quaint vibe in Santa Barbara; a dose of glitz, glam and gluttony in Vegas; and revisited city living in San Francisco. Our experiences were diverse, and each brought us a new set of memories with friends and family. Here are some photos that I shared on Instagram that capture some of our experiences Stateside.

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{Snapshots from the Hyatt Regency in Scottsdale, AZ}

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{Five days in sunny Santa Barbara with a gorgeous wedding at a blueberry farm in the mix.}

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{Delicious food, Cirque adventures and poolside relaxation in Vegas.}

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{Revisiting our former home of SF and enjoying some family time during a wedding & birthday celebration.}

More photos and posts are on their way! If you don’t follow me on Instagram already, pop over and say hello on IG: @lavidashannon. Also be sure to follow my account for snapshots from our upcoming trip to Israel, Jordan and the West Bank. I’m excited to be sharing some incredible new memories from an exciting bucket list region!

xo from 35,000 feet in the air,

Shannon Kircher, The Wanderlust Effect

More about Shannon Kircher

Shannon Kircher is the founder and editor of The Wanderlust Effect. Founded in 2009, she has continued to document her international escapes as an expat in Europe and the Caribbean. Additionally, Shannon is the founder of Compass & Vine, a luxury boutique travel design firm, and is the Director of Marketing for the Frangipani Beach Resort. Shannon holds an MSc in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics and is a current candidate for WSET Level 3 in Wines & Spirits.