Hi, I'm Megan Elise Varela

San Diego travel & lifestyle blogger

I am a lover of local businesses, unique activities, and making the most of my time in sunny San Diego, California.

After moving from China to San Diego in 2018, I was experiencing a ton of anxiety and reverse culture shock trying to transition to a new city.

To combat these feelings, I created a San Diego bucket list of all the things I wanted to do and see. Now I'm here to share those all with you!

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Megan on Great Wall of China

Before moving to San Diego, I spent one year teaching abroad in China.


I am a lover of puppies, podcasts, my husband Mitchell, and of course, travel.

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I'm scuba certified and often go diving & snorkeling with my Dad here in San Diego.

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