Hi, I’m Marla! Welcome to A Weekend Crossing, my blog about discovering Southern California and the world beyond my backyard.

A few things you should know about me: I’m a 20-something living in Orange County, but I’m originally from San Diego and you can find me there almost every weekend. I’m an Aquarius (and Scorpio moon and Scorpio rising for those as astrology obsessed as I am!), a fact that I’m pretty stoked on, and I love telling people about their signs too. My boyfriend of almost 8 years is named Ilhan and you’ll see him around here from time to time, as well as our amazing perfect adorable guinea pig children Nala and Chaya. Oh and I’ve had TWO paranormal experiences, which you can read about here and here. Also I’m a cat person (important fact!), but really I love animals of all shapes and sizes :]

So what’s A Weekend Crossing’s story? Well, it began back in 2013 when I was living in France, mostly as a way to share details of my trips with my parents haha. But I soon discovered how incredible the blogging community is and I grew steadily more passionate about maintaining this space. AWC has gone in a lot of directions since its first posts, but it finally fell into place here in California.

Eating good food, admiring beautiful views, discovering new places, and visiting important and/or historic sites are some of my favorite things to do, and I want to share my part of the world with people who share those interests. While California is the focus (I live here, after all!), I also write about places around that world that I’ve visited and loved.

Ready to go on an adventure together?