#TravelDiary Trip To Catalina Island

boats_on_catalina_island While in California, Neutrogena took a few of the We All Grow conference attendees on a day trip to Catalina Island. Prior to going on the trip we were told that we were going to the island via Helicopter so that we could get a sky tour of the city. The day before I received an email say that the helicopter sky tour wasn't happening anymore. Instead we'd be traveling by water on a yacht. I was a little bummed out because I had never been on a helicopter ride, but the yacht turned out to be a blessing because I got to see my favorite animal -- dolphins.



On our way to Catalina Island the captain stopped the boat and told us there were dolphins by us. I thought I would get to see one, but instead saw an entire squad of dolphins. To see them in their natural habitat, with family and freely swimming and jumping around was a breathtaking experience. That alone made my trip a success. I caught some video footage of the dolphins which you can see in my California vlog here. At one point we also saw a blue whale -- which I was in awe of. I still can't believe I witnessed these amazing creatures.




Catalina Island is beautiful and I definitely need to go back and visit for a longer stay. Neutrogena treated us to yoga with a view of the ocean. If you read the first #TravelDiary from this trip then you know I was very sick at the start of the trip. On this day I was still not feeling well, but there was something about doing yoga outside that was just so peaceful. I started to feel better immediately afterwards. After yoga we had a yummy brunch with a view and mimosas.


#OOTD Details:

Pink Zip Up - Victoria's Secret Pink (similar)

Yoga Pants - Victoria's Secret

Sneakers - Nike FlyKnit

Sunglasses - Quay Muse in Gold/Pink (they've been sold out online everywhere, but I found them at the Top Shop store at The Grove in LA)

Black T-shirt - H&M


SnapChat photo - From left to right- Dani Ramirez, Erika Batista & Dulce Candy

Dulce Candy also joined us on this trip. She is someone I've admired in throughout my career and getting to speak with her was an added bonus to this day. Dulce was one of the first girls I watched on YouTube. I watched her videos way before I ever considered starting a channel of my own. She is incredibly sweet and humble -- it's no wonder she has done amazing things with her career.



#OOTD Details:

Olive Dress - HotMiamiStyles

Suede Sandals - Forever21

Bag - H&M (bought years ago) (similar)

Our night was complete with a 'Welcome Party' thrown by We All Grow. The party felt like a sorority as my fellow Latina bloggers and I connected from all around the country.


Took this photo from Nadia ;) From left to right - Claudia Felix-Garay, Michelle Ana, Nadia, Tiffany Diana and Alana Marie

If you missed Day 1 of my trip you can read the recap here. Tomorrow I will have the final recap from the last two days of the trip.