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Instagram Travel Thursday

So far, so good.

Welcome to the halfway point of our summer break! It’s been a SoCal summer, and we’ve been taking little trips since JetSet Tot graduated Kindergarten, exploring where we live, and acting like tourists. Some trips overnight, some for the day, but regardless we’ve had the best summer yet! These fantastic spots, amazing restaurants and behind-the-scenes places have been a blast to experience and I’ve been documenting our escapades as usual on Instagram.

Instagram Travel Thursday with Skimbaco Lifestyle

If you are reading this, you already know my family loves to travel,  and let the secret be known that I love to Instagram just as much. No, really, I ADORE INSTAGRAM. So when I stumbled upon Skimbaco Lifestyle’s Instagram Travel Thursday, I knew I had to participate! Together with six other bloggers, she has merged my two loves into a weekly feature that I’m excited to start. Since ‘a picture is worth 1,000 words’, I wonder what an Instagram is worth in the era of social media? Ten-thousand? A hundred-thousand? Perhaps a million?

Instagram Travel Thursday

In case you haven’t been keeping up with The JetSet Family, here is a quick ‘snapshot’ of all the great places we’ve tried since school let out in June:

:: The Great & Powerful Oz Afternoon Tea at The London West Hollywood ::

:: Dinner at Raya inside The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel ::

:: Enjoyed a ‘Girls-Only’ Trip to Shore Hotel in Santa Monica ::

:: StumbledUpon Blue Plate Taco and fell in love with their Churros ::

:: Spent a ‘Kids Rule Parents Drool’ Weekend at Rancho Bernardo Inn ::

:: Caught a Screening of Monsters University at El Capitan Theater in Hollywood ::

:: Watched the Disneyland Fireworks ::

:: JetSet Tot Discovered Oysters at Local 1205 in Venice Beach ::

:: Explored the World of Private Jets ::

What are some great places for me to see when I come visit your town?

Hugs & passports,

– Nicole

Nicole_StandleyNicole Standley a.k.a. Jet-Set Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The Trend Tribe. Contributor for CBS LA, Lucky Magazine, Burke Williams Spa &, follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo credits: Nicole Standley


On occasion, contributors of The JetSet Family receive products, compensation and/or services gratis or at discounted rates. This practice does not hinder the influencer’s point of view. All descriptions are factual and accurately reflect the overall experience.

Written by Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley

Nicole Standley curates her favorite trends in luxury travel, fine-dining, style + pop culture for The JetSet Family, CBS Los Angeles, Huffington Post and Hilton Hotels. In 2015, she was named Top Family Travel Blogger by both Trip Advisor + Red Tricycle. Instagram: nicoledstandley



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