My Summer vacation this year will take me two different coasts.

First, I'm headed to Long Beach, California on a girls trip. Several of my friends and I are flying to the coast for a leadership convention and to do a little sight-seeing. We'll take in view of the Pacific Ocean, and no doubt find some great food to enjoy!

We might even explore the shopping scene and take a harbor cruise to do some whale watching.

The next week my husband and I will head east. We're heading south first for a couple of days in the Big Easy, where fried donuts are a specialty. We look forward to the sweet treats of Cafe du Monde for breakfast and will likely stroll the historic French Quarter, before we head further east to the white sands of Destin, Florida.

We'll be staying there for about a week with friends enjoying golf and relaxing by the beach. I'm looking forward to getting some sun, and taking in a good novel.