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Travel to West Marin





Travel to West Marin

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that last month, I had a runaway weekend in West Marin County. When I say runaway, I mean run.away. Despite the fact that I tend to present myself as a living out loud kind of person, I am an introvert at heart. I love love love alone time.  I polled some of my friends – kindred spirits – and was guided to the magic of West Marin.  Located about an hour and a half north of San Francisco – accessed by a beaaaaaautiful drive along the California coastline on Highway 1! – Marin was the perfect place to rest and restore my weary heart and mind.  
I stayed at Manka’s Iverness Lodge. It couldn’t have been better. The rustic, quiet, and peaceful environment was exactly what I needed!  Each morning, breakfast was delivered – with a New York Times! – in a little box, complete with a vegan and gluten free muffin...

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