Candice Waltrip

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Feb 2017

Hi, I'm Candice but everyone calls me Candy. I share a travel blog the "Travel Pockets" with my sister, Crystal. We love to find hidden gems and want our readers in on all the secrets so they can enjoy them too. We take professional photos and videos to inspire our readers on their next adventure. Plus, we love to share some fashion tips for our travel fashionistas. 

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Published Articles (24)

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie in Bentonville, Arkansas

This award-winning eatery is located right off “The Square” in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas and the building was once Sam Walton’s general office and warehouse.

Spreading Joy, Love and Cream Cheese at Ozark Mountain Bagel Co.

We have only had store-bought bagels, so we were pretty excited to try handcrafted and freshly made water boiled bagels from Ozark Mountain Bagel.

A New Kind of Travel: Ancestry Tourism with 23andMe

When you travel, how do you pick your destination? Lately, we have been exploring the idea of Ancestry Tourism.

Our Incredible 3 Nights at Rancho Pacifico in Costa Rica

Rancho Pacifico is located in a canopy-covered mountain in a private jungle reserve with a stunning view of the famous Whale’s Tail.

The Friendliest Wine and Cheese Bar in Tampa: Cheese Please

Cheese Please is a nice little wine bar that offers wine and cheese tastings and their online reviews were outstanding. We couldn’t believe that we didn’t stumble upon this place […]

FruitCraft: San Diego’s Newest Craft Alcohol Hot Spot

I moved to San Diego about a year ago and discovered that just north of Downtown San Diego is a unique craft beverage hotspot.

My Hotel Room Exercise Routine When I’m Traveling

When I start packing my suitcase, one of the things I think about is whether or not to pack my gym gear.

Waking Up to Safari Animals at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

I’ve read rave reviews about this Disney World resort and many say that this is one of the best resorts to stay at Disney World.

Top 15 Photos That Captures the Essence of Havana Cuba

As soon as I got off the plane and stepped foot onto Cuba, I was overcome with excitement. The architecture, history and the people are everything I had imagined.

The Best 48 Hours in Havana, Cuba

We have had our eye on Cuba ever since airlines started direct flights to Cuba from the United States.

The Must-Have Travel Accessory for Women: The Bandolier

We have been huge fans of the Bandolier for over two years now. We love it so much that we both agreed that it’s still our favorite travel accessory.

Best Hidden Gem at 801 E. Main St. in Lakeland, Florida

We were really looking forward to visiting this hidden gem and have been following 801 E. Main’s journey from their humble beginnings.

Your 2017 Guide for Top 10 Things To Do in Havana Cuba

We had 48 hours in Cuba and these were our top 10 favorite things to do in Havana.

Top 8 Essentials to Pack for Your Cuba Trip

We were well prepared for our trip to Cuba and all of the items listed below were things we were definitely glad we brought with us. There is one item […]

One Night in Spain at Cafe Sevilla: San Diego, California

I have never been to Spain (on my bucket list) and Cafe Sevilla gave me a beautiful glimpse of this country.

7 Simple Steps to Prepare for Your Cuba Trip

We recently traveled to Cuba for the first time and did a ton of research prior to our visit. We wanted to make sure everything went smoothly since we don’t […]

Flavors from Around the World at Oceanside Sunset Market

Every Thursday night Oceanside’s Sunset Market gathers local farmers, artists, and chef’s from all over the world.

The REAL Farm to Table Culinary Experience in Oceanside, California

Oceanside is really bursting into the culinary scene and before I stopped by three amazing restaurants that were using local produce, I went straight to the source: Cyclops Farms.

A V.I.P. Experience at 101 Proof Speakeasy in Oceanside, California

An exciting night at this speakeasy comes with “House Rules” that really elevates the experience. There are two rules that I really love about this place: no selfies and dress […]

Our Incredible Stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo Hotel in Japan

This hotel was featured in the indie film, “Lost in Translation” with Bill Murray. TripAdvisor rates the Park Hyatt Tokyo #1 out of 79 hotels in Shinjuku and it is […]

My Neighbor Totoro + Cafe = The Cutest Cream Puffs in Japan

Are you a fan of of the anime character Totoro or cream puffs? We are! That is why we went to this cute little cafe in Tokyo.

Visit Narita Temple on Your Long Layover in Japan

If you happen to have a long layover in Japan, then Narita Shinshoji Temple is the perfect place to visit while you are there.

Fun Things To Do in Sarasota in One Day

We had less than 24 hours to spend in Sarasota, Florida and wanted to pack in as much as we could in one day.

Our Fun 4-Day California Road Trip

This summer my sister and I decided to take a four day road trip through California. We didn’t take the typical route along the Pacific Coast Highway.