Welcome to SoCal Lifestyle with Ashley Z!

My Mission:

“To share my travel experiences, lifestyle hacks, and kindness with the world.”

Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Ashley Zeiss (rhymes with Ice) or, just Ashley Z for short. I currently own my own Social Media Management business, but have wanted to become a blogger for the last 15+ years. Ah, but life had its own plan for me. Raising kids is no easy feat, but I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Now that my daughter is 22 years old and will be finishing up college next spring (and already has a job, to boot), and my son, is a freshman in high school, I have that magic thing called “TIME” back!

I turned 51 this year and I have a pretty good grasp of this crazy thing called life. I’ve have experienced so many things; Serenity and fear, life and death, heaven and hell. I’ve raised two human beings, been in Real Estate & mortgage loans, owned 3 businesses, mastered (kind of) being a Stay-at-Home-Work-Mom, all while managing a household, while my husband worked 60+ hours a week. I have 25 years of marriage under my belt, have experienced trials and tribulations, ups and downs, the good, the bad and the ugly, and I feel I have some great knowledge to share.

I love to travel through out Southern & Central California, and our neighboring states, and plan on adding more travel to my list in the years to come. I’ll share pictures & adventures, tips and tricks for travel, lifestyle hacks, time saving recipes and more.

My husband and I have lived in San Diego County since 1998 and there are so many amazing things to do here. I hope to share some of the obvious places in San Diego, and some great “hidden gems” if you’re planning on making a visit.


2020 was a year of sitting around in my Pj’s working, over-eating, drinking too much, watching too much Netflix, and becoming complacent with solitude and isolation. 2020 made me realize how much I truly miss traveling and exercising, spending time outside, going out to eat, getting dressed up and meeting NEW people! It’s time to take a day trip to Orange County or Palm Springs and explore what’s around me. I’ll over-tip my servers, be kind to the people who bag my groceries and take my order and do anything for me that I don’t have to do myself. (I was actually doing that prior to Covid, but just wanted to re-iterate) And I will live my life to the fullest. If you’re still living in 2020, please GET OUT! Life is too short.

Feel free to drop a line and ask me where my next adventure will be, whether it be a full-on road trip or just a jaunt around town! Hope you enjoy the adventure with me!

Cheers! Ashley Z.

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