My name is Irena, and I got the travel bug in 2013 after I visited London and Paris for the first time. I came back insatiate within the confinement of going to work, paying bills, and repeating the same routine every day. That's not what I want my life to be and commit to traveling even at home and see the world as much as I can.

While working full time in Los Angeles in IT, I maximize every time off to travel and explore Southern California on the weekend.

We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.

Travel has enriched my life, helped me grow, and given me a new pair of eyes perpetually seeing things at different angles.

As I continue my love and lust for travel, I finally created Cali Travel Chic to call my global home where I can share my experience with you all, hoping to inspire and equip you with the resource readily available at your fingertips.

There is so much more to life, and everyone deserves the best to see what the world can offer, and sometimes you don't have to travel far to see the wonder nature and beauty that we live in.

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Home is Orange County. Thanks to its close proximity to Los Angeles and San Diego, there are endless places to explore and travel at home in the world, giving you inside look at the SoCal lifestyle.


Since 2013, 8 countries & 23 cities, and counting amidst a 9 to 5 job. Traveling as a couple, Irena and Casper  collect moments, curate memories, and document experiences via photography, reviews, and social media. 


A style through our lens to bring out the best of a destination, and a traveling attitude captured in the story we tell and the perspective we share.