7 Delightful Things to Do in Big Bear in Winter

The first ruffles and shakes of trees have brought thin, white, and powdery snow to the ground.  Last night, the heater was on, and the stove was humming and brewing a warm mug of apple cider.  Frozen flakes, no two alike, remind us of the beautiful holiday season right around the corner: Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, … Read more 7 Delightful Things to Do in Big Bear in Winter

Best of Yosemite Airbnb: 12 Amazing Airbnbs INSIDE the National Park

Are you trying to plan the perfect Yosemite escape, but a little lost at sea when it comes to picking where to stay in Yosemite? Unlike other national parks in the US, Yosemite actually has an abundance of excellent Airbnbs inside the national park, and all types of accommodations: from stand-alone cabins to studio spaces … Read more Best of Yosemite Airbnb: 12 Amazing Airbnbs INSIDE the National Park

10 Charming Napa Airbnbs to Escape To

Napa Valley is one of the Bay Area’s best-loved weekend getaways, and it’s no wonder. Napa has it all: a fantastic downtown with a delicious restaurant scene, incredible vineyards just minutes from town, the funky Oxbow Market, chic wine tasting bars, and lovely boutiques that entice would-be window-shoppers. But there’s a double-edged sword to Napa’s … Read more 10 Charming Napa Airbnbs to Escape To

Where to Go Camping Near Santa Barbara: 4 Serene Campgrounds

Santa Barbara County is rich in culture, history, and activities for all interests. While there is no shortage of hotels and other places to stay, camping near Santa Barbara is a great way to experience some of the beautiful landscapes that make this Central Coast region so unique. The warm, southern California weather makes it … Read more Where to Go Camping Near Santa Barbara: 4 Serene Campgrounds

Death Valley Airbnb: Tiny Homes, Glamping, RVs & Cute Stays Near the Park

Trying to figure out where to stay in Death Valley? It’s a bit harder to decide where the best Death Valley accommodations are than you’d think. For one, the park is the largest national park in all of the United States: that’s a whole lot of space to spread out! So if you’re only spending … Read more Death Valley Airbnb: Tiny Homes, Glamping, RVs & Cute Stays Near the Park

Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite

Man at Taft point at sunset standing on cliff edge

Yosemite National Park is a place so special that famed California conservationist John Muir himself said “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” Truly, everywhere you look in Yosemite National Park greets you with a jaw-dropping view, and it’s near impossible to find … Read more Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite

5 Spookiest, Most Haunted Places in California

If you’re looking for some haunted places in California, you’re in for a treat! For being a land associated with sunshine and surfers, California hides a sinister history underneath its surface. From religious missions supposedly haunted by the ghosts of murdered Natives to haunted ships and bizarre labyrinthine houses built by eccentric and paranoid billionaires, … Read more 5 Spookiest, Most Haunted Places in California

101 Funny & Fantastic Quotes About Los Angeles

Los Angeles… you either love it or hate it. The views are beautiful; the traffic, maddening. The nature is beautiful; the smog, grim. The city is unending and expansive; getting around it, though, is another story. It’s a place that’s hard not to have conflicting feelings about, and this collection of quotes about Los Angeles … Read more 101 Funny & Fantastic Quotes About Los Angeles

5 Wonderful Places for Whale Watching in California: Tips, Seasons, + More!

One of the most magical feelings in the world is getting to watch whales in their natural environment. Whether it’s the feeling of seeing them spout off in the ocean from your position on the shore or getting to see them up close and personal from a small boat tour, whale watching in California is … Read more 5 Wonderful Places for Whale Watching in California: Tips, Seasons, + More!

7 Places in California That (Almost) Feel Like Europe

With most international travel out of the cards for the rest of 2020 and who knows how long into 2021, we’ve got to get creative. Luckily, the Golden State is so beautiful and diverse it’s almost like a world unto itself… literally. In this post, I’m going to show you 7 incredible places in California … Read more 7 Places in California That (Almost) Feel Like Europe