Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

If you are looking for a true escape to get away from it all, then make your getaway plan to explore Channel Islands National Park. It has been described as one of America’s best secret National Parks. And the numbers bear it out. Only 350,000 or so people a year visit this national park: compare … Read more Visiting Channel Islands National Park: 21 Things to Know Before You Go

12 Best California Road Trips For Your Bucket List

If you’re hoping to see more of California, there’s no better way to see more of the Golden State than by hitting the open road! California is one of America’s best states for road tripping, with everything from scenic coastal highways to steep mountain hairpins and stunning desert desolation. I’ve written this guide to best … Read more 12 Best California Road Trips For Your Bucket List

The Perfect 2 Days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

 If you’re a hiker looking for an interesting experience, look no further than Joshua Tree National Park. Over one thousand miles of desert oasis awaits you.  As you travel through this land, it transforms from the MojaveDesert found in California to the Colorado Desert, which brings cooler temperatures and a different scenery altogether. What’s more … Read more The Perfect 2 Days in Joshua Tree National Park Itinerary

13 Incredible Hidden Gems in California: Off the Beaten Path Places You Can’t Miss

Planning to visit California, but want to make your trip a little more unique than your standard San Francisco, LA, and Pacific Coast Highway itinerary? This post highlights little-known redwood forests, beautiful wild beaches, lesser-known national parks, and other hidden gems in California that few people (save the locals) know about. So if you’re looking … Read more 13 Incredible Hidden Gems in California: Off the Beaten Path Places You Can’t Miss

75 Magical Things to Do in California (Bucket List Ideas!)

California is a state so vast, so beautiful, so varied that you could spend an entire lifetime traveling it and still never get bored of its landscapes. With incredible cities, gorgeous vistas, delicious food, and a dizzying diversity of culture, even though California is my home state I still never get bored of getting out … Read more 75 Magical Things to Do in California (Bucket List Ideas!)

Your Guide to the Santa Barbara Funk Zone: Where to Eat, Drink & Shop

The phrase “Funk Zone” refers to a certain neighborhood of downtown Santa Barbara that’s right next to the beach and filled with modern art, unique restaurants, boutique shops, and wonderful tasting rooms. The name of this area is very fitting! This is one of Santa Barbara’s funkiest, coolest neighborhoods. If you’re just cruising around the … Read more Your Guide to the Santa Barbara Funk Zone: Where to Eat, Drink & Shop

7 Awesome Santa Barbara Breweries: Your Craft Beer in Santa Barbara Guide

When home brewing became legal in California in the 1970’s, the microbrewery boom began. The amount of breweries in the state began to multiply exponentially each decade and inspired the brewery trend to spread across the country. This is why you will find phenomenal breweries in almost every city in California, and Santa Barbara breweries … Read more 7 Awesome Santa Barbara Breweries: Your Craft Beer in Santa Barbara Guide

75 Fantastic San Francisco Quotes & Instagram Captions

San Francisco is my hometown — well, I was technically born just across the Bay, in Oakland. But San Francisco is synonymous with so many of my most treasured childhood memories. While I now live on the other side of the globe from San Francisco, quotes about San Francisco are a wonderful way of bringing … Read more 75 Fantastic San Francisco Quotes & Instagram Captions

The 40 Best Instagram Spots in LA: Photography Guide

Palm tree vibes, skylines, Hollywood signs: this is what Instagram in LA is made of! We’ve gathered all the most Instagrammable spots in LA in one mega-guide to photographing your way through the City of Angels. From iconic shots like the palm trees of Sunset Boulevard to the boardwalk of Venice Beach to more under-the-radar … Read more The 40 Best Instagram Spots in LA: Photography Guide

33 Best Weekend Getaways from San Francisco: Road Trip Ideas

San Francisco has so many great destinations just a short drive from it, and it’s one of the many reasons why I love San Francisco so dearly. Where else can you find towering redwoods, rugged beaches, reaching cityscapes, and peaceful nature escapes all in one city? While you can certainly find all this in San … Read more 33 Best Weekend Getaways from San Francisco: Road Trip Ideas