13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF

One of my favorite places to visit in the Bay Area is the charming redwood-covered town of Mill Valley. Best known as the home base of Muir Woods National Monument, one of the most beautiful redwood forests near San Francisco, Mill Valley is a charming village oasis full of cute galleries and shops, tasty restaurants, … Read more 13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF

15 Unique Things to Do in Grass Valley, California

When people talk about things to do in California, they usually focus on activities that are available in some of the bigger cities like Los Angeles or San Diego. But California is a huge state, and there are many beautiful and special places in the state that don’t get as much attention as the major … Read more 15 Unique Things to Do in Grass Valley, California

15 Solvang Airbnbs & Airbnbs in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

If you’re planning a wine country vacation near Santa Barbara, rest easy: we’ve gathered the best Airbnbs in the Santa Ynez Valley, perfect for your wine tasting getaways! The heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country is called the Santa Ynez Valley. The wineries are centered around Solvang and Los Olivos. In this post on where … Read more 15 Solvang Airbnbs & Airbnbs in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Sonoma Airbnb Ideas: 11 Charming Airbnbs in Sonoma County

Vineyards stretched along rolling hills, foggy and mysterious coastlines, winding rivers hugged by redwoods: Sonoma County has it all. I’ve spent so much time exploring Sonoma County and its many small towns, from Sebastopol to Guerneville to Monte Rio to Jenner to Healdsburg to Occidental and perhaps another half-dozen towns in between. It’s my favorite … Read more Sonoma Airbnb Ideas: 11 Charming Airbnbs in Sonoma County

7 Best Sea Ranch Airbnbs for a Beautiful Stay Along the PCH

Sea Ranch has a special place in my heart. It’s located right along my favorite highway in the world, the PCH, and I have many fond memories of going up to Sea Ranch with a group of friends from high school and staying at a friend’s vacation rental there. Time always seemed to slow down … Read more 7 Best Sea Ranch Airbnbs for a Beautiful Stay Along the PCH

The 10 Best Mendocino Airbnbs for a Cottage Getaway

A picturesque cabin house in Mendocino with birds of paradise orange flowers overlooking a cliff with blue ocean beneath it

Whale watching, world-class wines, windswept lighthouses, and winding rivers: is it any wonder that Mendocino is one of our top choices for a weekend getaway from San Francisco? Located 4 hours north of San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, Mendocino is an obvious stop for road trippers heading north along the PCH as … Read more The 10 Best Mendocino Airbnbs for a Cottage Getaway

9 Coolest Things to Do in Catalina Island, California

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of LA and want a slower pace with a super scenic landscape, Catalina Island is your answer!  Catalina Island is located about 22 miles off the coast of Southern California and it’s the perfect Los Angeles day trip. Catalina is a stunning historic seaside … Read more 9 Coolest Things to Do in Catalina Island, California

8 Cool Things to Do in Seal Beach, California

View of the water and the wooden pier at sunset, with the tide flowing out

Seal Beach is a charming coastal town located on the north-western border of Orange County, California. This quiet, down-to-earth community is the perfect seaside destination to visit when you need a getaway from LA, San Diego, or larger cities in Orange County. Seal Beach represents that quintessential California “sleepy beach town” with quaint neighborhoods, eclectic … Read more 8 Cool Things to Do in Seal Beach, California

11 Chill Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes in Winter

Have you been looking forward to a winter vacation far away from the peaks and valleys of life?  Find your mood peaking at Mammoth Lakes in winter! Surrounded by a mountain with an 11,000-foot peak, Mammoth Lakes is warm and inviting in the wintertime, making it a great escape for active skiers and laidback winter … Read more 11 Chill Things to Do in Mammoth Lakes in Winter

7 Delightful Things to Do in Big Bear in Winter

There’s no better feeling when the frozen flakes, no two alike, first alight in the sky. When the first ruffles and shakes of trees have brought thin, powdery snow to the ground. When a cup of hot cider warms your hands, then your stomach, then your heart. If you ever find yourself thinking these thoughts or … Read more 7 Delightful Things to Do in Big Bear in Winter