Driving the Big Sur Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway: Five Must-Stop Spots!

Driving the Big Sur Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway: Five Must-Stop Spots!

The Big Sur stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, from Carmel to Lucia, is among the most spectacular coastal road trips in the world. Even if you choose to cruise in your little Honda Civic instead of a snazzy red convertible with the top down, this drive offers plenty of clutch-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement. The road is […]

Our Fleeting Flirtation with Mono Lake…and Why We’ll Be Back!

Our Fleeting Flirtation with Mono Lake…and Why We’ll Be Back!

Mono Lake is located in the Eastern Sierra in California. It wasn’t really on our itinerary when we did an Eastern Sierra¬†fall road trip from South Lake Tahoe to Bishop, because it’s not a lake known for fall colors. But when we were taking photos of hillsides covered with fall color at Conway Summit on […]

Lakes of the Eastern Sierra

Lakes of the Eastern Sierra

About seven hours, give or take, from the Pacific Coast by road is a California that’s as far removed from palm-lined boulevards and beautiful beaches as the proverbial chalk from cheese. A California where craggy snow-capped peaks hobnob with the sky, stands of slender aspen whisper in the wind, and frisky little creeks tumble over […]

Fall in the Eastern Sierra: A Spectacular California Road Trip!

Fall in the Eastern Sierra: A Spectacular California Road Trip!

Having lived in New England for a few years, and having experienced fall in all its glory in those states, I was not expecting to be much impressed by the aspens, willows and cottonwoods native to the Eastern Sierra. But a week spent driving down California SR395 from South Lake Tahoe to Bishop, exploring side […]

My Favorite Insta-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

My Favorite Insta-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

A stunning California beach town wedged between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara has no dearth of Instagram-worthy photo sites. From the historic dusty-pink Mission to the colorful tiled Spanish steps at Paseo Nuevo, and from mountain roads offering jaw-dropping views of the city to waterfront locations perfect for capturing fiery […]