Wine country views in Napa Valley California

Five Fun Things to do in the Napa Valley (Other than Wine Tastings!)

You’ve done your research and scheduled all your wine tastings for your visit to the Napa Valley, Northern California’s famed wine country. Great! But here are five other fun things to consider while you’re there, to round out your Napa Valley experience. Savor Wine Country Cuisine The Napa Valley is … Read More

View from Artesa Winery Napa Valley California

Eight Gorgeous Napa Valley Wineries You Must Visit!

The Napa Valley in northern California is justly famous for its award-winning wines and cuisine. It makes for a lovely travel destination any time of the year. But did you know that many wineries here are worth visiting not just for their wines but also for their unique architecture or … Read More

Driving the Pacific Coat Highway along the Big Sur Coast

The Absolute Best Things to Do in Big Sur: Must-Stop Spots!

The Big Sur stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway, from Carmel to San Simeon, is among the most spectacular coastal road trips in the world. In this article, we describe the absolute best things to do in Big Sur! The drive itself is epic: one you’ll definitely want to put … Read More

Fall at June Lake in 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 … Read More

Sunset at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe

‘Fall’-ing in Love with Lake Tahoe!

We’ve visited Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada alpine lake that straddles the borders of California and Nevada, many times in the summer, but recently we visited it in early fall. I found Lake Tahoe to be beautiful in the fall, with colorful foliage and bright sunny weather, albeit with cool … Read More

Point Lobos State Park Carmel

Point Lobos State Park: A California Coastal Gem

Just a few miles south of Monterey and Carmel on the Pacific Coast Highway is Point Lobos State Park, a coastal park that is a must-visit for anyone that loves nature. Read on to see why you must visit! You can visit the park as a stop for a couple … Read More

Cambria, CA: Best Things to Do!

Cambria is a must-visit seaside village on California’s beautiful central coast. The best things to do in Cambria make it a delightful escape, whether for a day trip or a weekend getaway. The quintessential California coastal town, Cambria is not so big that it loses that quaint seaside village feel, … Read More

Santa Barbara Harbor Flagpole Reflections

My Five Favorite Instagram-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. Its historic dusty-pink Mission and the colorful tiled Spanish steps at Paseo Nuevo are gorgeous. From mountain roads offering jaw-dropping views to waterfront locations perfect for … Read More