California

Where to Stay in Monterey or Carmel, CA: The Best Hotels

Cannery Row in Monterey

For travellers embarking on a road trip in California, it can be tough to make a decision about which towns to spend the night in. Irrespective if you’re only doing a short trip from LA to San Francisco, enjoying a road trip to Big Sur or whether you’re tackling a longer trip all the way up to Seattle or down to San Diego, staying in Monterey or Carmel is a … Read More

10 Best Stops on a Portland to San Francisco Road Trip

Mount Hood

The Southern California coast is undoubtedly one of the most beloved road trip routes in the U.S. and possibly the world. But the West Coast has so much more to offer. A Portland to San Francisco road trip is the ideal opportunity to take in all the Pacific’s lesser-known treasures, along with two of its most eclectic and enchanting big cities. From ancient forests to striking coastlines and dramatic mountain … Read More

The Perfect 2 to 4 Days in San Diego Itinerary

Balboa Park Gardens

San Diego is one of the most wonderful cities in the entirety of the United States. Boasting countless things to do, perennially beautiful weather, and a laid-back lifestyle that is instantly infectious, San Diego is one of the most the best places to visit in California. With so many things to do (and almost guaranteed great weather to do it in!), planning the perfect 2, 3 or 4 days in … Read More

7 Best Stops on the San Francisco to Big Sur Drive

Beautiful Half Moon Bay is a great place to stop between San Francisco & Big Sur

Hitting the road for a San Francisco to Big Sur drive is one of the most popular trips to take from the city, cascading down the coast to some of the most charming towns that Northern California has to offer before ending up in one of the most beautiful natural areas in the entirety of the United States. And while the destination is certainly worth its salt and can be … Read More

9 Best Stops on an LA to Big Sur Road Trip

Topanga beach in Malibu

An LA to Big Sur road trip is one of the most stunning and unforgettable trips you could embark on in your lifetime. Cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway along one of the most stunning stretches of natural scenery in the entirety of the United States is something that is a true joy to experience. With so many beautiful coastal towns, gorgeous inland vistas and dramatic landscapes, the LA to … Read More

7 Best Stops on the LA to Santa Barbara Drive

Ventura Beach Pier

If you’re road-tripping up the California coast or simply looking for a great weekend trip from Los Angeles, embarking on an LA to Santa Barbara drive is never a bad idea. As one of the most scenic trips in Southern California, the drive isn’t a long one but there are a few interesting stops along the way that can be worth exploring. If you’re planning a California coastal road trip, … Read More

12 Great Stops on the LA to San Diego Drive

LA to San Diego Drive stops

Driving up the California coast is something that everyone should try to do at some point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes embarking upon a complete San Diego to San Francisco road trip or even up north towards Portland & Seattle isn’t a viable choice for everyone — whether you’re pressed for time or only have a limited California travel budget. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy some of … Read More

The Essential California Packing List

California packing list

California is one of the top travel destinations in the world. As the most visited state in the USA, California boasts an incredible, diverse landscape and culture and it can feel like a country all in itself.  And though the coastal region boasts nearly year-round great weather, it is still a state that can see you surfing in the morning and skiing by the afternoon. Because of all the possibilities in … Read More