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Road Trip through the Central Coast: 3 Must-See Destinations

We love an early summer road trip, don’t you? Long days and mild weather makes for a lot of options to choose from, especially in sunny California. Remember when Donna and Alan took their coastal California road trip? But there’s always more to see in this beautiful part of the U.S. Guest contributor, Susan Guillory […]

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A row of sour beer at Libertine Brewing Co.

Where to Be Wined and Dined in San Luis Obispo County

Updated 12.17.2019:  We recently showed you how to travel through Champagne Country, but if you’re looking for a tasty refreshment state side, we’ve got you covered there as well. Guest contributor, Susan Guillory from The Unexplorer, recently took a trip through California and is here with some recommendations on experiencing the best wineries in San […]

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Napa Valley Weekend

Experiencing a Weekend in Napa with Three Generations

It’s safe to say that multigenerational travel can be a bit stressful at times, but when it’s done right, beautiful memories are made. Guest contributor, Whitney Rider, is taking us along with her family as they take three generations to spend a fun weekend in Napa Valley. Michelin-starred food, grape-covered hillsides, and afternoon wine tastings—it’s […]

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Rancho Bernardo Luxury Resort

Enjoy a Fall Getaway at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

Fall is the perfect time of year to take a romantic weekend getaway, but if you’re looking for sun-filled break before winter hits, it can be challenging to find just the right destination. However, California is always a good idea and our guest contributor, Jacqueline Louie, is taking us to beautiful San Diego for a […]

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Sunset in Palm Springs

Active Weekend Getaway in Palm Springs

In its heyday, Palm Springs was a magnet for the rich and famous, subsequently earning its nickname, “The Playground of the Stars.” Although some may think the city has become somewhat of a cliché, Palm Springs has really managed to maintain a proud “old Hollywood” elegance and even has quite a few options for active […]

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Off the Wine Path in Sonoma

Sonoma has long been a popular destination for the passionate oenophiles of the world. However, obviously well known for its picturesque wineries, Sonoma has quite a few other places to visit. Today’s guest contributor, Kris Bordessa, grew up in Sonoma County and is here to tell us to put down the wine glass for a […]

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Sunset on Mt Burdell

Forest Bathing in California

We’ve often talked about the importance of staying healthy on the road by eating right and maintaining some sort of exercise routine. Today’s guest contributor, Jacqueline Louie, is taking it one step further by telling us how a visit to California’s beautiful parks can offer a peaceful experience that’s just as beneficial to our mental […]

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Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

Updated 02.01.2017 On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on […]

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Hiking in Yosemite Park

A Panoramic Photography Hike in Yosemite

Updated 04.14.2020:  When looking for a photography hike in Yosemite National Park, you can’t go wrong with the Four Mile Trail. Yosemite is certainly one of the most popular, and beautiful, National Parks in the country. And there’s plenty to photograph. Guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, take us on […]

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