Category Archives: California

El Taco De Mexico, California

Completely beat from our day on the road, it was late and we were hungry. Many places were closed near our AIRBNB so we ducked into unassuming El Taco De Mexico [701 S Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454] stays open … Continue reading

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California

What is the one picture perfect postcard from Big Sur? Without a doubt, McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park [52801 California State Route 1, Big Sur, CA 93920]. Park along the side of the road for free and … Continue reading

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Elephant Seal Boardwalk, California

Of all the pinnipeds in California, it was the elephant seal I most yearned to see. So naturally, Elephant Seal Boardwalk [250 San Simeon Ave, San Simeon, CA 93452] was the place to be. With just a bit of dusky light, … Continue reading

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Big Sur Bakery, California

There aren’t too many places to grab a bite on the road, but even if the road wasn’t so beautiful – I’d still make my way to Big Sur Bakery [47540 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920]. They were about to … Continue reading

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Bixby Bridge, California Highway 1

The draw of Big Sur is simple natural beauty. There is no major attraction, no big city, just the road and its surrounding hikes. California Highway 1 is a dramatic ride filled with hairpin turns along plunging bluffs and crashing … Continue reading

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Point Lobos State Reserve, California

Big Sur beauty is personified in Point Lobos State Reserve [62 California 1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923]. In under two miles you can see more than a lifetimes worth of stunning natural scenes. I suggest taking the Cypress Grove trail not … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park, California

A morning drive down a country road led us to something quite unexpected. Pinnacles National Park [5000 Hwy 146 Paicines, CA 95043] is another lesser known spot, but nevertheless breathtaking and adventure filled. Entering the park you’ll notice the namesake … Continue reading

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