This past weekend we sailed on our friend's boat to Catalina Island for his 30th birthday. We booked three nights on one of the nine boat-in only campsites and it was an amazing experience! The weather was perfect and the water was crystal clear. Find out how you too can camp on your own private beach!
The Mist Trail in Yosemite National Park is the most popular trail in the park and with good reason. You get up close with two HUGE waterfalls and have marvelous views of the Merced River the whole way up. This hike is entirely uphill but not to worry if you aren't much of a hiker... you can still enjoy excellent views of Vernal Falls from the footbridge at 0.8 miles in. Even though this hike can be very crowded (especially in peak season) it is well worth the effort as you will not find a another hike quite like this. Keep reading to see why you need to hike the Mist Trail.
Palm Springs is a desert oasis in Southern California known for its golf courses, boutique shopping, spas, hotels and now... luxury Airbnb's! Once a haven for Hollywood's ratpack, the area now attracts design & style aficionado's, foodies and hipsters. The surrounding Coachella Valley provides stunning mountain scenery and offers great hiking, biking and horse trails! Here are some of the luxury Airbnb's you can rent for your Palm Springs get away.
Big Sur is one of California's most iconic destinations! If you have a California Coast road trip or vacation planned and are heading to Big Sur then see this round up of the top 5 camping spots to stay at along this magnificent stretch of coastline.
Planning a three day visit to Los Angeles and don't know what to see or do? Keep reading to see the best three day itinerary for the city of angels. This itinerary is perfect for first timers to L.A. and covers all of Los Angeles best attractions and sights. You can also find information on how to get around the city and the best way to save money. If you only have 2 days to spare then you want to read L.A. in 2 Days.
Each year thousands of vibrantly colored Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach to escape the cold northern winters. These bright orange and black butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus Tree's at Pismo State Beach. Visitors from all over California come to view this annual migration and admire their beauty. Keep reading to see why you should stop to visit these wonderful creatures on your next trip to Pismo Beach or California's Central Coast.
The Upper Yosemite Falls trail is our favorite hike in Yosemite National Park...so much so we considered doing it twice during our most recent trip! If you've ever done this hike you might be thinking that's a little insane. Especially in the middle of summer. But even though this is a strenuous and steep hike the effort is well worth it. You get some great views of the Yosemite Valley floor even if you only make it up to Columbia Rock and if you persist a little further you will be able to view the bottom of the Upper Falls too. But the effort really pays off if you make it to the top!
If you are planning on booking a cruise trip I am going to let you in on a little secret... you never have to pay full price again for any cruise vacation! Want to know how? Well you just need to know the right places to look! Most people book their cruise holiday through a travel agent or directly through the cruise line they want to be sailing with. But if you want to get your next cruise at a bargain price then you really need to check out some of the website's listed below to get the most out of your dollars.
So you're planning a trip to Los Angeles and wondering if there is any way you can visit L.A. on a budget? Well I am not going to lie, L.A. is one of the most expensive cities we have visited in the USA and trying to find cheap accommodation in the city of angels can especially be a challenge but it is possible to find rooms for under $50 a night.
So you didn't win the pre-season permit lottery for Half Dome in March or you didn't even know you had to enter a lottery to hike up Half Dome. Now what? You can't visit Yosemite National Park and not bag Half Dome right?! Relax. Depending on when you are planning your visit to Yosemite or how long you plan to spend there you have a few options to help achieve your travel/hiking goals.
We love the Malibu area! It's so close to the city, but yet feels so far away... especially when you're out hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains. Today we decided to spend our Sunday hiking the Solstice Canyon Loop Trail. We couldn't believe we hadn't done this hike sooner as we regularly hang out and watch the sunset from the nearby lookout AND have lived in the area for 9 months! Anyway, this is a gorgeous trail and one of the best we've done in Malibu. Perfect for the summer months because you can take a dip in the refreshing waterfall at the end. You can view the video we made of the hike and see how pretty this hike really was but you will have to excuse me being in my underwear as I had no idea there would be a waterfall and it was too hot not to go in!
Recently we spent a few days vacationing in San Diego with a close friend of ours. Even though we don't usually splurge on hotels this time was different and we decided to stay somewhere nice. Well actually we had no idea this place would be so nice....
Pismo Beach is one of the coolest beach towns on the California coast and a well known summer holiday spot. We found this awesome place a few years ago on our first visit to the USA. We were road tripping up the Pacific Coast Highway and it was first up on our tour of the California coast. We wanted to tent camp and it was the only campground in the area. We hadn't made a reservation and it was the beginning of summer holidays so we were very lucky to grab the last site when we turned up. As it was June, the weather was mostly foggy (we were expecting warm weather) but we loved that it gave us a reason to use the fire pit. We have been back twice because this is our favorite coastal town in California...maybe even best town in California. This campground will make your stay in Pismo extra special!
The Eastern Sierra Mountains is California's backbone, and U.S. highway 395 which runs east of the Sierra Nevada range would have to be one of California's most spectacular drive's. The highlights of this driving itinerary include majestic mountain peaks, endless outdoor opportunities and unusual natural and man-made locations such as Mono Lake and the ghost town of Bodie. Try to spend atleast a week exploring the area.
Everyone knows the beaches in Los Angeles county can get really crowded, but did you know it is possible to find more secluded beaches just north of Santa Monica? Okay, so you might not have the beach all to yourself on a hot weekend in the middle of summer but there is a strong possibility during a weekday. Here are our top picks for best beaches between Santa Monica and Ventura. They make great day trips or even a fun weekend away.
Two Aussies road-tripping across the USA. Our goal is to discover America's wild places and vibrant cities... and make the most of every moment. Read more