California

A Guide to Traveling California in a JUCY Campervan

It’s no secret that one of our favorite ways to travel is by campervan. Over the years, we’ve rented campervans in both Australia and Iceland, and now we get to add our beloved home state of California to the list! We rented a JUCY during our trip to Australia over 8 years ago, so when we heard they had opened ...

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Where To Stay In San Diego

La Jolla Shores – The main beach of La Jolla. Children can run across fresh grass, play on the playground, build sandcastles and splash in the waves. The beach is heavily patrolled by vigilant lifeguards. You can also take surfing lessons at La Jolla Shores if you’re a beginner, or walk north along the beach for more advanced waves. It’s ...

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California Road Trip – The Perfect Two Week Itinerary

South Lake Tahoe is certainly the busier of the two sides of the lake in California. While the north side of the lake is all about nature, quiet family run lodges and rugged and historic ski hills, the South sits directly on the Nevada border and feels kitschy and commercial.  It was nice to see the two contrasts though and ...

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17 Mile Drive – Don’t Drive it, E-bike it Instead

17 Mile drive is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Located on the Highway 1 Coastal Route between Carmel by the Sea and Pacific Grove, this drive takes you through one of California’s most exclusive communities, Pebble Beach. Many people pay $10.25 to enter the famous route in Pebble Beach by car, but if you ride a ...

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Glamping in Big Sur – Luxury in the Redwood Forest

Camping in luxury? It can be done and Glamping in Big Sur is some of the most luxurious camping you’ll ever experience. We arrived just before sunset at Ventana’s Redwood and Canyon Glampsites located off California’s fabled Highway 1. The Big Sur Coast Highway is the ultimate drive in California and staying at Ventana offers a central location to explore all ...

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Weekend Wellness Escape at the Chopra Center in California

“Find my purpose.” “Let go of attachment.” “Sleep better.” “Let go of judgements.” I let out a sigh of relief as I settled in for our first evening at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. Hundreds of people had traveled here this weekend to work on themselves and these were just a few of the things we heard as the ...

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The Best Photography Locations in California

California is home to some truly beautiful natural landscapes that are as numerous as they are diverse. It’s the only state whose weather and environment spans from hot desert to subarctic — and pretty much everything in between! For travelers who are looking to get amazing shots with a camera, a drone or even just enjoy documenting their trip with ...

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Where to Stay in San Francisco – A Guide To The Best Neighbourhoods

Choosing  where to stay in San Francisco can be difficult. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, selecting accommodation can be overwhelming for the first time visitor. Local writer Mimi McFadden created this guide to help you with your decision. A guide to San Francisco includes information on of the 5 most popular areas with suggestions of where to stay, what not ...

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How to Visit Napa on a Budget

California’s wine country is a dreamy destination worthy of any travel bucket list! However, wine tasting tours and luxury accommodation in Napa Valley isn’t always within reach for those short on cash — something my 20-something year old, college student self was all too familiar with. For those who want to experience the fairytale vineyard landscapes and some of the ...

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