Route 66 Attractions from Rancho Cucamonga to Santa Monica

The section from Rancho Cucamonga to Santa Monica is the last part of Route 66, and if you have been doing it all the way from Chicago, then it can be pretty bittersweet to make it finally to the end. I haven’t been able to do that yet but I have completed the entire CA […]

California Missions: How to Visit All 21 & Road Trip Along El Camino Real

The twenty-one California Missions, from the time when Spain controlled California, are some of the oldest pieces of history you can visit in the entire United States. A road trip to see all of them will take you over 600 miles from San Diego to Sonoma and it will provide a plethora of adventure, history […]

Monterey County: Six Spots to Explore on Your Road Trip

Monterey County is one of the most beautiful counties in all of California. It has such a wide range of adventures, everything from the Big Sur coastline to the literary history of Salinas through John Steinbeck. I have driven through the county many times and each time I find something new to peak my interest […]

Route 66 Attractions from Needles to Barstow

One of the goals I set for myself in 2016 was to finish my drive of Route 66 in California. A few years ago I drove two portions of it, from Barstow to Victorville and from San Bernardino to Rancho Cucamonga but I still needed the portion from Needles (where it enters CA) to Barstow. I […]

Highway 99 Road Trip Stops: Parks, Food, Treehouses & Gardens

The long stretch of road between Bakersfield and Sacramento is not a sparse as Highway 5 on the other side, but it still is one of those roads that most people try just to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. I have driven it so many times that I have found […]

Three Winter Weekend Adventures for Bay Area Explorers

When living in the Bay Area, it can be easy to forget how close the Sierra Nevada mountains are and how many awesome opportunities they hold. I know that in San Francisco I love driving the coast, exploring the rich culinary scene and wandering Muir Woods, but I also like getting out of the area […]

15 Best Roadside Attractions in California

While I haven’t traveled every highway in California, I have put a lot of miles on my tiny Toyota Matrix in an effort to find all of the best hidden spots around this fantastic state of ours. In doing so I have stumbled on some truly fantastic roadside attractions and I wanted to share my […]

Weekend Adventure: Arches, Canyonlands, Horseshoe Bend & Antelope Canyon

This post is the first in an eventual series of posts about weekend road trips your can take outside of California. Yes, this site is still dedicated to California but that doesn’t mean that those of us that live here don’t want to leave every once in a while and see what else the USA […]

Monterey to San Francisco: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

After passing Big Sur, this day can be a little anti-climactic, but you will be ending in the famous San Francisco so that alone is exciting if you have never been. A lot of my recommendations here are in Santa Cruz as I love that town, I would love to hear what you like to […]

San Luis Obispo to Monterey: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

Today’s drive may be my favorite on all of Pacific Coast Highway as it includes the amazing Big Sur coastline. Because of this, I would recommend not trying to cram too much in, as your drive through Big Sur will most likely have you pulling over all of the time to see the views, so be […]