Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad: California’s 13th Mission

Located in the town of Soledad, about 45 minutes South of Monterey, Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad was the 13th of the 21 Spanish missions in California. This mission was founded by Fermín Francisco de Lasuén in 1791 and even though it has been largely rebuilt, the mission is still a great spot to explore […]

Pinnacles National Park: Balconies Cave and High Peaks

During a trip up the coast, I was looking for something to do when driving back home from Monterey and I stumbled upon a spot called Pinnacles National Monument. Having no idea what this was, I decided to do some research on it and see if it was worth stopping by. I am very glad that I did […]