Point Reyes Hostel: A Great & Cheap Place to Stay in the Park

When researching places to stay in Point Reyes, I kept coming across the HI Point Reyes Hostel. Having stayed in hostels a lot across Europe, I figured I should give an American hostel a try. Upon arriving, I knew it would be a good time when I came into the lobby and four people were […]

Cottage Inn and Spa: A Beautiful Hotel in Downtown Sonoma

Located in the heart of downtown Sonoma, just blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Cottage Inn and Spa is a fantastic place to spend a few days. From the moment you arrive at the quaint little hotel you will be taken care of. This includes warm pastries delivered to your door in the morning and […]

Hotel Palomar in San Diego: Staying in Luxury in the Gaslamp District

One of the things I love most when I am traveling is finding a way to connect adventure with travel in unique and fun ways. So when Kimpton told me about their kayaking the sea caves of La Jolla Package with Everyday California, I was excited to give it a go. This is especially remarkable […]

Marriott Coronado Island: Spa, Wellness Center, Biking & Kayaking at a Fantastic Resort

Coronado Island is one of those places that I really enjoy exploring. It is a small town, but it has a great bike path, lots of history and fantastic places to stay like the Marriott Coronado. This post is specifically about the hotel itself and you can read all of my recommendations for what to do […]

Roughley Manor Bed & Breakfast: 29 Palms Historic Hotel

Roughley Manor is the perfect example of something you would not expect to find in the California desert. This beautiful and historic bed and breakfast is a fantastic spot to stay at with lots of eclectic, fun touches and a beautiful property you can explore. All of this, along with the fact that it is […]

The Lodge at Big Bear Lake Hotel Review

Big Bear Lodge is a Holiday Inn property in Big Bear City that has become the premier hotel in Big Bear. The property is designed to look like one of those lodges that you would see in a National Park, complete with wood hewn bed frames and antler chandeliers in the lobby. I got a […]

29 Palms Inn: Stay on a Desert Oasis Near Joshua Tree

If you are looking for a fun and eclectic place to stay near Joshua Tree National Park, then look no further than 29 Palms Inn. This hotel is a series of small houses spread out on a property that circles an actual palm tree oasis. It is truly unique, and I had a great time […]

The Carlton Hotel: Atascadero’s Historic Boutique Hotel

The Carlton Hotel in Atascadero is a historic luxury hotel that opened in the late 1920’s. I got a chance to stay there recently, and it is a beautiful spot to stay in the small Central Coast town. I would told it is the most popular hotel in the city, as people love the quaint […]

Lavender Inn: French Country Hotel in Yountville

If you are looking for a relaxed and beautiful spot to stay in Yountville, then look no further then the Lavender Inn. This historic house has a half dozen rooms built on the property and is a fun bed and breakfast only a stones throw from both the famous French Laundry and downtown Yountville itself. […]

Beach House Half Moon Bay Hotel Review

If you are looking for a great hotel in the Half Moon Bay area, then be sure to check out the Beach House. Located on Highway 1, right next to the extremely popular Sam’s Chowder House, this quaint hotel overlooks the ocean with half of the rooms having ocean views. I got to stay there […]