Kimpton Goodland in Goleta / Santa Barbara Hotel Review

Located 15 minutes from Santa Barbara in the town of Goleta, the Kimpton Goodland is one of the most fun boutique hotels I have stayed at on the central coast. The property retains that retro vibe while having the fresh, modern amenities you have come to expect from destination hotels. I had a hard time […]

Restoration Oaks Ranch: You Pick Blueberries on Highway 101

Right after the exit for Nojoqui Falls is a blink and you will miss it farm that has acres of fresh blueberries and is one of my favorite fast stops on the a drive up the coast. Details Open March to October usually 18 dollars for a full pail but the charge decreases as depending […]

Gaviota Wind Caves

I have driven up to San Luis Obispo so many times and always loved that stretch of coast that starts from Santa Barbara and ends as you turn inland right near Gaviota. On a recent drive though I decided I should stop here and see what the state park had to offer right before the […]

Refugio State Beach

On a trip up Highway 1 you will probably notice the three State Beaches located between Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. I have always wanted to see what they had in store so I stopped by Refugio State Beach to soak in the sun and sand one summer day. This beach is literally a quarter […]