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 many times and always enjoy the stretch of coast that starts from Santa Barbara and ends as you turn inland near Gaviota. On a recent drive though I decided I should stop here and see what the state park had to offer. The trail I chose to […]

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 […]