Cerro San Luis: Hiking “Madonna Mountain” in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a fun town located between the coastal communities of Pismo Beach and Morro Bay. It is a great spot to spend a few days with lots of shopping and places to explore like the Gum Wall, Madonna Inn and Bishop’s Peak. On a recent trip, we decided to hike to Cerro San […]

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa: The Fifth California Mission

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is the fifth mission founded by Father Junípero Serra and the only mission to have an L-shaped chapel. Today the mission is located right in the heart of San Luis Obispo, which is a bustling college town along the coast of California. The mission here is free to visit, […]

Bishops Peak Hike: Summit Views Over San Luis Obispo

Located right off Highway 1 in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo is a nice steep hike that provides amazing vistas of the town and coast. It is 3.5 miles round trip, but does about 1000 feet of elevation gain during that short hike and is not a walk in the park. When you get to […]

Madonna Inn – Eclectic Rooms, Amazing Food & Fountain Urinals

One of California’s most famous hotels is the Madonna Inn off Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo. This hotel prides itself on having no room the same, and the amount of weirdness present in the rooms are unlike any hotel I have visited. It has rooms wholly made of rock, rooms with nothing but pink and rooms […]

Bubblegum Alley: Gum Wall of San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a beautiful place to spend a weekend, right near the central coast. It has hiking, wineries, shopping, breweries and a charming downtown shopping area where Bubblegum Alley is located. This small alley is almost always full of people, and its gum wall is like an ever-changing, living organism with new pieces […]

Morro Bay State Park and Morro Rock

Morro Bay is a beautiful little town located along highway 1 in between the elephant seals of Cambria and the sprawling beaches of Pismo. I have traveled their many times as it is a great stop or final destination for a vacation along the California coast. During my most recent trip we stopped there only […]