California PCH Road trip: how to do it on a budget

A road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway is an amazing getaway. A California coast road trip is a must for every ambitious traveler. The open road, the rocky coastline, beautiful beaches and perfect little seaside towns situated along the Pacific Coast Highway may sound like a dream until you start seeing the dollar signs that can go…

Road Trip: Key West, Florida Spring Break

If you haven’t taken a trip down to the Keys lately get ready for a cute vintage vacation. Back in the day when families vacationed they sorta just loaded up the car, took to the road and discovered stuff.The road you take to get to Key West, Florida is called U.S. 1 or the Oversees Highway and…

Winter daydreaming about Bali

Every winter most Ohioans do two things. We get super excited about the first snow. After what feels like weeks of cold weather, gray skies, and sporadic rain, snow is always a welcome sight mainly because it means ice skating in Cleveland’s Public Square, that the CMP Chalet will open complete with tobogganing, and that Boston Mills and Brandywine will soon have…

Day trip to Monterey Bay

Our visit to the central coast of California was part of our recent Pacific Coast Highway trip, but this gorgeous stretch of coastline really deserves to be its own destination. I loved Monterey and while we were only there for about a day and half, I fell in love with the people, the landscapes and…

How to spend a weekend in Holland, Michigan

Sometimes I just have to get away. Like I will explode if I don’t. But honestly, sometimes I really don’t have the time to take a long trip and don’t have the money or reward points for us to take a quick flight somewhere. Which is why I love long weekend trips. Being in Ohio,…

16 amazing stops for your California Coast Road trip

Planning to see the California coast?  Get ready for some curvy roads, adorable little beach towns, amazing food and some of the most breathtaking scenery you will find! Whether called Hwy 1, Cabrillo Hwy, PCH, or Hwy 101, this stretch of road will take you to see some pretty awesome things.  We drove it from…