5 fun things to do in Santa Cruz

If you’re driving the Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Cruz is a must-see for most people. Whether you plan to visit for an hour or a whole day, here’s 5 fun things to do during your visit! Walk or Drive West Cliff Drive Whether you walk or drive this 4-mile stretch of Santa Cruz’s dramatic coastline, there…

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…

Exploring Point Lobos State Nature Reserve

If you haven’t heard, the California coast is stunning. Well, obviously. And should be a must see for every traveler. Point Lobos State Nature Reserve is no exception.  Easily accessible, located right off of Highway 1 in Carmel, this was probably one of my favorite stops on our entire trip down the coast.

Exploring Point Lobos State Nature Reserve

If you haven’t heard, the California coast is stunning. Well, obviously. And should be a must see for every traveler. Point Lobos State Nature Reserve is no exception.  Easily accessible, located right off of Highway 1 in Carmel, this was probably one of my favorite stops on our entire trip down the coast.  Having been…

Tips for Driving the PCH

The stretch of highway that runs along the Pacific coast is a must-see for any ambitious traveller. While it may be overwhelming, its definitely a trip I would recommend a hundred times over. And after recently returning from our Cali road trip, I thought I’d share some of the things we learned along the way!…

Finding Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur

On our recent Highway 1 road trip, I was determined to find the beach with the beautiful keyhole arch and purple sand.  I had drooled over photos online for weeks leading up to the trip and done a ton of research online to make sure I’d be able to find it. I mean come on,…

5 fun things to do in Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea, or Carmel, has to be the cutest little seaside town,maybe ever. With storybook type houses, a quaint downtown and a beautiful beach, this place is a must-visit for anyone travelling in central California.  Here were some of our favorite things there!

Traveling to Charleston on a budget

Dreaming of visiting this beautiful historic city but not loving the cost? While its true that a trip to Charleston can be expensive, its also completely doable on a budget. Here are some tips to see Charleston for less

Traveling to Charleston on a budget

Dreaming of visiting this beautiful historic city but not loving the cost? While its true that a trip to Charleston can be expensive, its also completely doable on a budget. Here are some tips to see Charleston for less Travel during the off-season Thanks to Charleston’s generally mild climate, visiting in the off season doesn’t…