Coastal Cure for the Back to School Blues?

“In the 1920s and 30s, Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica was one of America’s most exclusive and fabled streets. The first part of my itinerary involved wine surfing but crashing waves were nowhere to be seen   Curated Highlights and Headlines South Coast Region Islands Along the Pacific Coast San Miguel Island – Channel …

Falling for The OC’s Beach Towns

“Asked what it’s like to bodysurf one of the most famous breaks on Earth, a regular once opined, “It’s the closest thing to the great trauma of being born.” “When Ole Hanson drove through here in the 1900s, nothing existed between San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside. He cooked up this dream that he wanted to …

Are You Ready for Natural Beauty and Awesome Adventures?

We’re nearing the end of our journey inching up the coast of California, town-by-town, beach-by-beach choosing roads that hug the Pacific Ocean whenever we can.   Looking for awesome vacations and potential second or first homes we’d love.   Highlights and Headlines: April 2018 South Coast Region San Diego Point Loma. 7 Things to Do, …

Best West Road Trip: Top Winter Stories

Wine and Music for Sonoma Wildfire Relief. Suing Big Oil over climate change, Santa Cruz eyes wildfire, storm costs. Headlines and Highlights: Winter 2017 – 2018 Recovery Central Coast Region. San Luis Obispo Girl Raises Money for ‘People Who Lost Their Daddies in the Fire’. “Segraves, herself the daughter of a firefighter, kicked off her …

What You Missed in November

 “Newport Beach is a picture-perfect place to visit any time of year for its stunning coastline, dramatic yacht-dotted harbor and aesthetically inclined locals.” Wineries across both Napa and Sonoma are open and pouring their best vintages – except Signorello Estate, which burned to the ground on the Silverado Trail in Napa during the October fires. …

What You Missed in September

So, shh.  Don’t tell them I told you. Here’s what you missed along the South Coast Region.  They’re in no hurry to encourage you to return to their local playgrounds. Here’s a handful of beaches that don’t get the credit — or the crowds — that they deserve. While you’re busy with back-to-school schedules and …

Pacific Coast Islands

The Channel Islands (Santa Barbara Islands) lie off the coast of California between in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and Los Angeles County. Islands: Santa Catalina, Santa Barbara, San Nicolas, San Clemente, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, San Miguel and Anacapa. Part of the Best West Road Trip itinerary – Goin’ Coastal in the South Coast and Central …