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Crashing Waves and Expansive Views – Dramatic California Lighthouse Road Trip

Crashing Waves and Expansive Views – Dramatic California Lighthouse Road Trip

Mention lighthouses and most folks think about the craggy coast of New England. But we would be remiss not to appreciate the majestic Pacific coast lighthouses guiding ships in from the far east or after rounding Cape Horn to reach California in the great gold rush era. Like the Spanish missions, lighthouses were built in strategic locals all along California’s coast.

Come along with us as we map out a dramatic 950 mile road trip (perfect for an RV vacation) traveling north to south to explore 7 distinct areas and 15 lighthouses along the Pacific coast of California.

October 6, 2014 | By More
America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

America’s Favorite Fall Foliage Trains

This year why not let someone else do the driving while you sit back and relax with nothing to disturb your leaf-peeping revelry. We’ve pulled together a guide to America’s favorite rail journeys that travel past the country’s most stunning fall foliage vistas. Whether you have one day to spare or a week, here are the best train routes for doing some serious leaf peeping.

From New England, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and the narrow gauge rails of the west, there’s spectacular foliage scenery all along the way.

September 24, 2014 | By More
21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs. was a huge success and a wonderful day spent meeting growers along California’s stunning Half Moon Bay. This unique event offers the public a special once-a-year opportunity to tour local nurseries, greenhouses, wineries, harbor, and farms – many of which are not ordinarily open to the public. With anticipation July 26 arrived and I was headed to Half Moon Bay, a sunny coastal city south of San Francisco. So come along with me on my day of discovery:

August 25, 2014 | By More
Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch…A place where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible for your family or group gathering!

Holman Ranch, located in the hills of Carmel Valley, California is Monterey Peninsula’s best kept secret, and our much anticipated destination for a travel writer’s gathering. A 400 acre guest ranch awaited us and what we were about to see transported us to another world. Discover with me the unique offerings at Holman Ranch that make it an unforgettable spot for multi-gen family gatherings, weddings and group meetings.

July 2, 2014 | By More
California Gardening Secrets Revealed at Annual Tour des Fleurs in Half Moon Bay

California Gardening Secrets Revealed at Annual Tour des Fleurs in Half Moon Bay

Ever wonder why your garden doesn’t look as wonderful as the professionals? Well then, you won’t want to miss the 23rd Annual Tour des Fleurs Festival in Half Moon Bay, California, where professional gardeners and farmers share their secrets of success and gardening tips with festival participants.

Every summer, garden enthusiasts throughout Northern California wait with anticipation for the Annual Tour des Fleurs festival in Half Moon Bay, California. Located just over a half-hour drive from San Fransisco Bay, the Half Moon Bay area has been known for it’s dramatic beaches, redwood forests, robust ocean fisheries, and verdant growing fields.

June 27, 2014 | By More
Find Your 4th of July Getaway – Spectacular Fireworks in Unexpected Cities

Find Your 4th of July Getaway – Spectacular Fireworks in Unexpected Cities

Spectacular Fireworks in Unexpected Cities That Make A Great 4th of July Getaway.

The Fourth of July is celebrated annually by enjoying some of America’s favorite pastimes, like barbeques, baseball games, and fireworks. While major cities are famous for illuminating their skylines, BnBFinder has sought out the nation’s best small town pyrotechnic celebrations. So this Independence Day, beat the crowds and enjoy the relaxed charm of these all-American destinations.

June 20, 2014 | By More
Top Family Friendly Places To Visit in LA

Top Family Friendly Places To Visit in LA

City of Angels: What you Need to See The Next Time You Visit LA With Kids. When you’ve burnt yourself out on tourist traps like DisneyLand and SeaWorld, don’t fret, there are still plenty of interesting places to visit in LA that the whole family will enjoy. Family vacations are interludes you will all remember for years, but trying to please everyone in the group can be difficult. The City of Angels might surprise you with how many great sites it has to offer. Here are our suggestions for fun days in LA:

May 21, 2014 | By More
Celebrate Earth Day With A Mendocino Green Getaway

Celebrate Earth Day With A Mendocino Green Getaway

Every year, on April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been a time to honor the natural beauty of our planet, to demonstrate support for green movements around the globe, and to raise awareness about environmental protection. Today, 44 years after the first Earth Day was celebrated, the “eco” lifestyle has had a beneficial influence on just about every market, including the travel market. Here are some particularly great ‘green’ eco getaway spots.

April 7, 2014 | By More
Travel Tips and Tricks For Taking The Ultimate Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway

Travel Tips and Tricks For Taking The Ultimate Road Trip on the Pacific Coast Highway

The Ultimate Roadtrip Tips and Tricks for Route 1, The Pacific Coast Highway
Whether you’re on a weekend break or a year-long trip of a lifetime, making entirely new memories is a unique experience. That’s why I love road trips! Every day brings something different, a new stone unturned, a new path untraveled, a new road un-driven!

Driving The Pacific Coast Highway is a journey that takes you through the heart of California’s spirit. With its heart stopping turns and stunning coastline vistas, it comes as no surprise that this highway is one of America’s unofficial pilgrimage routes. From surfers to food groupies to motoring enthusiasts, this particular road trip attracts thrill-seekers of all sorts.

April 4, 2014 | By More
Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Pacific Northwest

Most Scenic Mountain Bike Trails in the Pacific Northwest

The Northwestern United States and Canada are known for having some the best biking trails in North America. Mountain biking is a great sport and a wonderful way to take in some stunning scenery and enjoy the hospitality of the locals along the way. With the large number and diversity of the trails through the region, you will always have a new and exciting trail to explore. Here are five of the most scenic bike trails in the Northwest United States and Canada.

March 24, 2014 | By More