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The Ultimate California Road Trip Itinerary

Driving down California’s Pacific Coast Highway is one of the world’s most iconic road trips and one that Steve and I had our sights set on for years. We had both done the trip when younger – in fact this was my third time on Highway 1 – but we wanted to do it together … Read more

Best Airbnbs in Santa Monica

13 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Santa Monica

Where Route 66 ends at the iconic pier, Santa Monica has allured travelers for decades and is one of LA’s most cute neighbourhoods with a hippy yet chic vibe. It’s an obvious choice for where to stay in Los Angeles, right on the beach, and with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, farmers markets and all … Read more

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Airbnb Venice Beach: 10 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of the must-sees of L.A. – a bohemian, anything goes beach enclave, filled with modern new age restaurants and trendy boutiques. We went as part of our California road trip, staying in an Airbnb near Abbot Kinney Boulevard. I’ve put together a guide to the best Venice Beach Airbnbs based on … Read more

Laguna Beach Airbnb

18 Most Stylish Airbnbs in Laguna Beach, California

Looking for somewhere to stay in Laguna Beach? Here’s our round-up of the most stylish Laguna Beach Airbnbs, from uber luxurious villas to cute seaside cabanas. Also see our guide to the best things to do in Laguna Beach. We went there as part of our ultimate California road trip, which included stops in Sonoma, … Read more

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The Best Palm Springs Boutique Hotels: 10 Hip Hotels in Palm Springs

Palm Springs has become a hotbed of hip hotels, perfect for the ultimate hipster getaway, filled with pool parties, cocktails and the laid-back ease of desert life. Retro-chic and mid-century style is the Palm Springs classic look, and you’ll also find plenty of fun, playful touches. From glamorous luxury retreats to party-filled hotels, this is … Read more

The Most Beautiful Airbnbs in Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz has the ocean, the city, the forest and the mountains, and no matter which one you choose, there are some gorgeous places to stay. We’ve included some hotel options in our things to do in Santa Cruz post, and here’s our pick of the best Santa Cruz AirBnBs. They’re an excellent way to … Read more

What to do in Sonoma County

19 Unmissable Things to Do in Sonoma County, California

Sonoma County is the gloriously laid-back sister of glamorous Napa Valley, known for its down-to-earth rustic vibes and celebrated farm-to-table cuisine. It’s a place to slow down, connect to the land and unwind with a glass of wine in hand and the redwoods as a backdrop. We fell head over heels for the place, and … Read more

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14 Best Hip Boutique Hotels in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of my favourite cities in the world – a progressive hotspot, rich in counterculture, arts and beauty. It’s a city that gives birth to creativity of every kind, and makes for an intoxicating place to visit. Historically, it has lacked creative hotels, but is now hot on the heels of Portland, … Read more

The Best California Cookbooks

A California road trip in 15 cookbooks

One of the indisputable highlights of our California road trip was the amount of amazing food we ate along the way – it’s a land of exquisite cusine, from the farm-to-table traditions of the North to the Mexican influenced tastes of the South, plus two of the country’s top culinary hotspots of San Francisco and … Read more

California Road Trip Itinerary - Big Sur

The Best Road Trips in USA – 22 Epic American Road Trips

Dreaming of an American road trip and not sure where to start? This is a round-up of the best road trips in the USA, featuring everything from the classic Route 66 and Pacific Coast Highway to more off-the-beaten path options like a road trip in Alaska. From the colours of fall to the most stunning … Read more