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

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

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

Airstream Santa Barbara

17 Gorgeous Airbnbs in Santa Barbara, California

Looking for somewhere to stay in Santa Barbara? Here’s our round-up of the best Airbnb’s in California’s iconic coastal paradise. From glamorous abodes to boho dwellings, these Santa Barbara Airbnb’s demonstrate the diversity of the city, which attracts everyone from celebrities to surfers to hippies. Stay downtown to be within walking distance of all the … Read more

San Diego Airbnb - The Cottage

16 Most Stylish Airbnbs in San Diego, California

Looking for a place to stay in San Diego? For a taste of local life, try one of these San Diego Airbnbs. It’s the shortlist I came up with when planning our San Diego itinerary, which was part of our epic one-month California road trip. I’ve broken them down into the different neighbourhoods, so you … Read more

Airbnb Palm Springs - Dazey Desert House

10 Most Stylish (and Hipster) Airbnbs in Palm Springs

We may not be able to travel right now, but we can still dream and plan for the future. And California is a pretty wonderful place to start… Palm Springs, the playground for LA hipsters, is well known for its distinctive mid-century architecture and kitsch, playful style. People have gone all out creating their dream … Read more

Tre Sorelle Cottage - Airbnb Sonoma

12 Special Airbnbs in Sonoma, California

Sonoma is one of the top places I dream of returning to. Offering a heady mix of redwoods, wine, farm-to-table dining and an all encompassing laid back vibe, it’s the perfect break away. There are some gorgeous guesthouses and wineries to stay at, but if you’re looking for something more independent, the Sonoma Airbnbs are … 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

San Diego Itinerary - La Jolla

San Diego Itinerary: How to Get the Best Out of 3 Days in San Diego

San Diego is a famously laid back city in Southern California, known for its surfing, golden beaches, perfect weather and easy going vibes. It’s the USA’s eight largest city, but feels more like a series of towns, all with their own unique character. It often makes the cut for lists of the USA’s most desirable … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach - Treasure Island Beach

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