Best Joshua Tree Cabins: Dome in the Desert

26 Most Beautiful (and Hipster) Joshua Tree Airbnb Cabins

Joshua Tree is a bohemian wilderness of otherworldly landscapes and esoteric vibes, which has lately become a hotbed for hipsters looking to escape the urban grind. Artists and the design-conscious are setting up home and creating an array of stylish cabins, many of which are available to rent on Joshua Tree Airbnb and Plum Guide. … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach

14 fun things to do in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach is famed for its beautiful beaches and world-class art, making it the ideal place for a beach vacation with a spot of culture too. Spend the days relaxing on some of the California coast’s most beautiful beaches and then wander the town’s myriad galleries and public art. There are plenty of things to … Read more

Best boutique hotels Palm Springs – Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs

24 Gorgeous 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

San Diego Itinerary - La Jolla

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

This three-day San Diego itinerary covers all the top sites, from Balboa Park to La Jolla, making it perfect for first-timers. Plus lots of food, hotel, and tour recommendations to make sure you get the best out of your three days in San Diego. San Diego is a famously laid back city in Southern California, … Read more

36 fun things to do in Santa Cruz, California

Our lowdown on the best things to do in Santa Cruz, California. This will suit you if you’re keen to discover the creative side of the city, and all the best cafes, sweet treats, bookshops, beauty spots and Santa Cruz must-sees. Updated for 2023. Santa Cruz is the land of surf, mountains, hippy culture, redwood-covered … Read more

Universal Studios City Walk

A Complete Guide to Universal Studios for Toddlers and Babies

Are you wondering if it’s possible to visit Universal Studios with a baby or toddler, and for the whole family to still have an amazing time? Before we went to LA, I thought the answer would be no, but after spending a brilliant day at Universal Studios Hollywood with our then 10-month-old baby, I can … 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

Fun things to do in Santa Cruz

Five special trips to take in 2019

Have you got any adventures planned for 2019? We have our eyes on New England for a road trip, a return to New York, and some English travels to Cornwall. And I also have some ideas for you, based on the best trips we’ve taken in the past few years. From afternoon teas in London … Read more

Things to do in Laguna Beach - Treasure Island Beach

The Ultimate California Road Trip Itinerary

Our complete guide to planning the ultimate California road trip. It includes where to stay, what to eat, things to do and how much it all costs. Pick and choose to create your perfect California road trip itinerary. Updated for 2023. A California road trip is the stuff of dreams and one that Steve and … Read more

California trip with Otis

California, here we come!

Eeeep, every day I get a little more excited about our trip to California, and now it’s just a mere two weeks’ away! We’re off for two months, driving down the California coast with two side trips to Portland and New York. It’s taken a mammoth amount of planning, which hasn’t been easy while looking … Read more