Tag Archives: California

New Years Eve in LA | Cali Road Trip Day 11!

The final morning of our grand California adventure came all too soon. Sarah and I started the morning by walking down the street to Starbucks in DTLA to get all of us breakfast. Unfortunately the area we were in was pretty sketchy and we had some scary guys hollering at “ass ass ass” at us …

Venice Beach and Downtown LA | Cali Road Trip Day 10!

On day 10 of our adventures we awoke with the rising sun for the last time as today was the day we sadly had to return our Escape Campervan which had served as our home for the past week. Once we all shook the sleep from our eyes we hit the road after filling up …

Sippin Wine in Solvang | Cali Road Trip Day 9!

Day 9 out of 11 of the trip of a lifetime already!? This California adventure was going by way to fast but waking up in our little Chumash campground in SLO was just another perfect morning to savor. As content as I was to wake up another morning in our happy little camper van, myself …

San Luis Obispo | Cali Road Trip Day 8!

Day 8 of our adventure started off a little more slowly as we all took our time eating our breakfast of oatmeal with peanut butter, and drinking instant coffee out of our wine glasses from Napa. There was a little picnic table right next to our van’s spot at this campsite so I decided to …

Big Sur | Cali Road Trip Day 7!

One of my favorite things about staying in the campervan was waking up to the sunrise peaking in through the curtains every morning. It is the most freeing feeling to wake up with the sun every morning and wonder about what adventures each new day holds. Once the sun woke us up this morning we …

1 Day in Carmel & Monterey Bay | Cali Road Trip Day 6!

After driving through smelly cow farms, attempting to learn new road trip games, learning that Hollister, CA is now a motorcycle town, and an unsuccessful stop at Target in an attempt to finally get shower towels, we made it safe and sound from snowy Yosemite to Carmel by the Sea! We arrived at the Carmel by …

Yosemite Pt 2: Christmas Day | Cali Road Trip Day 5!

I can say quite confidently that I never imagined I would spend a Christmas morning waking up to the sunrise poking through the curtains of the van I was living in with two of my best friends parked 5 minutes outside of Yosemite National Park. One thing I’ve come to learn in 2016 though is …

Yosemite Part 1: Christmas Eve | Cali Road Trip Day 4!

I’ve always enjoyed Christmas Eve just a bit more than Christmas Day because there is so much excitement in the air, plus my family has always exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve as our special little tradition. This was my first year being away from home for the holidays but I felt just as excited as every …

An Afternoon in Napa Valley! | Cali Road Trip Day 3

Today Sarah, Myles, and I woke up and said goodbye to one of my new favorite places, San Francisco. Our visit here was spectacular and I’m thrilled that there is so much to do in this glorious city so I can come back one day. I was definitely going to miss the city by the …

A Day of San Francisco Must Do’s | Cali Road Trip Day 2!

Waking up on the first morning of a vacation is one of my favorite feelings in the world. I love those first few groggy minutes when I crack open my eyes and look around wondering where I am before the exciting reality of being in a brand new place hits me. Our first morning in San …