Amboy California Ghost Town

On our Route 66 road trip to the west coast, we found our way to a curious little town called Amboy. First settled in 1858 and established in 1883, Amboy has a long history nestled between the towns of Barstow and Needles. Hang with me here for a brief bit of history: The town was […]

Dog Friendly in Coronado California

Hitting the San Diego area with your pooch? We can’t speak highly enough of staying on Coronado Island. Coronado Island is located across the bay from San Diego, and is accessible by an easy 15-minute drive across the impressive 2.1 mile long Coronado Bridge. The town feels small, while surrounded by the big city (and […]

5 Cabin Stays in Lake Tahoe CA

Planning a vacation to Lake Tahoe and don’t want to stay in some overcrowded hotel? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best cabins in the area. You’ll find a little something for everyone here. Some of these are closer to the busy hubub of South Lake Tahoe, some are on the opposite shore, […]

Route 66 Ghost Towns – Part 1

Route 66, also known as “The Mother Road” or “Main Street of America,” was one of the original highways in the US. It was first established in 1926 and connected Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California. It was a pathway for immigration during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and a popular tourism route in […]

5 Awesome Spots to Camp in Santa Cruz California

Whether you’re looking for lush redwood forests to hide out in or a bright sandy beach for some sun and surf, Santa Cruz offers a plethora of camping options. This quirky  little beachfront city is surrounded by gorgeous national parks and that make for some very interesting and varied scenery. We’ve narrowed down five awesome spots […]

Getting Around in San Francisco

San Francisco Travel Tips We love San Francisco and we’d like to wager that you will too! So we’ve but together some newbie San Francisco travel tips for those who may be making their first trip there. Don’t bring your car in  San Francisco No, really. Just don’t. When I was a kid, we had […]