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Outdoor Adventure Guide to San Diego

San Diego is “America’s Finest City” for a reason.  Between the quick access to the desert, mountains, and beaches, plus year-round 70-degree weather, this city has so many outdoor adventure possibilities.  San Diego is a big, widespread city with so much to do so it’s hard to decide what things are worth seeing or doing, especially …

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Guide to Surfing the California Coast

California. The birthplace of modern surf culture. All the stereotypes are true. People say “dude” too many times in a conversation with a heavy California accent. Lineups always have some guy who yells at you if you cut him off. Any good wave is crowded. Everyone spends a lot of money to wear brand name …

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The Best Day Hike in Yosemite (And Doesn’t Require A Permit)

  Though I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries and hiked more than 400 miles of trails, I had no idea that one of the most amazing hikes in the world was in my home state.  Yosemite deserves all the fame it gets. It’s one of a kind with the lush quantity and variety of …

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Big Sur Road Trip

This was one of the very first road trips we took when we first moved into our RV and became full time travelers back in 2015 and it’s STILL one of the most beautiful highways we’ve ever driven. With white sandy beaches, jagged coastlines, and turquoise waters, Big Sur is no doubt one of California‚Äôs most famous and beautiful destinations. Read our blog Big Sur Road Trip for our top tips on where to stay, what to see + our 10 Day Itinerary!

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California Coast Road Trip: 15 Destinations You Don’t Want To Miss

California coast road trips are so much fun!  From surf towns to city life and from sand dunes to dense forests, driving the coastal Highway 101 and Highway 1 is always an adventure.  This 2 week California coast road trip will take you to great surf spots near Ventura and Santa Cruz, beautiful hikes in Mendocino and …

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Weekend Itinerary Yosemite: Visit Tuolumne Meadows To Escape the Crowds

When I originally planned all the places we would visit during our travels, Yosemite was never even on my radar.  Even though it is one of the closest national parks to San Diego, I had no interest in visiting Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley.  Why would I want to go there, especially the week of …

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