A weekend in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea

A weekend in Monterey and Carmel-by-the-Sea

No California road trip on Highway 1 is complete without a stop at either Monterey or Carmel-by-the-Sea. It’s a truth universally acknowledged – the area is gorgeous and there are so many great things to see and do. Mr M and I packed the car and headed...
Under the sea at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Under the sea at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

If the idea of scuba diving or snorkeling sets your heart racing a little too quickly, the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California is the next best thing. Have you ever seen an ocean of fish interacting? Actually ‘keeping mostly separate’ is probably a better...
Visit The Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz

Visit The Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz

Everywhere I go in San Francisco I see cars with yellow “The Mystery Spot” bumper stickers. I thought it was some clever advertising for a pub or nightclub. A creepy nightspot with speed dating nights that don’t filter out participants with hygiene...
5 Great San Francisco hikes

5 Great San Francisco hikes

Hiking season doesn’t really end in California, it just gets a bit colder and some would say easier to schlep up those steep hills with a breeze blowing. I’ve compiled a list of my favourite San Francisco-centric hikes that will give beautiful scenic views...