California Travel Guide curates all the essentials for first-timers. It curates the best hikes, best beaches, the best accommodations, the best restaurants. All the shebangs.

June 22, 2022
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Experience All the Best Things on State Street, Santa Barbara

State Street is a great place to explore on foot, and with 10 blocks of car-free space (yes, it is a pedestrian-only!), you can really take your time to enjoy all the sights and sounds. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to browse, so you can easily spend a […]
June 22, 2022
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Shop at These 20 Amazing Thrift Stores in Los Angeles

For sure, it is not only me who love going to the thrift shops on their trips. There is something about thrift shops that just beckons me— it is a window of the city’s past consumption and it gives me the chance to get unique gifts and souvenirs. And California […]
June 18, 2022
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WHERE TO STAY IN SANTA BARBARA | Experience Luxury at these Amazing Spa Resorts

Santa Barbara, with its beachtown vibe, high-end luxury hotels, and Mediterranean atmosphere, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. With its beautiful beaches, Santa Barbara is a great place to relax, soak up some sun, and enjoy the California coastline. For those looking for […]
June 15, 2022
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Shop at These Amazing Independent and Used Bookstores in Santa Barbara

Call it a personal habit, but when I am in a new place, one of the first places I check are the independent bookstores in the hood. What kind of books do locals read? And do they have some of the authors I dearly love? Or do they have the […]
June 14, 2022
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SHOPPING IN SANTA BARBARA | Shop at These Amazing Boutiques and Gift Shops

Santa Barbara is a shopper’s paradise, especially if you love to find unique items that you can’t find anywhere else. The city is full of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques, as well as department stores and malls. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs, gifts, or just a new outfit, you’re sure to […]
June 13, 2022
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Gorge out in These Yummy Asian Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, with its picturesque California coastline town, is road trip perfect. And let us add, food trip perfect. With its sparkling ocean views, growing dining scene, and central location to wine country, Santa Barbara has something for everyone. And when it comes to a variety of Asian cuisines, Santa […]
June 10, 2022
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SANTA BARBARA HIKING GUIDE | The Top 17 Hiking Spots in Santa Barbara

With its towering mountains and stunning coastline, Santa Barbara offers some of California’s most beautiful day hikes.  Santa Barbara is the place to be if you want breathtaking views. I know breathtaking can be overrated, but you know hiking can take your breath away. Literally. Well, that comes from someone who […]
June 10, 2022
Santa Barbara Travel Guide

Explore 35 Unique Things to Do in Santa Barbara for Families

Santa Barbara is a place of contradictions. It’s both upscale and down-to-earth, cosmopolitan and small town. The weather is perfect, but the living isn’t always easy. The landscape is breathtaking, but the wildfire danger is real. Oooops. Some honest talk slipped there. Our guide curates all the best and unique […]
May 23, 2022
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Where to Hike in California: 15 Hiking Spots in California for Beginners

Going hiking is usually discouraging because most people expect it to be exhausting and difficult, but not all hikes have to be hard. Before going for the challenging trails in California, it’s always good to start with short and beginner-friendly hikes to build your skills, stamina, and confidence. To make […]
September 8, 2018

The Best Sunset Photoshoot Location in La Mesa, California

Looking for the best sunset photoshoot location in La Mesa, California? We curated some of the best spots for that perfect instagram look!  A town in Southern California, La Mesa — some 9 miles from central San Diego — is known as the Jewel of the Hills. What used to […]