• Family Time,  Spring Break,  Staycation

    Staycation Ideas For Spring Break 2023

    Spring break is the time to take a weeklong break from school or work and unwind. However, travel can be expensive and difficult to plan, but fear not, there are plenty of fun and relaxing staycation ideas for spring break that can help you and your family reconnect and recharge without breaking the bank, so here are some great staycation ideas for spring break 2023… Have a Backyard Camping Trip If you have a backyard, why not plan a camping trip right in your own home? Set up a tent, make some s’mores over a campfire, and enjoy a night under the stars. This is a great way to disconnect…

  • Day Trips,  Scenic Drives,  Staycation,  Wanderlust Wednesday

    Wanderlust Wednesday: California’s Spectacular 17-Mile Drive

    Just the mention of California’s coastal 17-Mile Drive is guaranteed to bring gasps and huge smiles from anyone who’s experienced it (myself included since I am originally from the Bay Area). As one of America’s most scenic drives, the route meanders along the Monterey Peninsula passing through an area commonly known as Pebble Beach. Much of this idyllic wind-sculpted forested community hugs the stunning Pacific coastline with its rugged cliffs dotted with ocean-sprayed outcroppings. Though there are five entrance gates (Pacific Grove Gate, Country Club Gate, S.F.B Morse Gate, Highway 1 Gate & Carmel Gate), coming in from either the Pacific Grove or Carmel sides is highly recommended for the…