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California coastal road-trippin’ offers fall delights

Big Sur or North California coastal road-trippin’ offers fall delights Fall road-tripping along the California coast; weather is often beautiful, summer crowds are gone, the ocean, rugged coast and adventure beckons. Here are two suggested road-trips, one south, one north of San Joaquin County. Each includes a one-way drive of three-plus hours, so, best to […]

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Elephant seals, Big Sur and wild California coast

Old friend and wonderful photographer Chuck Higgs passed along a few photos, and reminds us all what a great time of the year this is to see Elephant Seals and the California coast, from Monterey south towards San Simeon. Chuck and a friend recently found Elephant Seals at Ana Nuevo State Beach, just south of […]

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Northern California summer travel destinations – leave the crowds behind!

  Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Appellation map. Main Street in Sutter Creek, a Gold Rush gem, taken from Hotel Sutter balcony. Bixby Bridge, circa 1932, is typical of Big Sur scenery on Highway 1. Hearst Castle’s outdoor pool looks out over the Santa Lucia Mountains! In my last post, I noted five summer travel destinations (three California […]

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California’s central coast; elephant seals, stunning coast, Hearst Castle and Morro Bay

Hearst Castle’s Grand Mansion, looking up from the outdoor pool area. The mansion houses most of William Randolph Hearst’s extensive art collection. Hearst Castle’s beautiful pool looks out over the Santa Lucia Mountains along the California coast; the complex also includes a huge indoor pool! Several hundred elephant seals lounge on beach in early April, […]

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