Category: california

winter vacation guide: carmel-by-the-sea

I was spending a week of holidays in California visiting my parents, who live just south of San Francisco in the Palo Alto region. We decided to hit the road on Christmas Eve to spend the two most magical days of the year in the quaintest little town of Carmel-By-The-Sea, an idyllic place on the

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snapshots of california

I spent a week in California under the December sun – a nice change from the Vancouver snowstorms that were frequenting my morning commutes. My parents are living out in the Palo Alto area now, so it was nice to be able to spend the Christmas holidays with them. Pictured below are snaps of Palo

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roadtrip: highway 1 california

On a warm December afternoon, dad and I drove a couple hours down the winding coastal path in search of beautiful views. The iconic Californian Highway 1 with the stops below took us approximately 6 hours roundtrip from San Jose, including a lunch break at a Big Sur Burrito Bar. Some of California’s most well-known

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where to eat san francisco

During our five-day stay in Palo Alto, just south of San Francisco, my parents and I enjoyed a wide variety of foods all across the bay area (and just south in Santa Cruz). 1. Blue Mermaid For upscale dining on the scenic 49 mile drive. Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco 2. Surfrider Cafe For really good American

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california coastal trail

The California Coastal Trail officially stretches from Land’s End to the Golden Gate Bridge, but I added on the walk starting from the Caltrain station on the east side and walked all the way along the north coast to Baker’s Beach, before returning into town up 25th ave and catching the 38 bus back. The

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