California Road Trip

Tips and advice for families taking a California Road Trip with Kids

California Road Trip: San Diego and La Jolla

Our California road trip continued South with a two-hour drive from Santa Monica to San Diego. Specifically, we were headed for La Jolla (pronounced la hoy-a), a district of San Diego that’s renowned for its beaches and surfing. There are loads of family-friendly things to do in San Diego –… View Post

California Road Trip: Santa Monica and LA

There are moments on a California road trip that you file away for future reference, knowing that you’re experiencing a full on, properly California moment. One of them is definitely watching the sun set over Santa Monica pier. With its golden beaches, old-school amusement park and wooden pier (complete with… View Post

California Road Trip: Highway One and Santa Barbara

After a fabulous time in Big Sur, we set off down the epic and unspeakably beautiful Highway One towards Santa Barbara. On paper this is a five hour drive, but I’d strongly recommend allowing at least seven hours – you’ll need to stop for drinks and lunch, and if you’re… View Post

California Road Trip: Big Sur

After visiting San Francisco and Santa Cruz in California, we’ve spent the last few days in Central California – Big Sur, to be exact. Big Sur is a place that forces you to slow down – the winding roads take you along steep coastal cliffs and through redwood forests and several… View Post

California Road Trip: Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is one of my favourite California towns – a colourful, vintage-tinged celebration of everything beach, surf and skate related. We headed down there after spending three days in San Francisco. Our Victorian rental cottage turned out to be just a few steps from the beach, so we dumped… View Post