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

California Road Trip: San Francisco

Our Summer 2015 California road trip kicked off with three days in San Francisco. I love coming here – San Francisco was one of the first places I visited in the US. During my 20s when I worked as a technology reporter, I spent a lot of time in the city,… View Post

12 Things to do on a California Road Trip

We’ve spent the past couple of weeks in California, Flea and I. I had a birthday coming up, and depressed at the thought of my rapidly looming old age, I wanted to go and do something different this summer. To see somewhere new, to try some new things, and spend… View Post