road trip

Santa Monica to Carmel ~ Foodie Road Trip!

Nine hours – home to destination. Drive, stop, eat, shop, sightsee, gas up again, go!  Print this post out. Tuck it in your “California road trip” file.  Good eats on the horizon.

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Why Girlfriend Getaways Are A Necessity

This is the first installment of a series inspired by a recent Girlfriend Getaway to Carmel-by-the-Sea with fellow food and travel bloggers, Dorothy of Shockingly Delicious and Erika of In Erika’s Kitchen.

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Jim Morrison’s Last U.S. Home ~ Stay There!

Larry loves experiences, large and small. So when this hit his radar, he was all over it – you can rent Jim Morrison’s West Hollywood apartment. Where Jim and Pamela lived and fought and slept around. Their last U.S. abode before Paris…

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Have You Heard of Rancho La Puerta?

My New Yorker friend, Miriam, was the one who told me that Rancho La Puerta is the “gold standard” of spas. She’d spent a week there a few years ago. I was surprised that an adventure traveler such as her would pick a “spa” as a vacation destination, let alone one at the opposite corner […]

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Historic Route 66 Trip ~ Days 7, 8, 9… OK, 10 & 11, too

It was Day 7 on our Historic Route 66 drive when we started to really hightail it. With a budget of 12 days, we were NOwhere near a half-way mark in terms of mileage. YIKES.

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Historic Route 66 Road Trip — Days 4, 5 & 6

October, 2011 Larry and I flew to Chicago, rented a car and drove Route 66 back to Santa Monica.  The adventure continued, and now that we knew we were taking way too much time each day pulling over to photograph every “66” we saw, we agreed to hightail it and use the interstate, when necessary. […]

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Road Trip ~ Take A Long Weekend in Temecula

Travel posts are harder to write than you might think. They can easily come off with the air of a braggy Christmas letter cuz of the FUN. But my intention is to deliver useful info to you… here’s today’s recommend. If you like the idea of an affordable yet busy So. Cal. getaway, a Long […]

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Road Trip! U-Pick Strawberries in Carlsbad

Our home in Westwood is at the north-west end of LA.  Cousins Nancy and John graciously hosted a family potluck at their home in Del Mar (North San Diego). That’s about a 2+hour drive IF no traffic. But since there ALWAYS IS traffic, we brought a big ice chest to keep our dishes cold. The […]

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Road Trip! Foodie Walking Tour of Cantonese San Gabriel Valley

Three and a half hours, more eating than walking, we were rapt students during our culinary tour of LA’s “new Chinatown.” The San Gabriel Valley Food Tour by Six Taste Tours was Larry’s idea (again, he luvs this stuff). Adventure pals Cathi and Barry (the ones who zipped around Long Beach on Segways with us), […]

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Road Trip: On The Hunt for Ojai’s Pixie Tangerines

My niece, Danielle, and I were on the hunt for the most awesome of snacks, the Pixie Tangerine. They only grow in Ojai. The region produces just enough to keep the best local stores and farmer’s markets supplied and then, BUMMER, gone ‘til next season (March through summer). If Larry and I hadn’t attended a […]

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