Visiting Monterey County California

Monterey County, the vacationing family will find everything that was dreamt of, and planned out, before the vacation even began! Monterey County is a vibrant and eclectic, sun-filled location, that includes hillside vineyards, and fantastic giant redwoods, almost to the water’s edge!

Inn at Spanish Bay

The Inn at Spanish Bay is tucked between Del Monte Forest and the Pacific shore among groves of tall Monterey pines, The Inn at Spanish Bay offers a luxurious enclave of 269 guest rooms and suites for golf enthusiasts and relaxation seekers alike. Inviting accommodations and genuine hospitality create an indulgent retreat after a day experiencing the incomparable Pebble Beach Resorts.

Pacific Coast Highway road trip tips

Exploring iconic Pacific Coast Highway 1 along California’s coast

There was a time in my early 20s when I’d plan a trip down to the most exact detail. Back then, I was relatively new to traveling—having discovered wanderlust after a stint abroad during college—and planning trip logistics, to me, was as fun as the actual vacation itself. But 16 years ago I married a man who is a bit more laid back about prepping for travel. He prefers serendipity to reading guidebooks. It’s rubbed off.

Monterey California

California Monterey Peninsula & Pebble Beach

Mother Nature worked overtime on the rugged Monterey Peninsula, a highlight of the legendary Pacific Coast Highway, the road that follows much of the California coastline. The peninsula is a surf-and-wind-sculpted wonder of cliff-lined beaches, sandy dunes, rocky shores and deep ocean bays. The old fishing town of Monterey, forever immortalised by Nobel Prize-winning novelist John Steinbeck, remains the peninsula’s biggest draw.

The good life of Monterey Bay’s coast-side towns

In the good life of Monterey Bay’s coast-side towns, in the pleasures of its luxurious resorts, and in the vitality of its resplendent marine habitat, this piece of California shows off its natural appeal. The abundance is nothing new: an abiding current of plenty runs through the many histories of the region. Military buffs see …

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