Pacific Coast Highway road trip tips

  • June 22, 2015
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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.

 

Santa Barbara beyond the break

  • May 22, 2015
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Checking out new trends flooding the American Riviera

Long known for its gated estates, high-life hotels, “The Endless Summer” surf scene, and vine-covered hills, Santa Barbara quietly and confidently is adding another notch to its belt: Cultural curators, style-savvy experts who are taking the best of the seaside town and personifying it, California-style.

 

El Encanto Hotel Santa Barbara California

  • April 6, 2015
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This iconic early 20th-century luxury hotel located in Santa Barbara’s American Riviera, has being meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite getaway of Hollywood’s elite. Nestled within gloriously landscaped gardens, El Encanto enjoys sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch.

 
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