Category archives: California

Top 5 Spots to Go Glamping in California

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Glamping is one of those travel trends that sounds good & looks even better. It’s the thing to do if you’re a glamorous Travelette who sometimes likes to kick off her heels in a pretty tent cabin before heading out for an afternoon in the trees. We’ve previously shared some of our favorite places to go glamping in Australia, but we’re ready to take it ou[...]

Moon on Earth: the Californian Desert

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Spending a week in the Californian desert was certainly never on my bucket list and yet it belongs to every Cali – Las Vegas roadtrip. I'm more of a forest and mountains kinda girl and my heart was aching when we had to leave the green meadows of Yosemite National Park behind us. What we were to find was a seemingly neverending desert of orange, brown an[...]

5 Highlights along Highway 1, California

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I need to share a secret with you. Considering my age and my former attitude (talking childhood attitude here) towards the topic, I find it pretty embarrassing but I have to admit that I am obsessed with Baywatch. Have you stopped laughing yet? I know, I know, as a woman I should criticise the obvious combination of soft-porn and family show; as a film st[...]

Ghost Towns of America's Southwest

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On a roadtrip the journey is the destination – whether you follow a mapped route or just let the road take you to places you had no idea about. Either way, the trip will offer plenty of opportunities to discover what is hidden off the beaten path. Take ghost towns as an example. The decaying remains of old western mining towns are especially popular with [...]

A Weekend Bike Trip up the California Coast

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A few weekends ago I joined a group of 28 excited cyclists on a bike trip up north. My ambitious friend Anya began planning this trip weeks in advance and our numbers grew and grew until the date. We started in San Francisco and traveled about 35 miles to Samuel P Taylor State Park. The way was filled with flat tires, long lunches and water breaks, and some [...]

Studying abroad in San Diego

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Copenhagen, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Istanbul, Roosevelt, Aachen, Madrid, Barcelona, Chicago… and the list even continues. But I had only one city in my mind for my study abroad semester: San Diego! Why? The combination of sunny weather, unlimited surfing, beaches and a relaxed society were just perfect for me to escape the busy big city life of London (whe[...]