Beautiful sunset at San Simeon Beach in San Simeon, California

San Simeon: Where To Stay Near Hearst Castle

  Although its most popular attraction remains temporarily closed, San Simeon is still a fascinating and very affordable California destination. Just minutes from the world-famous Hearst Castle, San Simeon is a historic seaside town filled with spectacular ocean vistas and friendly locals. While Hearst Castle takes much of the national attention, San Simeon has other … Continue reading San Simeon: Where To Stay Near Hearst Castle

Spectacular view of McWay Falls from a hiking trail in Big Sur

Best Hiking Destinations On The Pacific Coast

Whether you’re a beginning hiker or advanced trekker, the Pacific Coast region offers a wealth of hiking trails. In fact, there are some that are perfectly suited just for you. For many hikers, the preferred destination is the Pacific Crest Trail, one of America’s first National Scenic Trails. But what if you prefer something less … Continue reading Best Hiking Destinations On The Pacific Coast

A beautiful view of Asilomar State Beach in Pacific Grove

Asilomar: A Literal Refuge By The Sea

With the absence of certain modern conveniences and rustic accommodations, Asilomar Conference Grounds may not be suitable for everyone. But if you're seeking a quiet respite from their daily task, Asilomar might just be your idyllic setting. Moreover, it's among the best hidden treasures within the Monterey Peninsula. Learn why Asilomar is worth a closer … Continue reading Asilomar: A Literal Refuge By The Sea