Falling in Love in Monterey County

This is a sponsored post about Monterey County written on behalf of See Monterey. The love story and opinions are all my own. After reading my story, comment for a chance to win a complete trip package, including 2 nights at Monterey Tides, 2 tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and a wine blending at Joullian Vineyards. Monterey County holds a very special place in my heart. You see, when … [Read more...]

Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #78

I took this photo when I went to Big Sur for the day. It's a tiny store where you can buy sandwiches and drinks connected to the gas station at the Big Sur River Inn.  You can grab a bite to eat and sit at their tables under the trees and overlooking the river.  It's really cute! There is still one more day for you to enter for a chance to win the book My Nepenthe, a collection or stories and … [Read more...]

My Nepenthe

This past weekend my husband and I did one of our favorite road trips, Highway 1 from Monterey to Big Sur.  And one of my favorite places to stop on that route is Nepenthe. The view is stunning.  The food in the Cafe Kevah on the roof of the Phoenix shop and below the main restaurant matches.  They make a darn good chai latte!  My husband and I spent many hours looking out from that terrace while … [Read more...]

Not quite) Wordless Wednesday #77

I love the carvings that the wind and the salt make in various spots along Highway 1 towards Big Sur. I took this photo last Sunday when Mr. Misadventures and I went on one of our favorite single-day road trip. … [Read more...]

Road trip report: Big Sur

If you read travel magazines (I do!) or watch travel shows, whenever they talk about the best road-trips/drives in America it is likely that the Highway 1 route between Monterey and San Simeon is going to be towards the top of the list. This gorgeous, completely unspoiled stretch of road running along the Pacific Ocean should be on everyone's bucket list.  It is an amazing scenic drive with … [Read more...]

Weekend Misadventures

This is not a photo of the glorious California coast along Highway 1 south of Carmel heading to Big Sur. This is not a photo of the lush green of the Los Padres National Forest which surrounds Big Sur. This is not a photo of the rugged beaches of the Julia Pfeiffer Burn State Park near Big Sur. Nor is it a photo of the cool wooden chairs that sit within the stream of the Big Sur River. No, … [Read more...]