Destination: La Jolla, California

While in San Diego for the long weekend in June, my family and I decided to take a half day trip to La Jolla, a neighborhood about 10 miles/16 kilometers from San Diego center. We arrived around 9h30 to first check out Sunny Jim's Sea Cave, a 100-year-old former smuggler's tunnel that leads to a …

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Destination: Torrey Pines State Reserve, California

Our first stop in the San Diego area during our trip in June was at Torrey Pines, a natural reserve that's dedicated to the preservation of the eponymous Torrey Pine tree. We only spent a morning here doing our usual loop through the trails (with views overlooking the ocean) before making our way down to …

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Destination: Pismo Beach & Morro Bay, California (2022 Edition)

Just before reaching our accommodation for out two night's stay, we made quick stops at Pismo Beach and Morro Bay, two of the small beach cities in and around San Luis Obispo. It had been over a decade since I last stopped in these places: they're both mainly for tourism, for its surfing, boardwalk promenade, …

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Destination: Solvang, California (2022 Edition)

Following our time in Santa Barbara, we continued further up the California coast to Solvang, a popular Danish-inspired town that's nicknamed "Little Copenhagen." I hadn't been back in over seven years, and it was a short, but brief afternoon wandering the town and revisiting some old haunts. I also checked out Mission Santa Inés in …

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