Road Trip up the PCH: Part 3 (The North Coast)

Lost Coast, California While exploring California’s North Coast, I learned that there’s definitely a line where the “sexy, rugged mountain man” look turns into a “scary, recluse, I’m going to kidnap you” look.  And that line is crossed somewhere between Mendocino and the Lost Coast. Mendocino is an adorable town with a slow, relaxed pace … More Road Trip up the PCH: Part 3 (The North Coast)

Road Trip up the PCH: Part 2 (Big Sur)

Big Sur, California Big Sur is incredible.  The drive.  The views.  The ocean.  The redwoods.  There’s something about being in nature that just settles you, and Big Sur provided numerous opportunities for reflection. But loneliness wasn’t going to be a problem either.  The campgrounds were full, and the easier trails were packed with people.  Slow people.  In … More Road Trip up the PCH: Part 2 (Big Sur)

Road Trip up the PCH: Part 1 (San Diego to Santa Barbara)

Southern California I decided to use the last weeks of my sabbatical doing a classic road trip up the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) in California.  Guidebooks promised impressive views and exhilaratingly twisting drives filled with hairpin turns.  The PCH did not disappoint, with me literally saying ‘wow’ countless times to myself. I started in San … More Road Trip up the PCH: Part 1 (San Diego to Santa Barbara)