The Ultimate Guide to Southern California

This past August I embarked on a 35-day solo road trip along the coast of Southern California.  I had the best time exploring Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara, La Jolla, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Palm Springs.  I stayed at all sorts of places – boutique hotels (booked with the help of travel agency Two Nights In), Airbnbs (I LOVED this one in Venice), and friends/family’s homes (thanks to everyone who let me crash!)  If you’re considering traveling alone – I highly recommend it.  The sense of freedom that comes from being on the road – with no one else’s agenda but your own – is empowering and exciting.  My road trip wasn’t all smooth sailing (what trip ever is?) – I got lost several times (I’m directionally challenged LOL) but it only added to the adventure.  For an even more detailed list of my favorite California spots make sure to download Version 2 of my Travel App here!

 
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  • Fatima says:

    This is great! Thanks for sharing. When I went to Cali last summer I hit up Laguna Beach, and it was just breathtaking.

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    September 22, 2016 | Reply
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  • Tess Felber says:

    This trip looked amazing! A California road trip has been on my bucket list for so long, I’m hoping to do it this year! Thanks for sharing <3
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    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Seems like a great trip to enjoy, relax, reflect on things in life. Sometimes we all need a moment of time to our own to discover that we are actually so small and just a tiny dot to the massive world out there! :)

    Great locations of California! :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • Natali says:

    Venice Beach and Santa Monica are def. a “must” visit!

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    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • Diana says:

    This is such a great post! I’m thinking of traveling to SoCal soon so will be looking back at this post – thanks! :)

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    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • sasa says:

    Awesome:P

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    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • Ev says:

    Great post! Thanks dear :)

    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • Masha says:

    I loved this post! Beautiful pictures and insight that has definitely given me a lot of interest in traveling to Cali!

    September 22, 2016 | Reply
  • Phyllis Hench says:

    What beautiful pictures they are.So great.
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    September 23, 2016 | Reply
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  • Evangeline says:

    What a wonderful selection!Absolutely love these pics!
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