If you don’t do your research and show up in search of the solitary Monterey Cypress standing sentinel on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Pacific Ocean, what sticks with you after your visit may not be the warm memories of a leisurely drive along a spectacular stretch of coastal California. Instead, you may be left reeling from sticker shock.
Weekend Intelligence spotlights interesting, informative, inspiring, or infuriating reads from around the web. The theme this week: it’s a new year!. Resolve to travel solo in 2013.
Although I had only one big solo trip this year, what a trip it was! Driving from San Diego to Seattle with a side trip to Yosemite National Park. 2,099.8 miles from start to finish. Twenty-two days and nights on the road. Countless moments of wonder. This was my 2012 in travel.
Just wanted to take a moment to wish all of you an amazing holiday! Hope you’re spending the day with your family and friend and eating lots of good food. Merry Christmas! xoxo, Marsha
Hiking Half Dome isn’t for the faint of heart but it’s a trail you’ve got to try when visiting Yosemite National Park.
With the arrival of the holiday season comes my least favorite time of the year. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the holidays; it’s just that our culture of consumption kicks into overdrive mere moments after a holiday when we gather with friends and family to express gratitude for the things that matter most. Thanksgiving, meet Black Thursday.
Rocky cliffs with long, luscious views of the Pacific Ocean, magnificent mountains cloaked in fog and covered in evergreens, and nature in perfect harmony with itself. I sincerely can’t think of a more visually captivating place than this stunning stretch of the California coast between San Simeon and Carmel.