A couple of months ago, AR and I were having cocktails at the bar down the street and we started talking about dream vacations. Iceland, Paris, and Africa all came up.
On both of our lists? A road trip on the pacific coast highway.
Over the next couple weeks, we kept on talking about how much fun the road trip would be. Finally, we decided to look at tickets to California. After finding some great deals around Labor Day, we booked a flight into Los Angeles, and out of San Fransisco, with plans to stop along the way.
Since then, we have read a million articles on must-see Highway 1 destinations. We rented a car, found several hotels and AirBNBs in between, and I headed to another photography class to work on my landscape photos. California road trip, here we come!
Our plan is to start in LA, and drive along Highway 1, stopping at Big Sur, Carmel, and finally, San Fransisco. We are packing comfy clothes and hiking shoes, with plans to see over 5 national parks while on the road. I’m looking forward to seeing the red wood trees at Mur Woods National Park, sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge, and exploring Big Sur.
If you have any road trip tips or California destinations, let me know!
I’ll be sharing my packing list and must-see spots as I go – feel free to follow along on Instagram! (username: Hannah.R.Roberts)
beautiful california map via