Travelling the PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy)

August 17, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

Travelling The PCH To See The West Coast For 4 Weeks Travelling the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) for 4 weeks down the west coast we covered an amazing: 2200+ miles, 2 train trips, 3 airplane trips, 2 countries, 3 states and 13 hotels. Leaving from our home town in Toronto (Canada), […]

San Diego Rest Stop

August 10, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading South To The Paradise Point Resort At San Diego Rest Stop Getting off the ferry from Catalina Island in Newport Beach at dinner time, we hopped the little 3 car ferry to Balboa Island and were soon on Hwy 1 heading south. We couldn’t miss repeating another part of our […]

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Catalina Island Escape

August 6, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Taking the Ferry from Newport Beach For A Catalina Island Escape A key stop for our 4 week west coast trip was to be a trip to Catalina Island.  We were taking the ferry to our Catalina Island escape and being the anal planners that we are, we spent some time checking […]

Find The Beaches at Newport Beach

August 4, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Ocean Stop for the Beaches at Newport Beach For the next stop on our 4 week West Coast trip, we took the longest route possible to travel the hour trip from Santa Monica to Newport Beach, continually leaving the main route to follow the water. We stopped at the Marine Street […]

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Santa Monica Outside LA

July 30, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

Santa Monica Outside LA But Close Enough To Visit No trip down the west coast of the USA can be complete without seeing LA.  When we looked for LA hotels, we debated being in the heart of the city (Beverly Hills, Hollywood, downtown) or staying by the water. We didn’t […]

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Whale Tales

July 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Looking For Whale Tales in Oregon Coming down the Oregon coast at the start of our 4 week trip along the west coast, we were constantly on the lookout for whales.  It was whale season and we could not leave the west coast without whale tales! Waking up early on […]

Carmel and Monterey

July 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Carmel and Monterey Are Worth A Stop on the PCH We left San Francisco on Hwy 1 again headed for Carmel and Monterey.  This provided us yet more awesome vistas of California surf.  There were two decisions we had to make on our drive – would we drive through Monterey […]

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Jellies At the Monterey Bay Aquarium

July 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Our Favourite – The Jellies At the Monterey Bay Aquarium Travelling along the west coast for 4 weeks, we knew we would find aquariums of various sizes along the way.  We were told that the one we couldn’t miss was the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  We were generally interested in all […]

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San Francisco In The Fog

July 12, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Touring San Francisco In The Fog Leaving Napa late but in time to avoid any rush hour traffic going into San Fran, we chose the GPS path that would get us on the Golden Gate bridge.  We were not sure what to do about the signs as we approached that […]

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From The Northern California Coast to Napa

June 20, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Giant Redwood Trees All Along Northern California Coast to Napa We left Yachats on the Oregon coast, aiming for our overnight stop on the northern California coast.  Most queries about where to stop suggested that Eureka was the logical choice.  It was the biggest town we hit on the coast, with […]

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Start West Coast Trip On The Oregon Coast

June 14, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

What To Do For Two Days on the Oregon Coast We arrived on the Oregon Coast in Portland from Seattle by Amtrak at Union Station. It was easy to walk outside to the bus station and get on the light rail line (LRT) (with one line change) to the Portland Airport. We […]