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Enjoy A Stay In San Diego

April 17, 2019 TravelAtWill 0

Starting Our California Visit In San Diego We were happy we left the snow behind on our 3 week road trip along the California coast. A stay in San Diego was the perfect way to start our trip. This was not our first visit to San Diego, so we planned […]

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Plan The Perfect West Coast Itinerary

May 13, 2018 TravelAtWill 20

Choosing Your West Coast Itinerary There is so much to see on the West coast of North America. Planning your exact West Coast itinerary will depend on the answers to the following questions: How long will your trip be? Where do you want to start the trip? How are you […]

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Travelling the PCH (Pacific Coast Hwy)

August 17, 2014 TravelAtWill 2

Travelling The PCH To See The West Coast For 4 Weeks It was a great trip 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. We left from […]

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San Diego Rest Stop

August 10, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading South To Our 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.  We were soon on Hwy 1 heading south. There was no way we would miss repeating another part of […]

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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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Santa Barbara Surprise In The Dog Days of Summer

July 27, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Leaving Carmel It was time to head south again.  Our next stop was planned, but we did not know we would get a Santa Barbara surprise.   Had we known how much we would  like Santa Barbara, we would have booked a longer stay. Getting ready to leave Carmel took […]

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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 […]