There is never a dull moment in Sin City. I am not a big gambler, but that doesn’t mean I can’t play with the best of them! I wouldn’t say I won big, but I sure tried to look the part!
There are places that are so picturesque that you can not take a bad photo. Then there is Big Sur. The ‘sur’real land along the central California coast stretches 90 miles long. You hear stories about the beauty of big sur. But this is not a land that can be told by stories. This is a land you need to fully soak in and one that needs to be explored. Big Sur is an actual slice of heaven.
You have no choice but drive on highway 1 along the coast. The roads are very windy and seem to go on forever, but that all just fades away. You get lost in the dramatic cliffs and crystal blue waters, forgetting that you are still in California. It is the most exotic place I have been, while still on US soil.
Big Sur truly has it all. There are tons of great hikes. The camping is some of the best in the world. You can even rent a lavish cabin on the cliffs. It even brings something for the top foodies. You have to check out Big Sur Bakery and also Napenthe. Napenthe has the food and the view. The bakery has everything one could ask for: great food, and a beautiful rustic atmosphere.
In my book Big Sur is a top wonder of the world. If you have not yet experienced the wonder, you are missing out on a magical and mythical place. Trust me…Big Sur will blow your mind.
Accommodation Tips: Unless you plan and book way in advance, It is hard to get a room in Big Sur. Camping is always an option, but the camping grounds book up as well. Or you can do what I did and stay in Monterey. The city is not a far drive from the top
of Big Sur. It is also a cute city to explore. Carmel is also an option. Both are usually on the more affordable side. If you are determined to stay inside of Big Sur just make sure to plan many months in advance.
I am a southern girl by way of NYC who now resides in Venice Beach, CA. I live for adventure, I thrive off of new places, and meeting new people. Adventure lives in all of us. It may show itself in different ways. I understand travel is not for everyone and that it is not as simple as I make it. My hope is that you open your hearts, come along on my adventure, and maybe I can give you the desire to get out there for yourself. I want to make people realize that travel and adventure is all around us. Whether it is exploring your own city just a few miles away or taking a long plane ride to lands unknown. My intention for writing is just to open your eyes and allow the travel and adventure to happen.