Summer in California Travel Wishlist

Hidden Beach in Mendocino County, California

Although we started out with a pretty hefty travel wishlist this year, it looks as though we will be staying more local this Summer. We had big plans to try to go do a roadtrip in Norway, but sometimes plans don’t always line up and we have to adjust our sails. Luckily we live in a place that is already full of it’s own diverse beauty, California! Though it’s fairly large, most places are driveable or a short flight away. Much like last years SF Bay Area bucketlist, today I’m sharing some of my favorite and kind-of local dream destinations from my California travel wishlist.

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The Doors You Don’t See

That Pink Door - A Non-Colorful Palm Springs Door Tour

During my last trip to Palm Springs, my friend Sally and I were determined to go on our own Palm Springs door tour. Obviously I’m referring to “That Pink Door”, and all of the other brightly colored doors belonging to the mid-century modern houses. While Sally was after something more bright, I was a lot more appreciative of the doors that weren’t brightly colored. I loved all of the doors that added a certain charm without taking away from the beautiful architecture. Today I’m simply sharing some of my favorites.

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How to Not Look Like A Tourist in San Francisco

California's Highway 1 Road Trip Travel Guide

Often when I travel, I try to avoid the typical tourist look. Not only does it help me to enjoy the city more as a local when I travel, but it helps to keep those who may prey on tourists away as well. I find that usually when I visit the more popular places in San Francisco there are some definite things that make people stick out as a tourist. I’ve consulted with a bunch of my local friends about how to blend in, and today I’m sharing a few of those tips with you.

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