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Ryan Hemphill: Monterey, CA

Monterey, CA

Fans of John Steinbeck will recognize Monterey, California as the backdrop for many of his novels. Before the Mexican-American War, Monterey was the capital of Alta California. After California joined the United States, though, most of the area’s population moved north in search of gold. In time the city witnessed its population recover, and today […]

Ryan Hemphill: Big Sur Driving

Top Tips for Driving Big Sur

Driving from San Francisco to Big Sur along Highway 1 is one of the most unforgettable experiences you can have as a traveler. Many travelers consider it as one of the best road trips in the world. The highway is designated as an All-American Road which means it meets at least two of the six […]

Ryan Hemphill: Top Activities in Big Sur

Top Things To Do In Big Sur

Big Sur is a nature lover’s paradise. Located on the Pacific strip of California, Big Sur is known for its amazing state parks, beaches, and outdoor activities. This natural strip along the coast is a must visit. Be sure to plan ahead and spend a few days in Big Sur for a relaxing getaway in […]

Ryan Hemphill: Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA

Half Moon Bay, California is located less than an hour’s drive away from San Francisco. It’s the perfect spot for a weekend trip away from Frisco. The only way to get into town is via a two-lane country road that takes you through the surrounding rolling hills. Throughout the area, you’ll find farms, ranches, and […]

Your Guide To Visiting San Francisco

Your Guide To Visiting San Francisco

The city by the bay is one of America’s most beautiful destinations. It’s well known for its foggy weather, steep hills, and red cable cars. It’s also known for the numerous tech companies, like Uber and Twitter, that call it home. This post looks at some of the best that San Francisco has to offer. […]

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