For our first wedding anniversary, Jesse and I headed up to Cambria, CA – a small town along the coast en route to Big Sur. I’d never been – maybe just drove through many many years ago before I had any real grasp on California geography.
Most people know of Cambria as a place to stay while visiting Hearst Castle. It’s true, it is! But Cambria itself is a quaint little town with the most dreamy California shoreline ripe for those quintessential “romantic walks along the beach”.
It’s that time of year again where the internet explodes with reflections, resolutions, and promises to turn into a new person! I’m totally guilty of all of that.
In recent years, I’ve found that beginning the year with target hikes / travels / adventures helps me to actually do those things so I can keep an eye out for flight deals, permit lotteries, or even gear sales. Then, I can begin with itinerary planning and prepping – sometimes that involves starting a workout regimen and sometimes that involves pinning everything I see on Pinterest.
There are so many things I want to do and see, it’s genuinely difficult to choose just 3. But these 3 have been at the forefront of my mind for the past two years. Without further ado…
I’m not completely in-the-know with how the weather has been across the globe, but one thing’s for sure: we had one heck of a winter on the western side of the United States last year. I mean, it snowed in Los Angeles.
We tried something a little different this year and decided to take on snowshoeing. Most people forego the shoes and try to get by with bare boots or micro-spikes out of convenience, but I have to say that those folks are seriously missing out.
We went into planning the trip with an idealistic mindset: we would do all these wonderful hikes, visit alpine lakes, maybe even do some backpacking.