Road Trip

1764 Miles of California by Nicole Hains

On an adventure of a lifetime this October I was lucky enough to tour California. Obviously we hired the tourist car of choice, a Ford Mustang convertible so we could tackle the Pacific Coast Highway with the roof down, the wind in our hair and the sunshine on our skin. The following 1764 miles went something like this....

First Stop LA

Downtown LA cityscape view photography
View of City Hall in downtown LA
LA American flag on our Road Trip
Walt Disney Concert hall photography in LA
Los Angeles County Art Museum photography LACMA
Art Deco Style Union Station
LACMA Lampost feature photography
Automotive documentry Photography

Next stop, Long Beach. Cue beautiful blue sky's, white sand and pure relaxation. 

Long beach photography
Long beach portrait photography

A little bit of beautiful Naples

Naples near Long beach, beautiful canals, America

Next stop cycling from Venice Beach to Santa Monica beach in search of that tender stem broccoli - the desperation for fruit and veg the rest of the trip had well and truly sunk in. Pretty sure we ate a couple of months worth of white carbs in our first week of the trip! 

Venice Beach city street art and photogrphy
Cyclists in Venice Beach golden hour photography
bike rental place in venice beach

This was one of the longest drives of our trip other than when we headed over to Yosemite because we ran behind on our itinerary and drove from Santa Monica to our amazing Airbnb which was in the countryside of Los Olivios near Solvang. Meaning we had to bypass places like Malibu rather quickly. A huge shame because I would of loved a beach day, but there is always next time. 

That late night drive! 

Santa Barbara sunsets. 

On the ranch in Los Olives - this is the best Airbnb that I have ever stayed in! Will do a separate post on it I think and link you up. 

The most wonderful sunset in the world at Pismo Beach was next on the Pacific Coast Highway. 360 pink sky gorgeousness!!

Pismo beach beautiful pink sunset
Pink waters at Pismo beach

Onwards to Morro Bay and quick fix of guacamole and taffy whilst observing Morro Rock. Next time we will schedule a kayak for sure! 

Onwards to observe the elephant seals and zebras that San Simeon had to offfer. This also was where we got to view Mr. Hearst's magnificent Castle. 

Big Sur in all its beauty. 

Carmel & Monteray

Yosemite was by far the fav of the trip and to be there in fall was absolutely stunning! I can not wait to conquer half dome one day. 

San Fransisco treated us to sunshine for a few days before reminding us as we left that its famous for fog.


Goodbye San Fransisco and Hello mist!