San Francisco – Day One

we arrived to spend a whirlwind 2 days exploring the city. This was nowhere near enough time to get to grips with everything the city has to offer. None the less, it was certainly enough time to fall in love with San-Fran.

Whale Watching in Monterey

Our destination was Monterey. A traditional fishing town, which offered us a taste of small town America. Walking along the towns pristinely clean streets, it’s independent grocery store and chain free restaurants made me feel like I was featuring in an episode of Gilmore Girls.

Cambria and its Exquisite Coast

Cambria, California was the next stop on our American Road Trip.

We opted to stay in the adequately named ‘fog catcher inn’. which, with its rustic charm and amazing sea views instantly made us feel welcome.

When I woke in the morning, after a very comfortable nights sleep, the relevance of the Inn’s name became clear. The morning’s fog was rolling off the sea, creating a ghostly but dazzling view.

Cambria’s equally as adequately named ‘moonstone beach’ was steps away from the inn. Its rocky and almost rugged outcrop seemed alien following the expanse of golden sand beaches in Los Angeles.

Visiting the famous Santa Monica Pier

we took a brief detour to the famous Santa Monica Pier

Universal Studios Hollywood (Studio Tour)

Being a huge fan of film and TV, a Universal Studio tour was on top of my to do list.

Universal Studios Hollywood (The Park)

Universal Studios, Hollywood was our destination of choice for our third and final day in LA

Beverly Hills 90210 – 'Tour of the Stars'

Day 2 in California commenced with a ‘Tour of the Stars Homes’

Hollywood Boulevard – Worth the Hype?

Hollywood was the first stop on our American adventure.