Explore the Desert

Jump in a rented convertible and hit the road in search of fun and adventure in the Mojave Desert.

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Fall for Yosemite

Fall is the perfect time to visit Yosemite National Park, with fewer crowds and a host of fun activities.

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California Missions

Take a tour of all 21 California Missions along El Camino Real.

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Disneyland

Tips on where to eat, what to see and where to sleep at the Disneyland Resort.

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Lava Country

Explore the beauty of California’s far north, from Burney Falls to Lassen Volcanic National Park.

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Beautiful Beaches

Grab your straw tote, bikini and suntan lotion. It’s beach time in Southern California!

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Recent California Travel Videos

A Weekend in Cambria

Tucked along scenic Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Simeon, Cambria is one of California’s best Central Coast hideaways, home to lush Monterey Pine forests and breathtaking beaches. The area makes a great home base for touring California’s central... read more

Central Coast Horseback Rides

My kids have been begging for years to go horseback riding, so it was pretty cool when we discovered Outback Trail Rides during our recent weekend in Cambria. Located off Highway 1 on the historic Fiscalini Ranch, Outback Trail Rides has three different Central Coast... read more

Elephant Seals at Hearst Castle

It’s not often you get to see elephant seals in person. So during our recent visit to Cambria, we headed roughly 9 miles up the coast to check out the elephant seal rookery near Hearst Castle. Located on a convenient vista turnout right off Highway 1, the... read more

Recent Articles

Santa Anita Park

Set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel mountains, the legendary Santa Anita Park (an Art Deco icon designed by Gordon Kaufman) has hosted celebrities and racing fans since 1934. Though racing is the main draw, the track also hosts Family Fun Days in the infield.... read more

Roy’s San Diego

Ranked high among my favorite chains, Roy’s San Diego is a hipper, urban take on chef Roy Yamaguchi’s flagship restaurant. Grab a table on the outdoor patio, where you can gaze out on million-dollar yachts and sailboats docked in San Diego harbor. The... read more

Bear Flag Fish Company

California’s best restaurants aren’t necessarily the most expensive, and one of my favorites is Bear Flag Fish Company in Newport Beach. Bear Flag sits in an unassuming building off the main drag. The inside is simply decorated, with a few small tables,... read more

Crazy Coyote Tacos

My friend Dolores has been raving about Crazy Coyote Tacos for years, and I finally had the chance to try it out myself! Located on the border of Cabazon and Banning, just outside the Morongo Indian Reservation, Crazy Coyote is nothing but a little shack. But if you... read more

California Camping

Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach

Doheny State Beach, located in Dana Point, has some of the nicest oceanfront camping in Orange County — with some sites just steps from the water. While you’re here, take a stroll to the marina, where you can rent a kayak or paddle board, go on a whale watching... read more

Recent Product Reviews

Kate Spade Agenda Review (2015)

I can’t believe school is starting back up on Thursday! Only a few precious days left of summer, and I’m so depressed. For those of you who don’t know me personally, I work as a substitute teacher for my day job and I have two girls — one... read more

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Review

Step aside Beats by Dre! Inspired in Italy and styled in Hollywood, the V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones are hands down the most stylish and capable headphones you’ll find on the market. Their sound handily beats all other headphones we’ve tested,... read more

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Hi, I’m Veronica Hill, host of YouTube’s “California Travel Tips” series. I’ve been making travel videos since 2007 and I hope they come in handy for you. Thanks for watching!

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