Category: Central Coast of California

Valley View Preserve Loop Hike in Ojai

Valley View Preserve in Ojai

On this gorgeous morning back in January, we took a day trip to Ojai, CA. Ojai is about 1.5 hours northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. Located in Ojai Valley, this area is too hot for hiking for us during summer months. However, this hike makes a great hiking option this time

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Jacks Peak to Rhus Trail Loop

Adventure Dog Photography

A trip isn’t complete without exploring a trail or two for outdoor-loving girls like us. Considering how extremely dog-friendly Carmel was, I found it hard to believe that it was difficult to find a dog-friendly trail nearby. I managed to find one in Jacks Peak County Park in Monterey, CA, so off we went. I

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, Dog Lovers Dream Town

We had an opportunity to visit the coastal cities in Monterey County back in April. We’ve never been up there, so I was excited. I was especially excited about visiting Carmel-by-the-Sea (a.k.a Carmel). The town is known for being dog-friendly. Carmel-by-the-Sea is located on the Pacific coast, about 330 miles (530 km) north of Los Angeles and 120

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Girls Weekend in Santa Barbara

Last spring, my sister and I drove up to one of our favorite places. Santa Barbara. When we take a trip together, wine tasting and hiking are almost always on our list and this weekend wasn’t any different. 🙂 Dog-friendly Hotel: We checked in to Santa Ynez Valley Marriot in Buellton. They had a small

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Ontario Ridge To Shell Beach Bluff Loop

This may be the best coastal hike we’ve done so far! This hike is in Pismo Beach, CA. You can do this loop either clockwise or counterclockwise. We happened to do it counterclockwise and in the end we were glad we chose to do it this way. If you are like me and have acrophobia,

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Road Trip Day 2: Pet-friendly SLO

This is a sequel to my previous entry Road Trip – Spring Edition.  Next Stop: Lunch at Santa Barbara 5 things you should know before going to a restaurant with your pup if you desire an enjoyable dining experience: Check on Yelp (or other website you rely on) ahead to make sure the restaurant outdoor patio is

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Wildwood Park

A couple of weeks ago, I packed my bags for a long weekend at Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County. I was happy that my sister could join us. 1st Day – Wildwood Park in Thousand Oaks I’ve been wanting to go back here and explore more. It was Hazel’s first time so I was excited

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