Category: Central Coast of California

Secret Passage to Coba Arch

Adventure Dog

This was our first hike of the year on Xena’s birthday. Another name for this hike is Secret Passage to Simi Peak. I had to take a photo of her morning face to share. She’s never been a morning dog. When I used to be motivated for super early hikes, I had to carry her

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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. 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

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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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China Flat in Oak Park

It was Mother’s Day. I assumed most of the people would be busy with Mother’s Day brunch that morning. Great time for us to be on the trail! There are two trailheads. We began the hike from Lindero Canyon Rd. The trailhead was easy to spot and there was plenty of street parking available. It

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