Purple Sand on Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Beach

Pfeifer Beach Purple Sand

Few travelers find Pfeiffer Beach, but it is well known and loved by the locals. The farther north you walk, the more colorful the beach becomes. Read on…

Travel Photo: Glamping on the Edge of Eternity

Yurt Treebones Resort Big Sur

A Big Sur cliff-side yurt overlooking the Pacific with waves crashing, and California sea lions barking below. Read more…

We Spend a Night in a Yurt at Treebones Resort in Big Sur, California

Treebones Resort ~ Big Sur, California – What the heck is a yurt? Well, the original yurt was a portable circular tent-like structure that was built around a wooden lattice-frame and provided shelter for nomadic peoples of Central Asia. In this case, our Treebones Resort yurt maintained the same wooden lattice-frame but was wrapped with […]

Photographs: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, California

View Larger Map Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park ~ Big Sur, California – The Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, along Big Sur’s California coastline, provides an easy, short hike to stunningly beautiful panoramas, rocky cliffs, and even the McWay Falls cascading 80 feet to the beach below. The park is named after Julia Pfeiffer Burns, […]

Photographs: Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California

View Larger Map Pfeiffer Beach ~ Big Sur, California – Pfeiffer Beach is easily one of the finest and most easily accessible beaches in all of Big Sur.  However, because there is poor signage, many people unknowingly drive right by. Pfeiffer Beach is an excellent place to watch the sunset, stroll along white sandy beaches […]

We Visit Ventana Inn and Spa in Big Sur, California

Ventana Inn & Spa ~ Big Sur, California – The Ventana Inn & Spa is situated on 243 acres, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on California’s Central Coast and is renowned for its tranquil setting, rustic sophistication and romantic allure. The land was originally owned by the Post family, which built a home that […]

Photographs: Driving Through Big Sur on California’s Highway 1

One of the highlights of our 10-Day California Central Coast Road Trip was driving the 90-mile stretch of Highway 1 through Big Sur. When we first arrived to make the trip from south to north, the area was completely socked in with rain and fog. Here is one of my photographs that captures some of […]

Video: The Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery

It is now day #5 of our 10-Day California Central Coast Road Trip. We greatly enjoyed our three nights at Santa Barbara’s San Ysidro Ranch and we are now headed north up the California Central Coast, through Big Sur, until we reach Carmel Valley and the Bernardus Lodge and Winery where we will spend the […]

Photo Journal ~ A Relaxing Day at Big Sur’s Ventana Inn and Spa

Ventana Inn and Spa – We were both looking forward to this day at the Ventana Inn and Spa. We finished our video shoot after breakfast and looked forward to a day of luxuriating in this fabulous place. The first stop was to enjoy the resort’s Japanese hot baths. We spent several hours alternating between […]

Photo Journal ~ A Day at Big Sur’s Ventana Inn & Spa

Ventana Inn and Spa – I tend to produce short photo journals during our travels.  I have found that if I attempt to take the 6-8 hours that it takes to produce some of our video posts, I would never get to experience the wonderful places we visit. Therefore, when we get back home, I […]