We're very fortunate in that our lifestyle makes some allowances for travel far & wide. Whereas we used to spend a lot of time taking weekend vacations across Northern and Southern California, we've curtailed the 3-day weekends a bit in favor of longer, weeklong vacations in places like Paris, Hawaii and the Dominican. That doesn't mean we don't want to travel locally - and as airfare prices continue to skyrocket might mean that we HAVE to travel locally - rather, we just haven't done a lot of it recently.
Which is a shame too since there are so many wonderful locations up and down the Pacific Coast to visit - from British Columbia to the Northern tip of Baja Mexico there is seemingly a trip for everyone. And I've been reading more and more about them thinking, "add this one to the list."
Here's the thing - I had almost given up on Sunset Magazine. I felt like they were trying too hard to be hip and modern and had moved away from the great tips on home life & travel and instead focused more and more on the super expensive yard renovations and hipster, midcentury modern home remodels and incredibly outrageous and so not-for-the-masses Idea Houses that they'd somewhat lost me. I hadn't devoured an entire issue in one sitting in quite some time. Until July's issue.
It's jam-packed with great tips for things to do this summer - and best of all - great places to go. I don't know that we'll have the time, but if we did, I can definitely tell you I'd be up for a (car) camping trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park.