Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cambria & Hearst Castle Road Trip

If you're lucky enough to live in Southern California, the Pacific Coast Highway could be the greatest escape from your weekly routine and personal stressors. So pick up a buddy, roll down your windows, blast the music, and hit Highway 1 northbound.

This road trip will take a full day, so plan on leaving early. 
Morro Bay
Say you start from the 101 North, which will lead you all the way to the beautiful San Louis Obispo/Morro Bay (photo above). Morro Bay is a quiet little beach town by San Louis Obispo. You'll find some local restaurants that are absolutely perfect for breakfast. But if you're planning on really seizing the day, we suggest you grab a quick bite, take some pictures by Morro Rock, then get back on PCH and keep on heading north.

While driving, make sure to absorb the amazing scenery of the Pacific ocean on your left and the rolling hills of San Louis Obispo county on your right. Oh and don't forget to stop at the Vista Points for some memories! In less than an hour, you will come across a small town called Cambria. It's a charming town that you do not want to miss, trust us!

 While in Cambria, make sure to visit Main Street and spend some    time in the antique stores, wine tasting rooms, old German church, local bookstore, and not to mention the various eateries. Explore and hurry off to San Simeon and the Hearst Castle. You can schedule your Castle Tours online on This architectural wonder sits on one of San Simeon's hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was built by media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Make sure that you start your tour with the National Geographic short film which they screen in their IMAX theatre. The tour should take 2-3 hours, and will take you through the Hearst estate and the heavenly Neptune Pool. 

Your day should be ending around sunset time and it's always a good idea to make time for a last stop on PCH for more photos. Your trip back South should be smooth and should only take 3-4 hours to hit L.A, which will get you home just on time for dinner :)
Below are some pictures of our trip:


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Welcome To Our Blog

Fine Tune Your Life...huh?

Everyone wants to live life lavishly whether they admit it or not. The tricky part is how to do it within your means.

This blog was inspired by various reasons; one being that we want to share our own tips on new experiences without breaking the piggy bank. We’ll cover a variety of interests such as entertainment, food & drink, travel, books, the arts, etc. The list will expand with time, we’re sure. We look forward to see where this blog will lead. And please, don’t be shy with suggestions or comments. You have our pledge to deliver our honest opinions and our promise to try and inspire your life.