Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco is filled with wildlife watching experiences, so it seemed natural to sign up for a whale-watching tour to see some of nature’s largest mammals further off the coast of California. Little did we expect to have to hold on for dear life out on the open sea, and one of us spending more time clenching on at the back of the boat feeding her breakfast to the birds.
Santa Barbara was a highlight on the globetrottergirls road trip through California.
The fact that the locals don’t use the cable cars is most likely due to the limited network. Only three routes are still in operation, rendering the cable cars experience a tourist experience rather than practical commuter transport.
San Francisco was one of our favourite cities during the American leg of our travels. The city is filled with life; it could take a lifetime to discover all of its secrets. It could also take a big budget if you’re not careful. However, with a bit of planning, exploring the streets of San Fran doesn’t need to eat through your budget. Here are the Globetrottergirls’ tips on getting the most out of San Francisco on a shoestring budget.
Along the Border: San Diego, California to Tucson, Arizona
I nearly didn’t make it to the U.S., but when I finally arrived in Los Angeles, spectacular sunsets, long runs by the ocean, stunning street art and terrific food were waiting for me!
My highlight of the week was the hike up to the Hollywood Sign, which I’d been wanting to do for a while. With blue skies and a gorgeous sunset, I couldn’t have chosen a better day!