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Celebrate Thanksgiving at El Capitan Canyon

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Big Sur, Holiday, Thanksgiving, Travel | 0 comments

  El Capitan Canyon is one of our favorite family travel destinations for creating special family memories while “glamping.” This Thanksgiving, they are hosting a special dinner on November 27th. El Capitan Canyon surrounds guests in a beautiful natural setting, alongside a creek nestled among 300 acres of undeveloped foothills. El Capitan Canyon offers a family style banquet dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday where guests can escape the chores of the kitchen and take an easy drive into the woods to a place where they can truly unwind and spend some time enjoying the company of close family and friends. The Canyon offers a delicious selection of all the Thanksgiving classics while guests can sit back and relax under the fall leaves of sycamore and oak trees rustling overhead. Guests may choose to stay in one of the furnished...

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Pfeiffer Beach aka Purple Sand Beach in Big Sur

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Big Sur, Travel | 0 comments

  It’s Travel Tuesday, and today we are featuring Pfeiffer Beach aka. Purple Sand Beach in Big Sur. During the holidays, we went on a road trip up the Central Coast. We did not plan any of our stops and just winged it – that’s how we roll. We love exploring with our children, and when a park ranger told us about a purple sand beach, we could not stop until we found it! If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time, you will know how much my family loves going to the beach. The thought of seeing a purple sand beach sounded surreal to our family. While driving along the twisty road, and after many stops, we thought we had missed the beach. There was no wifi, and we were traveling without a map. We...

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McWay Waterfall Trail in Big Sur

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Big Sur, Featured, Travel | 0 comments

  Last weekend, we took our time driving up the coast to Santa Cruz. While, on our road trip, we ended up making multiple stops throughout Big Sur. We were overwhelmed with the beauty of the area, and all the lush hiking trails around every corner. When we discovered how beautiful the area was, we google mapped some places to stop, and the McWay Waterfall Trail was one of our favorite stops in the area. The trail is easy to find because there will be hundreds of cars parked along the side of highway 1. When you first enter the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, your will see a giant cobblestone sign, and this is where you will want to park. You can pay a fee to park in the State Park parking lot, but we had not trouble...

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