Navigating Pismo Sand Dunes

Normally, towering sand dunes and never ending landscapes such as this one only appear in Africa. But for those who visit Pismo Beach, the Pismo Dunes Recreational Area lets people explore the region to the greatest extent. Pismo Dunes are a giant area filled with sand dunes, constantly moving and changing shape. Being at Pismo Sands RV Park, probably the best one for kids in the area, we had a little walk to Pacific Dunes Ranch and RV Resort. There, you had to hike over what was seemingly nothing but brush and sand underneath. There is a light trail there….

ATV’s on Pismo Dunes

Avila Beach is a spectacular road trip stop. Several years ago, on a road trip down to San Diego, we stopped there to witness two Humpback Whales in the bay. Unfortunately, this time we were not given that honor. But the waterfront was a cool morning stop before heading back down to Pismo Beach. Pismo Beach, more specifically Pismo Dunes State Vehicular Area, is a metropolis when it comes to ATV, or All Terrain Vehicles. With more than 40 services providing quad bikes and such operating out of Pismo area, it was a hard choice, but we ended up going…

The Beach at Pismo Beach

After several hours of driving yesterday, we arrived in Pismo Beach, near San Luis Obispo. Although not having enough time to really do anything in the area, I managed to walk down to the beach right to get some photos right before it turned night, and right after. These pipers, similar to the Disney short clip, run back and forth from the shore, digging into the ground to get meat from small shellfish, and then running away from the waves to hide on the dry sand. The beach here is great, and although the water is a little cold in…

Top Napa Valley Destinations

Napa Valley has a wide variety of beautiful vineyards, quiet roads and bright hues in the landscape. We decided to try and tour some of it, enjoying the views, and my parents the wine, of this great Californian region. Downtown Napa is the capital of the Napa Valley. Although in my opinion it is a boring city, one of the top things to do in the entire valley is the Wine Train, a great tour taking you through Napa Valley all the way north to Calistoga where you get out to go to a winery. It is a great way…

Air-streaming in California

Off to a good start, my road trip down the I-5 continued with an 8 hour drive from Oregon to Calistoga in Napa Valley. The scenery in Northern and Central California was great, like at this truck stop near Shasta. Heading South, something you cannot miss is Mt. Shasta, one of the tallest mountains in the Western USA. It has several great vista points off of the side of the road. Napa Valley is a great destination, and our first one. Deciding where to stay in Napa Valley is sometimes difficult as there are several cool towns with different things…