Road Trip to Paso Robles

Paso Robles Road Sign

My favorite road trip escape is the rolling wine country of Paso Robles, California

I call it “my happy place.” 

This sleepy, more-Western-than-thou landscape is set halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and makes a great getaway on its own or as part of a journey around the state’s Central Coast. 

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Tryptophan, Thanks and Travel


Boardwalk at Moonstone Beach, Cambria, Californa

In the last few weeks, I haven’t been doing a whole lot of writing here.

Instead, I’ve been writing a novel.

Y’know, like one does.

But for the Thanksgiving holiday I’ll be traveling again: Adam and I are heading up to Central California to go cove exploring, wine tasting and beachcombing in Morro Bay, Paso Robles and Cambria.

Y’know, like two do.

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Weird House of Cambria: Nitt Witt Ridge

Some of you may remember that Adam and I love ourselves a weird house.  Well, Cambria, on the Central California Coast, has one of the weirdest we’ve ever seen.

It’s called Nitt Witt Ridge…and it just might inspire you not to throw your trash away.

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A Dog-Friendly Stay by the Cambria Shore

We just returned from a short but restful weekend away with Adam’s mom and stepdad, our beloved dog Toby in tow.

We made our home at the very dog-friendly Cambria Shores Inn on Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California, perched beside a meandering boardwalk and the roiling Pacific. We got great suggestions for outdoor dining, ran pell-mell on a wide swath of blustery beach, and reconnected with our itinerant loved ones.  

Added bonus to this weekend? No need for yet another dog sitter.  

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Off to the Central Coast…and more

Well, hi there, folks — happy almost-weekend to you!

I’m hard at work preparing lots of new material for the launch of the TWT re-design, coming soon.  It’s been a summer-long project so far, and will prove, I hope, an even more helpful, inspirational resource.

Just now, I could be working 24 hours a day (in blogging, there’s always something you’re neglecting by doing, well, anything else), but there’s traveling yet to do.

We’re off at dawn tomorrow for our favorite spot on the Central California coast, Cambria, with a side trip to Paso Robles, our favorite wine country in the state.  Toby the Wonder Corgi will be joining us, and we’re meeting up with Adam’s mom and stepdad to stay at the dog-friendly Cambria Shores Inn on Moonstone Beach. [Read more…]