TWT Travel Binder: California

I live in California and love it dearly.  

I’m based in Los Angeles, but gravitate repeatedly to the gorgeous center of the state. 

California is almost a country unto itself, and full of adventures.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to California.

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A Santa Barbara “ReTweet”…I Mean, Retreat

Three nights of gorgeous sleep later, we’re just back from a long weekend in Santa Barbara…having entirely unplugged for the sake of our marriage.

After two weeks of working like dogs and communicating mostly by IM, we fled to the refuge of a new summer ’09 deal called Retweet with Broughton Hospitality, choosing their cozy Inn of the Spanish Garden property as our home base.  

Broughton apparently has hotels in Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Solvang, San Simeon, and Chicago, too, but we had Santa Barbara’s cool breezes and lush flowers on our minds. [Read more…]

Lean Times for Luxury?

Last weekend, Adam surprised me with a weekend at the immaculate Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California, just minutes north of Santa Barbara.  What surprised us both was how empty it was…surely a sign of the recession/coming apocalypse. [Read more…]

Central California: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is the perfect place to spend a plain old weekend away from Los Angeles.  Except for the plain part.

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