Posts tagged California
Tapping Into a Road Trip Tradition at Santa Barbara Autocamp

Some 90 years ago, weary travelers driving the California coast started camping in a Sycamore grove in Santa Barbara. The spot, not far from the ocean and downtown Santa Barbara, was the perfect place to rest for the night. It was next to a river, had shade and is close to Highway 1. 

Road tripping is a quintessential American tradition, and there’s no better and more iconic route than California’s Highway 1. It snakes along the coast offering dramatic views of the ocean and mountains. It has cities and it has redwoods. It’s incredible. 

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A Closer Look: The Madonna Inn Bar

The fantastical Madonna Inn is like a 10-year-old girl’s dream come true. Paddocks dotted with horses surround the place. Cookies are served upon arrival. And of course, there’s the unending theme of pink.

Pink booths. Pink walls. Pink bathrobes. Pretty much everything pink.  

But the San Luis Obispo California hotel, built in the 50’s, is also the site of much craftsmanship and entrepreneurial work that can get lost in the sea of fuchsia

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