Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Write to Travel Has Gone to California...

Having had enough of the quakes and shakes around my hometown, I’ve run away to California for a couple of weeks.

This spur of the moment vacation is, in part, the result of finding a cheap plane ticket (thanks Air New Zealand)and winning (in last year’s Passport with Purpose fundraising raffle) a 5 night stay at the Riviera Resort and Spa in Palm Springs.

I flew into LAX yesterday and spent the day lazing by the pool at the Marriott LAX to recover from jet lag caused by the long haul flight from New Zealand to the States.

Later today I’ll pick up a car and brave the Los Angeles freeways and head to the desert.

First stop is Temecula Valley to check out their wines and wineries.

From there, it’s a week in the desert, exploring Palm Springs and it’s surrounds, including Joshua Tree NP and maybe even the San Andreas fault.

Then it’s back to the coastline for a week in the Central Coast, staying in San Luis Obispo (America's happiest city) and Cambria,checking out yet again, the wines and wineries around the region.

From there, a one night stay in Santa Monica and then back home to Christchurch.

Sun, sand, and sea - what else could a person ask for.

Depending on internet access, I’ll be checking in every day, sharing a daily California snapshot. Why not come along for the ride…

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Nancy D. Brown said...

Hi Liz,

Welcome back to California.
This post on "Things to See and Do in Cambria" might be helpful to you.

Next Friday, I'll have a similar post on San Luis Obispo Insider Tips.

What a trip!


Debbie Dubrow said...

Have fun! Let us know when you have a post up about your PwP prize and we'll give you some love ;)

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