February, 2017
Highway 1 Road Trip

Highway 1 Road Trip

Highway 1 Road Closure: A major attraction to California, the Highway 1 coastal route offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the remarkable coast communities along the way.  But, sometimes the iconic road trip you planned takes a different route. Our recent adverse weather conditions have created some major issues that will not be resolved for some time.  The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in the Big Sur area will have to be removed and replaced and there is no definite date on when that will happen, so at this time, there is no way to traverse Highway 1 between Carmel […]
January, 2017
coastline with wildflowers at dusk

Preserving the Fiscalini Ranch

A major attraction to Cambria, the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and 436 acres of trails for explorations and enjoyment.  The trails are marked and are accessible for all skill levels.  The ranch is open to the public from sunrise to sunset with clearly marked trails.  There are guided docent walks that spotlight the various flora and fauna along the ranch, the biodiversity within this property houses many interesting species. History of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve: What we know now as the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve was first inhabited by native Salinan and Chumash tribes, possibly […]
December, 2016

Central Coast Marine Mammals

A major attraction to the central coast lies just offshore in the Pacific Ocean. Spotting whales and dolphins requires patience or a stroke of luck, but it is always a thrilling sight and one you won’t forget!  Whales, dolphins, and porpoises live their lives completely at sea.   They breathe air, are warm-blooded, and give birth to live young. They have flippers and powerful flukes that propel them through the water and have lost their fur coats, replace by a layer of blubber to maintain body temperature. Marine Mammals ▪          Whales, dolphins and porpoises (Cetaceans) ▪          Harbor seals and elephant seals […]
November, 2016
Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle – Behind the Scenes!

One of the major attractions to the Central Coast is Hearst Castle.  The legendary publisher, William Randolph Hearst, placed his castle in one of the most breathtaking spots along the California coast with unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and a collection of art that rivals the best European museums.  Hearst Castle and the 282,000 acre property it sits on was bequeathed to the State of California in 1941.  It is a must-see for any first-time visitor to our area and a favorite of many.  Each tour explores a different section of the castle with colorful stories shared by the […]