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California Alley Trip: Ten Must-See Places on Artery One

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Today’s column is sponsored by NatureBox, makers of adorable candy that are a alley tripper’s best friend.

Hi friends! We’re hooooome! Said with a continued Minnesota o.

This little column today is activity to accommodate a quick cruise epitomize of the California alley trip, candy by NatureBox, a giveaway for a year’s account of NatureBox snacks (omg get it), a smorgasbord of vacation pictures, and a account of ten must-see places abreast or on Artery One in California.

So with that intro, let me aloof say wow. I am so animated we did this trip! <– adumbration of my life. We spent the aftermost ten canicule demography in the absurd state that is California via an continued alley cruise on the acclaimed (and sometimes kinda scary) Artery One. It was a cool active cruise with lots of sightseeing and blog assignment in amid and bajillions of pictures. Like a brazier account kinda trip.

Woman standing on rocks near the ocean.

I included a added abundant beat with my ten must-see places on Artery One (cities to see, parks to visit, places to stop forth the way) at the end of the column in case you appear to acquisition this column while attractive to plan your own trip! Analysis it out by aloof scroooolling on bottomward to the end.

Days 1-3: We started our adventures in San Jose and Santa Cruz area I was abutting with some aliment blog accompany for a quick bank affair and Bjork was captivation things bottomward on the blog front from a bargain auberge room. Which was absolutely array of absolute for both of us.

Resort in California.

Days 4-7: We hit the alley and fabricated our way to Accordant Bracken area we begin an ambrosial little rental home and set up boutique for a few canicule exploring the cities and beaches and all kinds of walking trails of Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur.

A quick chat about Big Sur: active that bank from Accordant Bracken to Santa Barbara on Artery 1 was one of the best canicule of my life. –> Not abashed to use adventurous there. We saw ABSOLUTE WHALES in the AGRARIAN from the ancillary of the alley at a BREATHTAKING OVERLOOK. What?! Like, we actually pulled over and aloof saw whales from the ancillary of a cliff.

The actuality that this kind of awesomeness exists in absolute activity assault my mind.

Man standing on a cliff looking at the sunset.

Days 8-10: We begin warmer temps and sunshine when we got to the Los Angeles breadth (specifically, Continued Beach, and added specifically, Naples) to appointment a acquaintance from aerial academy who afresh became a Californian.

Two people sitting on rocks looking at the ocean.

Honestly, I don’t accept a lot of alarming restaurant recommendations to accord from this cruise because so many of our commons were either centralized (green smoothies, chips and salsa, and cheese and crackers) or bistro on the alley (hiiii NatureBox Peanut Adulate Nom Noms).

Small round snack.

But as a aftereffect of all that car snacking, I DO accept a account of bristles must-try snacks from NatureBox that we charge to allocution about.

If you’re not accustomed with the adorableness of NatureBox –> it’s a cable bite account that allows you to accept from 100 wholesome snacks based on your bistro preferences or bloom goals – no added sugar, vegan, non-GMO, etc – and again ships them appropriate to your door.

Before our trip, I aloof went online and best out the candy we capital to try, they showed up on our doorstep, and we arranged them up and took them to California.

On the road, our antipasto from NatureBox adored the snacking day. They provided us with an arrangement of wholesome, flavorful, agreeable AND candied snacks, and kept us fed and happy during the continued stretches of Artery 1 with no restaurants or shops in sight.

We had a accumulating of ten little 4-serving-ish sized accoutrements of candy for this cruise and we came aback with absolutely aught larboard – I able off the final crumbs of our aftermost bag of Sriracha Broiled Cashews on the aeroplane on our way home. We ♡ NatureBox snacks!

Hands holding snacks.

Our NatureBox Alley Cruise Favorites:

  1. Peanut Adulate Nom Noms (my fave)
  2. Sriracha Pop Ancestor (Bjork’s fave)
  3. Dutch Amber Sun Crunch
  4. Pistachio Ability Clusters
  5. Chocolate Quinoa Granola

If you’re absorbed in seeing what NatureBox is all about IN BEING (like, in absolute aliment form), you can assurance up for their free bite balloon here to accept a alternative of their best accepted snacks. This is accessible to readers in the US and Canada.

Here’s the giveaway:

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And now, assimilate my battery of pictures.

View from the airplane.
Dock to the ocean.
Man on the shore.
Man on the beach.
Ocean water view.
Tall trees.
Ocean view.
Sunset on the ocean.
Woman on the beach.
Two men on a bridge.
Woman wearing glasses holding a snack.
Seals on the shore.
California Road Trip Snacks.
Man standing next to a waterfall.
Woman's reflection.
Man and woman wearing sunglasses.
Men standing in ocean water.
Large restaurant.
Man and woman on the beach.
Large tree.
Three people smiling.
Table with plates of food.
Trees with a sunset in the background.
Woman doing a yoga pose in the sunset.
Three people's silhouettes.
Silhouette of a man jumping.
Man kissing a woman's cheek.
Man and woman smiling.
Men eating snacks.
View overlooking the city.
Sunken City.
Ostrich Farm Restaurant table with food.

For those who ability be planning a trip, here’s a added abundant beat with my TEN CHARGE SEE PLACES (the ones in bold) abreast or on Highway One:

  • Day 1: flew into San Jose
  • Day 2: Santa Cruz bank rental abode – VRBO #433060
  • Day 3: (another night on the bank in Santa Cruz)
  • Day 4: Pacific Bracken rental abode – VRBO #324713
  • Day 5: Day cruise to Carmel Beach and Point Lobos Accompaniment Park
  • Day 6: Day cruise to Asilomar Accompaniment Park, bike benumbed through Monterey, Monterey Aquarium
  • Day 7: Driving Highway One from Accordant Grove to Santa Barbara (one of the best canicule of my life): Garrapata Accompaniment Park, Big SurPfeiffer Accompaniment Beach, Pfeiffer Accompaniment Park, Nepenthe Restaurant, Elephant Allowance Anchor at Piedras Blancas, and endless breathtaking overlooks from the highway
  • Day 8: Continued Beach
  • Day 9: Los Angeles, Admirable Axial Market, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Griffith Anchor at Sunset
  • Day 10: flew home!

Thank you to NatureBox for allotment this column and giveaway! 

Let’s accumulate the Cali adulation going! Analysis out this post of my time in La Jolla.

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    Jennifer Petersen

    Lovely pictures! NatureBox sounds like my affectionate of cuisine. 🙂 I would like to try the Aphotic Amber Almonds and the Bifold Drupe Bake-apple Peels. Acknowledge you for the post!! I can’t delay to apprehend about your new fur-baby. 🙂

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    Caity S

    I’ve been absent to try NatureBox for a while now and aloof haven’t active up, but it would be absolute for all of the assignment biking that I do! The candied & acrid nut assortment looks delicious, but so do the pistachio ability clusters, cranberry almond bites, sticks & stones, and all the popcorn. So abounding adorable choices!!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Probiotic ability mix! It would be be so, so acceptable alloyed with yogurt, or oatmeal, or appealing abundant any way.

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    Those candy attending TASTY! Alley cruise at the end of April…..We will accept to banal up!

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    Sriracha cashews? YUM
    Also, this column makes me so beholden to alarm California home. It’s an amazing place!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Those peanut adulate nom noms, I accept to say… they attending amazing!! Consistently capital to try Naturebox 🙂 admirable pictures as well!!

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    I am so psyched to adulation in Arctic California and that I am off to vacation in Big Sur at Esalen Convention this Sunday!! Aboriginal vacation after the kids ever!

    Also, Santa Clara is not on the coast, so area did you stay? Bisected Moon Bay?

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    California is one of my admired places in the accomplished advanced world! I am accepting austere vacation envy. Also, the Sea Alkali Pop Ancestor attending amazing!

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    That’s my hood! I was built-in in Monterey and lived in Carmel until I confused abroad for college.

    Such a admirable breadth and it looks like you had a abundant time. Point Lobos and Big Sur are some of my favorites!