Hey everyone! I’ve written a Big Sur to-do list blog post for Yvette at Wayfaring Kiwi. She’s an inspirational nomad, yogi, and ex-travel agent, currently living in a van and traveling across Canada. Her blog is a great place to find tips on traveling.
If you want to see where I’ve spent the last few years (in one of the most beautiful places in the world, in my opinion), or if you have a trip planned to visit the central coast of California soon, you need to check this out.
Big Sur is a nice day-trip from San Francisco, San Jose, Napa, Oakland, Fresno, or San Luis Obispo, but you’ll probably want to spend more time there. It’s the perfect spot for camping, picnicking, hiking, staying in yurts, taking a dip in natural hot springs, and so much more.
Big Sur has faced some devastation recently. The Soberanes fire, in summer of 2016, started because of an illegal campfire and became the most expensive wildfire in the history of the United States. It burned close to 150,000 acres of beautiful forest and land.
In February 2017, a Pfeiffer Canyon bridge collapsed after incessant rainfall. Then, in May 2017, a 12-mile section of the iconic Highway 1 got shut down because of a massive landslide.
My best advice would be to get to this magical coastline as soon as you can. Pack your camping gear and ditch your cell phone (there’s no service there, anyway) for a relaxing, grounding weekend away.
Click here to read my guest post for Wayfaring Kiwi, 5 Things to Do in Big Sur, CA, now!
Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to California, and especially if you’ve visited the Monterey and Big Sur area.
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