Road Trip Diaries pt.1: Palm Springs – Big S...

Road Trip Diaries pt.1: Palm Springs – Big Sur, CA

I spend a lot of my free time dreaming about my next adventures. It’s probably why I couldn’t refuse the chance to road trip back to Vancouver from Palm Springs after Coachella. If California is known for anything it should be it’s stunning coastline!

Highway 1 is one of the most scenic drives in the world. It curves along the coastal cliffs and offers over 1000km of stunning views, untouched nature, and the cutest seaside villages you’ve ever seen! I recommend this full road trip for anyone looking to satisfy their wanderlust and eat some really great food while they’re at it…

Day One

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9:30 am- Poolside breakfast and quick swim at the Ace Hotel
11am- Check out
1pm- Lunch at Nobu in Malibu (one of Drake’s favourite LA hangs).
3pm- Check into the Goodland at Santa Barbara, a kimpton hotel with a whole lot of hipster personality!
3:30- bike ride
7pm- Crab dinner on the wharf

Day Two

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8am- Check out then smoothies for breakfast
12:30pm- Arrive in Avila and lunch
2pm- Check in to Inn at avila beach
2:30- Afternoon on the beach
6pm- Rooftop beers
7:30- dinner on the boardwalk
9pm- 2 episodes of Power Puff Girls in the hot tub (lol!)

Day Three

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11am- Acai bowls and check out
2:30- Stop in big sur for ice cream, lunch and a view
5pm- Continue driving to Carmel…

Justin and I like mixing in luxury with college student, so we ended up having a sort of fantastic mixed road trip. This was just the first part of our itinerary from Palm Springs back to Vancouver. If you ever find yourself on this adventure, please feel free to follow our itinerary, or even borrow from it as you substitute some of your own hotels and restaurants. Also, feel free to not be hungover on day one. Thanks Coachella!

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  • Such a beautiful travel reportage.. love the pictures!


    • kandjasylla

      Thank you Deborah! I had the best time 🙂 xx

  • Marielle

    The photos here are absolutely perfect! After reading this, I’m now planning a road trip LOL!

  • Gorgeous pictures! The food looks so yum yum. And your body #goals 🙂
    Xx, Raysa

  • It looks soooo amazing! I will totally do this once in my life, I hope to be able next year or in two (as, it still requires some budget !)

  • I get why you keep dreaming of traveling cause your road trip seems awesome! I would not mind swimming in a pool, eating at Nobu or watching tv while in a hot tub 🙂 Sounds like some great days 🙂
    Looking forward to reading part 2!

  • It looks like you had a blast babe! And you look amazing as always 🙂 Love Palm Springs <3 xo, sharon

  • Amy

    Sounds like an amazing weekend! I LOVE road trips but have never thought of going all the way to Vancouver – might have to make this happen now!

    xx, Amy

  • molly

    I love palm springs! Such a gorgeous place 🙂


  • Beautiful post.x

  • This looks like such an amazing trip! The photos are super lovely too. Glad you had a good time!


  • Beautiful photos, looks like a lovely trop! Xx

  • thanks for sharing this! I’ve actually never been to California and want to plan a trip in August so this is very helpful.

  • Oh gosh, sounds like it was a brilliant road trip! You look like you had a brilliant time and dang girl, those #foodporn are amazing!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  • Love your ideas here 🙂

  • Love the trip on Highway one! These pics are amazing and you are rocking that suit. I love where you stayed. 🙂