5 Ways to Treat Yourself with your Tax Refund

Tax Day may strike up panic in many Americans’ hearts, but the simple words “tax refund” can scrub over those fears. Whether your tax return has come in already, is about to come in, or maybe you haven’t submitted your taxes yet, here are some ways to spend that extra money in a way that will be beneficial to you.

4 Ways to Treat Yourself (and Treat Yourself Right)

This year, resolve to take time for self-care. If you haven’t heard the term self-care, it’s all focused on taking time to pamper yourself, your body, and your mind – so that you can tackle life and all its difficulties with as much ease and comfort as possible.

6 Benefits of Booking Direct

When booking a hotel, travelers are concerned with one thing: getting the best price on their room. And who can blame them? To do so, people often turn to large online travel agencies like Expedia, Travelocity, Trivago, and others to find the lowest price available—little do they know, they’re looking in the wrong place.

Perfect Places to Propose on the Central Coast

No matter if you call the Central Coast home, or home away from home, our little slice of Coastal Paradise has something different for everyone. Quaint countryside, stunning sunsets, or breathtaking views, San Luis Obispo county has countless beautiful places to pop the question. Here is our guide to the most unforgettable proposal spots around. 1. The Hilltop at Opolo Grab your sweetie and take a drive through Paso Robles’ beautiful Westside Wine Trail to enjoy a day of sight seeing and wine tasting. At the end of the day, take a drive up the winding road at Opolo to…

Holiday Travel 3 Ways

It’s the greatest time of year, but the holiday season is not without its own stressors! From anxiety over gift shopping to airline nightmares, things can get more than a bit crazy during the winter months. This year, we are taking a break from it all with a visit to California’s Central Coast with family, coworkers, or loved ones. Give yourself the gift of travel this December for a year-end recharge, and retreat from the inevitable holiday stress. Family Whether you are visiting relatives on the Central Coast or just getting away from your home town’s holiday hustle and bustle,…

Late Fall Farmer’s Market Recipes

No matter how many times we visit the famous Downtown San Luis Obispo Farmer’s Market, we never get tired of the sights, sounds, smells, and seasonal offerings of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Situated in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the United States, California’s Central Coast gets the first pick of fresh produce at local farmer’s markets, which make cooking delicious, seasonal food fun and easy! Here are three recipes that have inspired our farmer’s market picks this fall: What’s In Season?   Brussels Sprouts Roasted Brussels Sprout with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Cranberries (via A Cedar Spoon) Ingredients:…

Stay & Play: Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Vacay

Family fun begins on the Central Coast! Planning a vacation that kids and adults alike will enjoy can sometimes be a balancing act, but with these family-friendly packages, you won’t have to worry about a thing! Whether your family likes to play in the sand, visit local attractions, or cuddle up in the hotel, these itineraries have something for everyone. Kid’s Sea Life Package Discover the wonder that lies beneath the surface with Avila Lighthouse Suite’s Kids Sea Life Package! Located just around the corner from the hotel, the Central Coast Aquarium allows families to explore an entire ocean with exciting…

Why Fall is the Best Time for a Wedding

Typically, Fall isn’t the first season to come to mind when thinking of great weddings. Here on the Central Coast, however, fall is known to be one of the most stunning times of year. 1. Stunning Color Schemes Though fall is not usually thought of as wedding season, it is known as a time of rich, natural beauty and striking color. Play off this color in your floral arrangements and decor, and play off the season’s natural beauty for rich, warm tones you can’t get for free at any other time of year.   2. Cozy Vibes With the right…