How to Avoid “Are We There Yet?” on Roadtrips

The weather is warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and the wildflowers are in bloom. Spring Break on the Central Coast is fast approaching, and what better way to enjoy your hard-earned vacation than with a road trip along the beautiful California coast? It’s time to pile your kiddos in the car, pack up your vacation essentials, and head to the beach! But we know a family road trip can be long, tiring, and hard to sit through when your kids are just too excited to get to your final stop. To avoid the age-old question of “are we there…

El Camino Real: California’s “Royal Road”

If you’ve traveled along the gorgeous 101 Highway connecting the northern and southern parts of California, you’ve also traveled along a piece of California history! California’s “Royal Road” or El Camino Real, is the historic 600 mile stretch of roadway that was intended to connect the established missions for travelers and visitors. Still standing today are the commemorative bell-markers, which can be spotted as your travel along this highway. These special markers served have a distinctive shape, hanging on support poles in the shape of a shepherd’s crook to commemorate a Franciscan walking stick. These bells on the shepherd’s crook…