WPC: Elephant Seals at Añu Nuevo

This is another one of the many magical places in California. Añu Nuevo State Park, about 20 miles north of Santa Cruz, on Highway 1.  The park draws visitors from around the world, especially between mid-December and end of March, when every year up to 10,000 elephant seals return to breed,...

24 hours in Iceland

24 hours in Iceland
At the beginning of March I decided to go to Germany to visit my family. Getting a good flight deal last minute is a challenge. The cheapest option was to fly with "WOW Airlines", a young airline based in Iceland. It was obvious that I just had to stop in Iceland for one...

Names

One of my New Years resolutions is to go through my about 40,000 images on my Macbook and delete at least 15,000 of them! Going through this photographical diary, I found a great picture for this week's Photo Challenge "Names". We found this place in San Juan Bautista, back in...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Skateboarding in Huntington Beach Today we caught one of the rare, cloudy days in Southern California, but still had a lovely time skating along Huntington Beach. All these beach communities in Orange County have their own style and satisfy all stereotypes about California. Wide, long, sandy beaches with blue lifeguard stations, lots of surfers,...

Birds of Kauai

Birds of Kauai
After my post from yesterday, the weekly photo challenge "magic", I couldn't stop thinking about my favorite island of Kauai. I went through my pictures from our trip in April and found all these shots of birds we saw: (more…)

The tiny hermit crab

This week's photo challenge is about very small things and I love that Cheri from Wordpress got her inspiration for this week's photo challenge from Wiesbaden, Germany. When I read the title "tiny" I instantly thought of my fellow blogger Stefanie with her awesome and unique photographs at s-w-photography. Check...

My weekly ramble

My weekly ramble
Ewoldsen Trail Julia Pfeiffer Burn State Park, Big Sur, California My husband and I were lucky to sneak away for a couple's weekend. We went and stayed in Monterey, CA and on Saturday we drove down Highway 1. We stopped at our favorite food places, had coffee, baked goods and wine...

My favorite 3 spots to eat in Big Sur

My favorite 3 spots to eat in Big Sur
If you have ever been to California, you hopefully have seen the most beautiful stretch of Highway 1 between Carmel-by-the-sea and Cambria. And if you haven't been to the Golden State yet, make sure you won't miss this part, because it is the most amazing coastline. Do it on a sunny...