My Traveling Troop: Hike to Pfeiffer Falls Follow Kristina and her family through a hike at Big Sur's Pfeiffer Falls. Looking at their gorgeous photos will definitely inspire you to take a hike yourself! No Place Like Home: Post Ranch Inn Luxurious tree houses (sometimes housing celebrities) tucked away in a redwood forest with ocean views? A magical place like this exists in Big Sur and it's called Post Ranch Inn. Postcard From Paradise: Post Ranch Inn Here’s another perspective on Post Ranch Inn. Take it from freelance writer David Weiss, Post Ranch Inn is "incomparable" and "there is no place like it in the world." The stunning views of this property are complimented by luxurious accommodations, fantastic food at Sierra Mar and indulgent spa treatments. Road Trip: Big Sur & Monterey When Jahnine and her buddies decided to take a short vacation during the 3-day President's Day weekend Big Sur and Monterey were natural options. The photos from the road trip will have you wanting to plan your own mini-vacay! Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary- Pacific Grove, CA One of Pacific Grove's many gems are the Monarch butterflies that flock to the coastal town every October-February. Radhika notes that the morning is the best time for viewing the winged beauties and recommends a camera with a zoom to decipher clumps of leaves from clumps of butterflies. Wine Line: Wine Walk by the Sea Who doesn't like a good wine deal? Check out what the Merced Sun Star had to say about Carmel-by-the-Sea's new Wine Walk! The Trail That Has it All @Monterey The name of this blog post pretty much sums it up. The rec trail is a great place to work off that awesome seafood dinner you just had at Old Fisherman's Wharf or to just take in the gorgeous coastal views! Just A Day in Monterey... Romance is always in the air in Monterey especially when you are staying at an ocean view B&B in Pacific Grove. Pair that with a trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and you have a yourself a recipe for a great time and apparently awesome photos.