It may surprise many visitors to California that the sheer vastness of its landscape boasts everything from beaches to deserts, forests, ski resorts, lakes and mountain cabin life. The last four alone can be found in the peaceful areas of Lake Arrowhead, Twin Peaks and Big Bear, California.
Every time I visit Ojai, California it gets harder and harder to leave. Nestled in a valley, located just 30-minutes from Santa Barbara and 90-minutes from Los Angeles, this charming town and artist haven will have you returning too.
Before it turned into the “Hamptons South”, I spent many years going to visit Tulum, Mexico and reveling in it’s gorgeous setting and unfussy vibe. It has grown significantly in the years since but it both Tulum and Isla Holbox offer the perfect beach escape.