Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
Rich has his first major giggling fit whilst trying to tell Dylan off. He is explaining the ins and outs of whatever Dylan had done and Dylan is listening with his eyes shut, eyebrows raised, and head cocked up. The cheekiness was all too much for Rich. Dylan then proceeded to giggle each time Rich spoke setting him off again. Heaven help us.
We arrive at our home for the next two nights in Santa Barbara. We are literally sleeping next to the highway, but ...
... and the piers, looking back to the town you could see the classic picture of the place, the tall palm trees lining the edge of the beach separating it from the long road that all the locals were running, cycling, skateboarding and strolling along. Had a really authentic Mexican meal at a little restaurant recommended by one of the locals, and headed back for an early night before heading into the city ...
... and miso soup. I ordered sparkling sake which was totally Japan's version of a Cruiser or Breezer in its own little pink bottle. It was the first time I've ever tried it and it was quite drinkable! They had a karaoke room in the back of the restaurant which I was keen to check out but unfortunately, it was only for large bookings. Bummer! So we went for a stroll through the fog instead, down to the wharf where we could hear the seals barking at each other. We couldn't see ...
After packing up, an hour and a half of work and a spot of lunch we drove up the coast to Santa Barbara. This place is just unreal. The hotel (Four Seasons) is right on the beach and just amazing. So much for me thinking that my days in the sun were over! We arrived at about 3pm and I was lying on a lounger at the pool by 3:15. You literally walk out of the hotel, cross the road and you are on the beach. The hotel ...
When I was mailing with a friend recently and ask her where in the world she is, she replied she is standing at a street corner in Tokyo stealing WIFI... Since we are out of the stone age, WIFI is available for everybody almost anywhere anytime. So when I was waiting for my dinner at this lovely boardwalk Restaurant in Santa Barbara I (almost automatically) tried to see if I can connect to some WIFI router - and this message showed up: "Connect to FBI surveillance ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
1601 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $141
433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $167
18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $122
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $99
15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $180
- DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE!
- Not the gem that it advertises!!
- Fooled me once
122 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | Innfrom $65
104 Bath St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $163
- We LOVED our getaway!
- A Perfect 10!
- Room was great!!!
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $179
63 Humphrey Rd, Santa Barbara | Innfrom $160
36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $209
- A relaxing, cozy retreat
- Loved the Cheshire Cat Inn
- Loved the Cheshire Cat
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara | 5 star innfrom $367
- The Gold Standard for B&Bs
- A Secluded Retreat With Exceptional Service
- A Beautiful Inn
1327 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $191
- Excellent Stay
- Delicious Breakfast, Friendly Management/Service
- Great getaway
1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $163