California is...

Located on the west coast of the USA, California is the most populated of the 50 states. While being home to some of the largest cities in the country California is famous for setting trends and at the forefront of innovation.

It is easy to leave the cities behind and once you do California opens up to a countryside full of diverse and unparalleled nature. From one end to the other California changes from giant redwood forests, to engulfing granite cliffs and fertile valley farm land. It is easy to be absorbed by the vast stretches of nature California has to offer.

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Quick Facts

  • Located in the United States of America
  • Currency is the US Dollar (USD)
  • Capital city is Sacramento
  • Official language is English
  • Legal drinking age is 21
  • Age to legally buy tobacco is 18
  • Electrical plug type A and B, which is two flat pins in a vertical alignment
  • 110 Volt AC outlets at 60 Hz
  • Driving is on the right side of the road
  • Pacific Time Zone, UTC -8:00, with daylight savings UTC -7:00

At a Glance

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In a Sentence

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Visiting the different national parks really puts it into perspective how small you are compared to nature.

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Destination California

My First Time Visiting California

This was my first time visiting California and I did not know what to expect. Needless to say it blew my mind away and I had a blast on my 2 week adventure, camper-vanning, seeing old friends and meeting some of my girlfriends family for the first time.
Campervan California

Campervanning California’s National Parks

I had such a blast campervanning California's National Parks. On our trip to California my girlfriend and I got the opportunity to rent a campervan for 10 days to see more of this epic state!
Legoland San Diego California

Visiting Legoland in California

Visiting Legoland is something I always wanted to do, so when my girlfriend said that we were meeting her aunt and 5 year old cousins in California I knew that we would be going to Legoland. Unfortunately I do not think I would ever go back and this post will tell you why.
USS Midway San Diego

Visiting the USS Midway

Visiting the USS Midway was the highlight of my trip to San Diego. Located on the waterfront by Downtown and the Gaslamp Quarter, the Midway Museum is a great piece of history and an rare insight into the world and daily life of America's brave sailors.

Best Time to Visit

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Year-round! California offers 4 distinct seasons with plenty to do.

Must See & Do

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  • Yosemite National Park.
  • The USS Midway museum.
  • Venice Beach.

Travel Tips

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Hostels in the major cities are expensive. Try your hand at Couchsurfing or if you are more than one person rent a campervan to save on accommodation and gain the freedom to explore!

Visuals

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