Live and explore through California life simply!

Welcome to Simply-California.  This site exemplifies all that is California – beauty, nature, diversity, food, and much more.  Join me as we explore the Golden State and guide you through extraordinary places to see, adventures to embark on, tantalizing food to eat, as well as helpful tips to get you on your way whether a tourist, short term visitor looking for an authentic local experience, or a native-lover of California.  Enjoy!

Get to Know California

Autumn Drive to Lake Tahoe

On Saturday, I took an impromptu drive to Lake Tahoe and then on Sunday, I visited an apple orchard in Apple Hill.  Some places take your breath[...]

A Key West Dream

This post is not about California but I wanted to share with you the beauty of Florida prior to the destruction of Hurricane Irma. I[...]

A drive through Solvang and the Magic of LACMA lights

On the drive down to Southern California, between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara off of Highway 101 lies the city of Solvang. What makes[...]

Exploring California - My visit to San Juan Capistrano

California is truly an interesting place. From north to south, east to west and in between, it offers so much variety in terms of landscape,[...]

Berkeley Marina - A Beautiful Surprise

My mom has raved about the Berkeley Marina ever since my brother brought her and my dad here a few months ago. She has been[...]