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Looking to travel more with less? How about slowing down and experiencing more on your travel adventures?

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Hi, I’m Elle. I love exploring this beautiful thing called Planet Earth.

My goal is to help busy people like you plan affordable yet memorable adventures jam-packed with epic views, good food, and memorable cultural experiences.

Travels With Elle is a California-based travel blog that provides helpful travel guides on California, the West Coast, and beyond. Because I can’t help but write about ALL the other places I love around the world!

Follow me as I experience new cultures, try new foods, discover local businesses, and roam new streets. While you’re here, you can find all kinds of off-the-beaten-path travel tips, road trip itineraries, on-the-road life hacking ideas, and adventure guides to get you going on your next trip!

My mission is to make traveling as easy and accessible for you as possible. And in my world, it’s less about checking off a list and more about experiencing things and places where the crowds aren’t.

Learn from my mistakes, discover the best-kept secrets in a city, steal my trip-planning tricks, and go experience the world for yourself!

All you need to do is find a new destination, follow my travel guides, and prepare yourself to make new memories!



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7 Luxury Resorts In Catalina Island Perfect For Honeymooners

Planning your romantic getaway, proposal day, or honeymoon is NOT easy. If you’ve set your sights on Catalina Island, choosing the perfect accommodation sets the tone for an unforgettable romantic …

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10 Fun Things To Do In San Francisco’s Japantown

San Francisco Japantown is the oldest and largest of three remaining Japantowns in the nation …

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3 Days In Los Angeles: Your Ultimate LA Itinerary

Planning a trip to the City of Angels? You already know it’s going to be …

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11 Best Neighborhoods To Visit in Los Angeles (From A Local’s Perspective)

As a former Los Angeles resident of 6+ years, I often get asked where to …

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30 Essential San Francisco Travel Tips: Read Before Visiting!

San Francisco is known for its Northern California charm, man-made marvels like the Golden Gate …

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3 Days In San Francisco, CA: The Perfect Weekend Itinerary

If you like nature, stunning architecture, shopping, museums, divey/hipster bars, and exceptional food in a …

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18 Romantic Things To Do In Big Sur

Big Sur is one of my favorite weekend trips from the Bay Area, and when you …


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Monos Metro Duffel Review: Is It Actually Worth The Price?

If you’re on this post, chances are you are trying to decide whether the Metro Duffel by Monos Travel is worth the money. Well, since I was in the market …

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45 Must-Have Road Trip Essentials For Your Next Road Trip

Is it almost time for your next road trip? Are you wondering whether you’re covering all your bases when it comes to preparing for the trip? We’re here to help! …

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The Perfect 2-Day Sonoma County Road Trip Itinerary

Just 30 miles north of San Francisco sits Sonoma County, CA. And despite sharing the …

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Oahu’s North Shore: 12 Stops For A Perfect Day Trip Itinerary

A trip to Oahu is truly not complete without a visit to the majestic North …

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San Francisco to Santa Cruz Road Trip: 15 Best Stops On Highway 1

We love a good road trip. Even if it’s just a quick weekend trip (or …

13 Best Things To Do Between San Francisco And Yosemite NP

If you’re looking for things to do between San Francisco and Yosemite and have no …

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The Perfect 5-Day Zion and Bryce Canyon National Park Road Trip From Las Vegas

Heading to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks? Well, then this calls for a good …

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2 Days In Big Sur: 25 Best Things To Do For An Epic Road Trip

Big Sur is one of my favorite weekend trips from the Bay Area, and when …