California Dreaming

California Dreaming

My Great Adventures board on Pinterest is ever-growing. From remarkable landscapes to gigantic cities, travel images always inspire me to get out and see the world. I could sit and simply type out a list of places I’d love to go, but that’s not entertaining for anyone. Today, I want to focus on one area of the world, made very clear by the title of this post: CALIFORNIA….BABY!

I mentioned in a previous post that my friends were travelling across the U.S. and that journey included a tour of California – so jel! They absolutely fell in love with the state, and can’t wait to go back once again. Their trip not only made me think about my own travel goals, but also must-have essentials… because who doesn’t naturally think about shopping when it comes to visiting a new place?

Unfortunately, my friends didn’t have an all-inclusive holiday, which would be wonderful way to treat yourself abroad. When TravelPlanners contacted me to collaborate on this post, I had no idea how awesome their website really was. As a travelling novice, their California pages were perfect for me! TravelPlanners specialise in holidays to the U.S. that are all-inclusive and a total delight. I lowkey wish I worked for them 😉

I spent an entire evening going through their California Holiday Packages, with my jaw to the floor. They have California & Hawaii packages, San Francisco & Las Vegas packages, a Golden Triangle package, and the package clearly made for me: the California Dreaming package. Plus, many more!

Bryan Daugherty PhotographyCalifornia literally as it all, celebrity nights, city heights and landscapes that will take your breath away. I’m already imagining a glitzy night in Hollywood before jetting off to San Fran for a couple of days to explore. San Diego, Anaheim, Malibu and Big Bear are all on my list too, of course. Los Angeles is known as the city that makes dream come true, and there are some many YouTubers and bloggers that I adore, living in that exact city. I can’t ever see myself as a huge celebrity, living in a gated community with paparazzi following me to Starbucks, but I can imagine myself taking photos on every street corner and having a Pretty Woman shop moment as often as possible. Plus, the Cali weather sounds like a fantasy in comparison to gloomy ol’ Yorkshire.

For a dream trip, I would obvious ly need a dream closet – check out some of my essentials below!


Thanks to TravelPlanners for partnering with me on this post!

Have you ever been to California, or the U.S.? Let me know where!

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  • Love your essentials for your dream trip – you definitely aren’t the only one who thinks about shopping when planning travels! Lovely blog.

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    I have never been to California or that part of the world in general, but I would absolutely love to visit one day. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this lovely post, hun! xoxo


  • These photos are so beautiful. California does look a dream spot.

    • Agreed, Bryan is an amazing photographer!

  • I went to california three years ago, and I couldn’t recommend it more! The nature is so beautiful and San Francisco has got a real soul!
    Lucie, xx

    • Sounds so amazing, I literally watch San Fran travel diaries all the time 😩 xo

  • Katie

    I’ve always wanted to go to California, too, but I am jealous of anyone who lives in Europe and can relatively quickly travel to other countries! 🙂

    • Definitely a bonus of living in Europe, other countries are only an hour away! xo

  • I’ve been to L.A and San Francisco and would love to visit again!

  • Oh wow those pictures are really leaving me with my jaw open. What a coincidence, my dream is to also go explore California 🙂 I’ve been to U.S. 2 times, Miami (took my breath away) and New York (another breath away). I am really planning next a trip to L.A., San Francisco and Las Vegas. Let’s cross our fingers we will do it 😀

    • Both cities I want to travel to also! That sounds like an awesome trip, my friends did the same and loved it! xo

  • oh my, going back to cali would be a dream come true. one day i’ll do a roadtrip and discover it all.

    • I totally wanna do a road trip too, the real experience! xo

  • Pili G

    I was in California a couple of years ago and I fell in love with that state. I loved everything about from the weather to the views. I really want to do a road trip in Big Sur.
    To Read with Tea

    • Big Sur looks so gorgeous! Definitely a must-see! xo

  • So excited for you. I went to Disneyland Anaheim last week, it was awesome. I will be going to San Francisco and LA next week, I can’t wait. So good of you to collaborate with a travel site, wishing you fun and cool adventure.

    • Thanks! I would love to go to Disneyland in California, it looks amazing! Enjoy your trip! xo

  • I’ve been to Florida but I’m dying to visit California xx

    Gemma Etc.

  • Courtney Hardy

    Wow it looks so gorgeous there!

  • I loved San Francisco, it’s one of my favourite cities so that is always on my list to go back. Beautiful photos.

  • Violette

    I’ve been to San Francisco once and it was so nice! I can’t wait to go to other Californian places!

  • Dressed With Soul

    I have never been there but it must be a dream!
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Jade Spall

    I’ve never been to America however, It’s on my 2019 to do list. It looks incredible so many people have recommended it to me! I tend to travel a lot – so I’ll definitely have a look at the travel company you recommend too! Lovely post X