California RV and Boating Travel Destinations

California is an enormous and truly varied state, and our RV and boating travels there have been among our favorites.

When we first got to San Diego with our RV in 2008, we fell in love with the place, doing the crazy “RV Shuffle” to stay within the streetside parking laws on Shelter Island and Mission Bay.  Soon we were hobnobbing with the boaters, and that perked our interest in the cruising life. Before long, our idle boat show junkets became serious boat shopping, and the blink of an eye we had bought our own sailboat and started cruising in January, 2010.

After spending nearly four years cruising Mexico aboard our sailboat Groovy, we returned to California. We completed the frightening “Baja Bash” in nine days, chasing one hurricane and being chased by another.

Returning to California at the end of our Mexico cruise in the fall of 2013 was bittersweet. We were so proud of our sailing accomplishments and excited to be back in America, but we also knew these beautiful days in San Diego would be our last with our boat. We prepared our sailboat for sale at the swank Kona Kai Marina on Shelter Island and enjoyed four exquisite months in the best spot possible in America’s Finest City.