How To Dress Professionally in the Summer

The days are sunny and the heat is sweltering, but you still have to maintain a professional appearance at work. Going to work in a sundress or shorts sounds so appealing, but this isn’t always a reality! However, there are ways to dress appropriately and nicely while still allowing yourself some relief from the heat. Check out these tips to dress professionally at work during the hottest months of the year. 1. Unlined Outerwear Even though it’s excruciatingly hot, sometimes you still have to wear a blazer or jacket in order to look professional at the office. To combat this…

101 Spotlight: View Animals for Free

Welcome to our continuation of great FREE activities here on the Central Coast! Today, we’re highlighting the coolest and most interesting animals that you can witness entirely for free, all coming straight from on our 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101 Guide. You don’t necessarily need to visit a zoo to see amazing wildlife here on the Central Coast! From farm animals to sea creatures, we’ve got a variety of fascinating creatures that share our home, interesting animals who can be witnessed completely for free. Take a quick exit off of Highway 101 to see for yourself! Reason #62. Avila Valley Barn Pretend…

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Hidden Gems of the Central Coast: Sylvester’s Burgers

The Central Coast is full of hidden gems unknown to the average traveler.  Residents flock to certain beaches, restaurants, and shops for unique and special items native to this area.  Although visitors love the abundance of delicious restaurants fit for the most devoted foodie, many of the best eateries are concealed in the midst of more popular or crowded spots.  Sylvester’s Burgers is one of these hidden gems, creating a devoted following through their juicy burgers and family-owned approach.  Of the two locations, the original restaurant is hidden on an unnoticeable side street in the city of Los Osos.  Definitely not…

The Best Ways to Celebrate Birthdays on the Central Coast

The Central Coast offers many exciting adventures and experiences year-round, but there is one day each year that’s a little bit more special than the rest—your birthday. With birthdays, however, comes pressure. You’re bombarded with questions like, “what present do you want?” “what should we do?” “where do you want to go?” All of the attention can turn your special day into an exhausting, mentally-draining experience. But it all comes down to this—we all just want to relax and enjoy our birthdays with the people we love most. Fortunately, the Central Coast offers some amazing adventures and birthday packages that will…

8 Tips For Packing For the Family

Family Vacation: That phrase may bring joy or fear to your hearts, but hopefully a little bit of both! While a vacation with the whole family might seem daunting at first, we’re convinced that with the right tips, at least the packing part can go seamlessly. Here are our recommendations for the best packing tips for the family, which can make any summer vacation a little bit easier. 1. Bring snacks This tip must be stressed first, because the addition of more food to a situation almost universally makes the situation better. Tired and hungry kids will be quieter and happier if…

101 Spotlight: Ocean Experiences For Free

Welcome to the continuation of our 101 Spotlight highlighting some of the different awesome activities listed on our 101 Reasons to Exit Highway 101 Guide. This starts our series that only focuses on the activities that you can do FOR FREE here on the Central Coast. For anyone that wants to have an affordable vacation that is also exciting and fun for all ages, stay tuned and keep coming back to the blog for more great recommendations for free things to do all across San Luis Obispo county. Today, we’re highlighting all the ocean themed activities that you can do…

Preview of the California Mid-State Fair

Delve into delicious food, fun rides, live music, and traditional summer fun when you go to the California Mid-State Fair, which is running from July 20th-July 31st in Paso Robles. This years theme is “The Adventure Continues,” and the fair promises to be the same classic summer round-up – one of the best and biggest events in Paso Robles this season. There are hundreds of activities and events throughout the eleven days of festivities, and there’s a lot to be excited for! We’ve highlighted some of the standouts of the event to give you a good preview of what to expect, who to see,…

The Tri-Tip Challenge

The Trip-Tip Challenge is a favorite way to spend the day on the Central Coast for residents and Cal Poly students.  For visitors, this can be one of the best ways to experience San Luis Obispo from an entirely new perspective: at the top of the three main hiking trail peaks.  An active alternative to a day at the beach, this is a great way to get outdoors and then reward yourself afterwards with a delicious Firestone tri-tip sandwich. The challenge consists of hiking San Luis Obispo’s most popular trails, which takes you to high elevations and spectacular views.  In any…