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World's most instagrammed forests

About a third of the world’s landmass is covered in forest. And in addition to providing important stuff like the oxygen we breathe and habitats for wild animals, they also make for some downright jaw-dropping photographs. From the towering redwoods of California to the cloud forests of Costa Rica, the trees covering our planet can be our most beautiful sites when captured correctly. We took a look at Taxi2airport.com’s study of the 15 most-Instagrammed forests in the world and found some of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Mirror Lake, England, Instagram, California, Washington, China, US, Colombia, Atlantic, Poland, Brazil, Nottingham, Newfoundland


Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Morro Bay

A charming coastal gem nestled on the Californian coast, Morro Bay is mostly known for its 21 million-year-old volcanic peak – known as Morro Rock – which juts out from the ocean floor. Surrounded by the Morro Bay State Park the area is home to miles of unspoiled beaches, a rich array of birdlife, lagoons,...
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LA Here We Come

So today were off to Los Angeles We wont go directly there. First well drive to Morro Rock yes all the jokes apply on the coast and then down the coast to the big city.The drive to Morro took us a couple hours as usual. Morro Bay is a s
Tags: Travel, La, Los Angeles, Morro Bay, Morro, Morro Rock


California to celebrate re-opening of State Route 1 with parade featuring a car from every year of its history

Photo courtesy Visit California. More than a year after landslides took out a portion of California’s State Route 1 and made national headlines, California’s Department of Transportation will re-open the scenic highway with a caravan of cars representing each year of the highway’s existence. “Car culture is a foundational part of California’s very identity, and to this end, this event will shine a global spotlight on how California has more to offer in the way of epic driving experiences than a...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Autos, CalTrans, Monterey, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Ocean, Department Of Transportation, San Luis Obispo County, Big Sur, Hemmings Classic Car, Hemmings Daily, Road Trips And Cruising, Morro Rock, Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Caroline Beteta


In Search Of Life In Morro Bay

It’s hard to compete for the attention of travelers to California when your neighbor to the north is San Francisco, arguably one of the country’s most beautiful cities, and Los Angeles to the south, which, let’s face it, doesn’t have to work hard to get noticed. It’s lucky for the Central Coast, that coastal stretch of Central California between those aforesaid cities, that it’s been blessed with enough natural beauty, sandy beaches, esteemed wineries and assorted species of wildlife that it d...
Tags: Travel, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States, North America, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, All Posts, Road Trip, Santa Barbara, Bordeaux, Destinations, Matt Stabile, All Feature Articles


Wine, Sun And Seals: A Highway 1 Road Trip

It’s hard to compete for the attention of travelers to California when your neighbor to the north is San Francisco, arguably one of the country’s most beautiful cities, and Los Angeles to the south, which, let’s face it, doesn’t have to work hard to get noticed. It’s lucky for Highway 1, that coastal stretch of Central California between those aforesaid cities, that it’s been blessed with enough natural beauty, sandy beaches, esteemed wineries and assorted species of wildlife that it doesn’t ha...
Tags: Travel, California, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States, North America, Monterey, Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Ocean, All Posts, Alex Trebek, Road Trip, Santa Barbara, Bordeaux, Destinations


40 most scenic beaches worldwide

Summer is coming , and that means beach weekends. I realize there are some people out there who don’t go to the beach every summer, and those people are why we fight mental illness. For the rest of us, the only thing holding us over for the rest of the year is beach porn. This is the worst time of year for me, the time just a month or two before the vacation where I’m not quite close enough to start a countdown, but I am close enough to be daydreaming about spending all day on the beach, beer i...
Tags: UK, Maryland, Greece, Australia, Washington, Mexico, Virginia, US, Thailand, Atlantic, Chile, Hawaii, Cape Town, Brazil, Great Barrier Reef, Rio De Janeiro


Rock-Climbing Proposal Goes From Romantic To Life-Threatening

Photographed by Winnie Au. Proposals should be romantic, creative, and memorable, but this dude upped the ante with his dangerous stunt. Michael Banks, a 27-year-old romantic, scaled California's 600-foot Morro Rock to pop the question to his girlfriend.Too bad this innovative proposal didn't go as planned. As his girlfriend watched him via FaceTime, Banks became lodged on a cliff's edge. He, quite literally, had nowhere to go, reports Morro Bay fire captain Todd Gailey."He couldn’t go a...
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SO IS SHE STILL UP THERE?

Michael Banks scaled 600-foot Morro Rock on the Southern California coast on Thursday to propose to his girlfriend live, on the Facetime app. The good news: She said yes. The bad news: Banks got stuck, and had to be plucked by helicopter. (Thanks to coscolo)
Tags: Facetime, Southern California, Michael Banks, Morro Rock


Man rescued off California cliff after FaceTime marriage proposal – video

As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’s was a cliffhanger. The 27-year-old scaled the massive Morro Rock on the California coast on Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend live on FaceTime. The good news, the Morro Bay fire captain said: the man’s girlfriend said yes. The bad news: Banks got stuck and had to be plucked by helicopter for a tricky, post-proposal flight to safety Continue reading...
Tags: California, US news, Facetime, Morro Bay, Michael Banks, Morro Rock


Romantic cliffside proposal ends with a helicopter rescue – and a meth arrest

Michael Banks got stuck on Morro Rock, a 576ft landmark in California. After being rescued, he returned to the scene and committed a more major crime The first time Michael Banks got high, he was romantic. The second time he got high, he was arrested.On Thursday morning, the 27-year-old Fresno man climbed up Morro Rock, FaceTimed his girlfriend and asked her to marry him. Continue reading...
Tags: California, Fresno, US news, Methamphetamine (crystal meth), Michael Banks, Morro Rock, Morro Rock FaceTimed


Man Scales Rock Face For Dramatic Proposal, Ends Up In Jail

Michael Banks will forever remember the day he asked his girlfriend to marry him.  But not for the right reasons. The 27-year-old from Fresno scaled the southern side of the 581-foot high Morro Rock, off California's Central Coast, early Thursday, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reports. Banks used the spectacular backdrop to propose to the love of his life via his iPhone's FaceTime app.  She said yes. But he took a steeper trail back down the eastern side of the cliff and became stranded on a sh...
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Rocky Romance: Copter saves man who scaled cliff to propose

As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks' was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock just off California's Central Coast early Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend, who was Marriage Proposal-Helicopter Rescue In this photo provided by Bob Isenberg, Michael Banks is rescued after being stranded on a ledge some 80 off the ground on Morro Rock, a landmark in Morro Bay, Calif., Thursday, April 7, 2016.
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Rocky Romance: Copter saves man who scaled cliff to propose

MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — As marriage proposals go, Michael Banks’ was a cliff-hanger. Banks, 27, scaled 600-foot Morro Rock on the Southern California coast Thursday morning to propose to his girlfriend live, on the Facetime app. The good news, Morro Bay fire Capt. Todd Gailey said: The man’s girlfriend said yes. The bad news: […]
Tags: Ap, Facetime, Oddities, Southern California, Morro Bay, Nation & World, Michael Banks, Morro Rock, MORRO BAY Calif, Todd Gailey


38 of the most surreal beaches and coastlines on the planet

Martianesque rocks, gorgeous water, wicked cloud formations, crazy shorebreak — these photos explore diverse coastal terrain from around the world. 1. The Great Ocean Road, Australia Scott Sporleder Iconic limestone stack formations, the “12 Apostles,” of Australia’s Great Ocean Road, which has made several of our roundups. 2. Miniloc Island, Philippines Scott Sporleder MatadorU faculty member Scott Sporleder’s note: “to reach the entrance to this little lagoon on Miniloc Island you...
Tags: Images, Photos, Japan, England, Australia, Oregon, Robin Hood, Wallpaper, Queensland, Pictures, Dawlish, Seattle, North Yorkshire, Panama, Hdr, Mike Baird


San Luis Obispo: The New Napa?

Roughly halfway between Silicon San Francisco - and the window-breaking, Google-Bus-halting envy its digital strivers engender - and LA's brain-depleting smog, sits the crown jewel of the California Central Coast: San Luis Obispo. If you're traveling to this good, kind burg, you need to slow down. Slow way down. I don't say "slow," however, as an overused pun on SLO, the town's moniker. I mean that sincerely, like the people here, who do not possess even a smidge of my manic Family Guy meets S...
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