I've always found a magical allure to hitting the open road. Being a city dweller, walking is pretty much all I do, so getting out of town and looking at an open stretch of road from the driver's seat is really thrilling. On my latest adventure, I explored Route 92, which runs east to west from the San Francisco Bay, over the mountains to the coast. It's a nice alternative route to get to Coastal Highway 1 and the Pigeon Point or Point Montara lighthouse hostels.
San Francisco has long been considered the crown jewel of the Bay Area for tourists, but 25 miles to the south the sleepy coastal town of Montara is an exquisite destination, and the journey to get there is equally breathtaking.