Last month, my boyfriend and I drove up the coast from Los Angeles to Big Sur in a Jucy campervan. We were excited to leave the city and have a relaxing weekend. However, as we got closer, it was looking anything but quiet. The PCH was crammed with cars, the popular parks were crawling with tourists, and all first-come, first-served camping sites were taken.
But instead of changing direction and going to a less-populated area, we decided to stay put and figure out how to find some alone time among the crowds. Here’s what we learned.