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Photo vacation part 1 – California in pictures

When you can't go on a road trip, you can go on picture holiday! In these interesting times, I take the opportunity to go through my picture gallery and share pictures that probably could never have been included in a post. Where are we going on a photo vacation today? To California! Join all sides of the California countryside - far from the highways, high-rises and Hollywood wannabies of the big cities.

California is the US state that I traveled the most, totaling over 2 months. The image pile from my travels is large and it is only a fraction of the images that I have shown here so far Rucksack. Most of the photos are from the area north of Monterey and all the way up to the Oregon border. Inland, coast, forest and volcanoes. Not my best photos, but the photos that I think describe California best.

And you – that's over 80 pictures, so hang in there if it's slow to load!

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About the blogger

Travel blogger, gastronaut, photographer and family adventurer with over 55 countries in his luggage. Eva loves trips that include beautiful nature, hiking boots and well-cooked food. On the travel blog Rucksack she takes you to all corners of the world with the help of her inspiring pictures and texts.


  • Ann-Louise Paulsson
    March 22, 2020 at 15:34 pm

    You have really managed to capture the soul of California, and especially Northern California, with these absolutely stunning photos. Best place on earth. So many places I recognize and places I realize I missed and want to go to when possible again (if I googled correctly, some photos seem to be from Ferndale which I totally missed but looks absolutely amazing). Also curious as to where the picture of the wonderful pink house was taken?

    • Eva Gyllenberg
      19 April, 2020 at 21: 15

      I think you are absolutely right about Ferndale! However, I don't know all the places I've photographed, some places were so small that I forgot their names in the blink of an eye as we passed the "end-of-town" sign.
      What is your favorite place north of San Fran?

  • Helena - Oh darling, let's be adventurers
    March 22, 2020 at 17:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures from California!

    • Eva Gyllenberg
      19 April, 2020 at 21: 11

      Thank you very much Helena! Often go in and glance at your USA photos, there are so many delicious places to photograph in the USA - as long as you get out of the big cities.

  • Ingela
    March 23, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    So many nice pictures

    • Eva Gyllenberg
      19 April, 2020 at 21: 11

      Thank you, Ingela! Glad to hear it from a USA fan like you! 🙂

  • Robin Elliott
    March 26, 2020 at 20:02 pm

    Fantastic pictures! I love California, so beautiful in its parts. Highway one all the way baby!

    • Eva Gyllenberg
      19 April, 2020 at 21: 10

      Thank you! I love most things about California – everything but Los Angeles. But that's another story 🙂

  • Ann
    March 27, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    But oh, just by looking at all your magical pictures, it feels like I got to go with you 🙂

    • Eva Gyllenberg
      19 April, 2020 at 21: 09

      It's so weird to think that California is off when I look at my pictures. Everything feels so close and so here-and-now. A little time capsule 🙂

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