Cambria Ambassador Program Announcement

The Cambria Tourism Board is thrilled to finally announce its newly developed Cambria Ambassador Program. We’ve partnered with bloggers from all across California, inviting them to use their photography, outdoor, and food and beverage expertise to give travelers like you an exclusive preview of Cambria. Over the next several months, a different set of ambassadors will post their features each month! With the seasons as their guide, these ambassadors will unveil endless options for explorers. This month, we are happy to introduce you to our first two bloggers: Veronica Hill and Josh McNair.

Veronica Hill – California Travel Expert


Veronica Hill – California Travel Expert

Veronica Hill is a native Californian and former travel journalist (Fodor’s, Associated Press, Freedom News Service) who has been recognized as one of the leading experts in California travel. More than 23 million people have watched her videos, and her California Essential Guide app has over 23,000 downloads. In January 2012, Veronica was selected as YouTube’s On the Rise winner, spotlighting up-and-coming channels. In August 2013, YouTube invited California Travel Tips and only 30 other channels to take part in its cutting-edge Creator Accelerator Program, which included three weeks of intensive training, collaborations and filming at the state-of-the-art YouTube Space LA facility in Playa Vista.

Since 2007, Veronica’s California Travel Tips channel has helped tourists make the most out of their visit to California. Not only does Veronica offer tips and secrets for visiting major attractions like Huntington Beach and Santa Monica, but she also tours off-the-beaten path destinations that don’t make it into most guidebooks. Veronica’s audience is a mix of California natives looking for something new to do, and prospective tourists coming from the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Veronica personally visits and films every location, sometimes spending up to a week at each destination for each video.

Josh McNair – California Through My Lens


Josh McNair – California Through My Lens

Throughout life, Josh McNair has always been intrigued with traveling and seeing the world through his own eyes. Always having been in love with different forms of art, he decided to take his photography to another level during a mission trip to Ethiopia. While there he photographed many different beautiful places, juxtaposed with the sadness of the poverty in the area. This experience instilled in him a need to see more than just what is outside of his window. Shortly after, California Through My Lens was born.

While he readily admits he’s not saving the world through his photography, he has been trying to fill his travel itch by documenting as much of his surroundings (California) as he can, all in an effort to get people to spread their wings and experience the beauty of life outside their own neighborhood. If he can get someone to realize how many amazing things they have within 45 minutes of their house, Josh has done his job.

Completely self-taught in photography, Josh has only been doing it seriously for a couple of years. Everyday he spends photographing, he learns more and more about the camera – and California.



Highway Closures

Highway 1 Closure

If you're heading to the Central Coast, be sure to be mindful of the stretch of Highway 1, 21 miles north of Cambria. Caltrans is busy with a major construction project to make traveling along the stunning Pacific Coast Highway a safer journey.

Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast Due to multiple active slides, State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and just south of Nepenthe (Mon 44).

Worried about Highway 1 Road Closures? Cambria and Hearst Castle are easily accessible from Highway 46 West from 101 South of Paso Robles or from northbound Highway 1 from the city of San Luis Obispo. Travelers from the north can easily take Highway 101 as an alternate route to Highway 1, which reduces travel time to Cambria by about 25 minutes.

For the latest road closure information visit the Caltrans website.