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Dear Haikusue:

It's been a crazy hectic year and I am dying for a getaway. The boyfriend and I are saving up for a major trip later in the Fall, but I don't know if I can stand going that long without a break. How can I get the vacation recharge without getting on a plane or having to spend thousands of dollars on a hotel? And don't say "staycation" nothing about sitting around our apartment all summer sounds appealing. Help!


Beach Seeker on Santiago Street


Dear Beach Seeker:

Drivable beaches

Pismo, Carmel, or Big Sur

Weekday motel rate