One of my best friends just graduated from law school (go her!) and is moving to Costa Rica for work. Before she leaves we wanted to take a little vacation to a nearby place. We decided on a quick turn-around trip to Santa Barbara (36ish hours to be exact). I'm pretty familiar with the area after having gone to college there and frequently visiting friends who live in paradise city, but sometimes taking vacations to places you kind of already know is just what you need.