i'm not the outdoorsy type, you know. but since moving back to the west coast from new york city, i have begun to appreciate the nature a bit more. believe it or not, i have even been hiking recently in the LA area, at will rogers state park - excellent views of the ocean and los angeles from the top of the trail, and just a short drive from my neighborhood. so, continuing in this vein, i have been considering camping. how to ease into it, though? because it's not like the husband knows more about the great outdoors than i do, let me tell you! i found this place just outside of santa barbara that i think may be the ticket - the perfect place for us to feign being outdoorsy people while we muster up the courage to really rough it in big sur or yosemite someday. el capitan canyon has lovely little cabins with dreamy, fluffy beds inside and firepits to make s'mores at and wilderness to explore. i love the safari tents, too - and they are less expensive at $115 -$135 per night, depending on the season. oh, and bathrooms too. we will go someday - i'll be sure to tell you how we manage!