Old Mission Santa Barbara was the 10th of the California missions founded by the Spanish Franciscans and is known today as the “Queen of the Missions.”

Old Mission Santa Barbara was the 10th of the California missions founded by the Spanish Franciscans and is known today as the “Queen of the Missions.”

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Ebony Escapes! to Santa Barbara

We started this summer California road trip series in the beautiful city of Santa Monica, driving in a Jucy Rental, a New Zealand-based travel company that operates a fleet of retrofitted campervans featuring a 1950s-inspired mascot called “Jucy Lucy.” From there it was just a short one and a half hour drive north to Santa Barbara.