Where to Eat in Santa Cruz: 15 Restaurants You’ll Love

Santa Cruz is the kind of city that offers a wide array of experiences to heighten the senses…. and food is no exception! You can find yourself at peace on a cliff overlooking the ocean while watching a sunset, or you can ride “The Giant Dipper” rollercoaster or surf a massive wave for an adrenaline … Read more Where to Eat in Santa Cruz: 15 Restaurants You’ll Love

How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

There are many reasons you may only have one day in San Francisco. You may have a layover on your way to another destination, or you may be passing through on a Pacific Coast Highway road trip with just one day in your itinerary available for San Francisco. Whatever the reason, you can still spend … Read more How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco

Towering redwoods, teetering coastal bluffs, fog-swept coastlines: this is what hikes in the Bay Area are made of. This article is specifically focused on hikes outside of the San Francisco city limits. Yes, there are hikes within the city – which we’ve covered in-depth here! I also have a separate post on the best hikes … Read more The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco

The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

For a city so famous for its hills, is it any surprise that hiking in San Francisco proper is a thing? San Francisco has some of the best in-city hiking I have seen. From Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Twin Peaks, there are plenty of options to get in a great hike in San … Read more The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

Sacramento is the state capital of California and known as “the city of trees”. For being the capital of the most populous state in the US and one of the largest economies in the world, Sacramento is a fairly small city. However, it has some great restaurants, family-friendly activities, and some interesting nightlife, with a … Read more The Absolute Best Hikes Near Sacramento: 15+ Ideas

The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

While Tahoe is a world-renowned ski area in the winter, there are also some amazing and interesting Tahoe hikes to keep you busy all summer long. The fact that Lake Tahoe is nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains means you will find yourself immersed in some of the best, most scenic high alpine hiking in … Read more The 15 Best Hikes in Lake Tahoe: Hiking Trails For All Levels

Your Perfect Weekend in Lake Tahoe Itinerary: 2 Days of Alpine Bliss

A weekend in Tahoe is a great opportunity for adventure and relaxation. What a wonderful opportunity for magnificent landscapes and happy memory-making! Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe spans across 2 states, California and Nevada. It is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide, and has 72 miles of shoreline. It is the deepest … Read more Your Perfect Weekend in Lake Tahoe Itinerary: 2 Days of Alpine Bliss

17 Magical Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter for Non Skiers

Ah, Lake Tahoe: one of the most beautiful lakes in California and in the world! Tahoe is the deepest lake in California and Nevada and 2nd deepest (Crater Lake in Oregon is number one) in the country. It is 22 miles long, 12 miles wide, and has 72 miles of shoreline to enjoy, from rocky … Read more 17 Magical Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Winter for Non Skiers

30 Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Winter: Hikes, Closures, + Activities

As the other articles on this site about Yosemite describe, it is known that Yosemite is truly a treasure of America and the planet. From high alpine hiking to amazing scenery, Yosemite is a dream. It is a place of stories and lore. It is brimming with a rich history from its original Native American … Read more 30 Useful Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Winter: Hikes, Closures, + Activities

30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)

View of the foliage of Yosemite in fall with half dome in the distance on the Merced River

Yosemite National Park is open all year long, and each season offers something unique. Fall is an especially great time to visit the park as it will contain fewer crowds and ample opportunities for leaf-peeping (California has some great fall foliage!). Things begin to quiet down. The beauty is still, and always, mindblowing. Here are … Read more 30 Essential Things to Know Before Visiting Yosemite in Fall (Including Fall Hikes!)