16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite is arguably California’s most iconic National Park! With its towering granite walls, crystal clear lakes, and tremendous giant sequoias, it’s no wonder Yosemite was chosen as America’s first protected wilderness area under the 1864 Yosemite Valley Grant Act. The park stretches more than 1,100 square miles and is larger than the state of Rhode … Read more 16 Thrilling Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF

One of my favorite places to visit in the Bay Area is the charming redwood-covered town of Mill Valley. Best known as the home base of Muir Woods National Monument, one of the most beautiful redwood forests near San Francisco, Mill Valley is a charming village oasis full of cute galleries and shops, tasty restaurants, … Read more 13 Marvelous Things to Do in Mill Valley, CA: A Great Day Trip from SF

17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

Hiking in California offers a little bit of everything, promising something for for everyone. The landscape is wild and rugged and changes in the blink of an eye: you’ll find both the lowest point in North America and the highest point in the Lower 48 less than a hundred miles apart. In the North, bewitching … Read more 17 Best Hikes in California for All Levels of Hikers

Where to Stay in Lake Arrowhead: Airbnbs & Cabins for All Budgets and Tastes

We’ve already established that Lake Arrowhead is one of the best destinations to visit in Southern California for a lakeside getaway, whether in winter or summer (or fall or spring, for that matter!). We covered all the great things there are to do in Lake Arrowhead here, as well as recommendations for where to eat, … Read more Where to Stay in Lake Arrowhead: Airbnbs & Cabins for All Budgets and Tastes

15 Solvang Airbnbs & Airbnbs in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

If you’re planning a wine country vacation near Santa Barbara, rest easy: we’ve gathered the best Airbnbs in the Santa Ynez Valley, perfect for your wine tasting getaways! The heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country is called the Santa Ynez Valley. The wineries are centered around Solvang and Los Olivos. In this post on where … Read more 15 Solvang Airbnbs & Airbnbs in Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country

Sonoma Airbnb Ideas: 11 Charming Airbnbs in Sonoma County

Vineyards stretched along rolling hills, foggy and mysterious coastlines, winding rivers hugged by redwoods: Sonoma County has it all. I’ve spent so much time exploring Sonoma County and its many small towns, from Sebastopol to Guerneville to Monte Rio to Jenner to Healdsburg to Occidental and perhaps another half-dozen towns in between. It’s my favorite … Read more Sonoma Airbnb Ideas: 11 Charming Airbnbs in Sonoma County

7 Best Sea Ranch Airbnbs for a Beautiful Stay Along the PCH

Sea Ranch has a special place in my heart. It’s located right along my favorite highway in the world, the PCH, and I have many fond memories of going up to Sea Ranch with a group of friends from high school and staying at a friend’s vacation rental there. Time always seemed to slow down … Read more 7 Best Sea Ranch Airbnbs for a Beautiful Stay Along the PCH

Joshua Tree Glamping: 11 Yurts, Airstreams, Stargazing Domes, & Luxury Tents You’ll Love

What’s the best way to experience Joshua Tree? As close to nature as possible! We absolutely love Joshua Tree, and we’ve written a lot about its epic photo spots and crafted perfect one-day and two-day itineraries for visiting the park, as well as a complete guide to visiting the park. But if you don’t know … Read more Joshua Tree Glamping: 11 Yurts, Airstreams, Stargazing Domes, & Luxury Tents You’ll Love

10 Perfect Paso Robles Airbnbs for a Wine Country Getaway

Paso Robles is famous for its wineries, breweries, and wealth of outdoor activities to enjoy. Close to San Luis Obispo and not a far detour from the beloved Pacific Coast Highway, Paso Robles is an easy getaway from Los Angeles or Santa Barbara, and frankly, it’s a destination worth traveling to from anywhere in California … Read more 10 Perfect Paso Robles Airbnbs for a Wine Country Getaway

The 10 Best Mendocino Airbnbs for a Cottage Getaway

A picturesque cabin house in Mendocino with birds of paradise orange flowers overlooking a cliff with blue ocean beneath it

Whale watching, world-class wines, windswept lighthouses, and winding rivers: is it any wonder that Mendocino is one of our top choices for a weekend getaway from San Francisco? Located 4 hours north of San Francisco on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, Mendocino is an obvious stop for road trippers heading north along the PCH as … Read more The 10 Best Mendocino Airbnbs for a Cottage Getaway