Yosemite National Park is a place so special that famed California conservationist John Muir himself said “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” Truly, everywhere you look in Yosemite National Park greets you with a jaw-dropping view, and it’s near impossible to find … Read more Exactly Where to Find the 12 Best Views in Yosemite
Whether you enjoy camping lakeside, within the redwood grove, above volcanically active areas, or with just a magnificent view, camping in Northern California offers tons of attractive campgrounds with plentiful amenities. Those looking to camp along the rugged Northern California coastline have a lot of sites to choose from, but Russian Gulch State Park has … Read more 9 Perfectly Located Campgrounds in Northern California
One of the most magical feelings in the world is getting to watch whales in their natural environment. Whether it’s the feeling of seeing them spout off in the ocean from your position on the shore or getting to see them up close and personal from a small boat tour, whale watching in California is … Read more 5 Wonderful Places for Whale Watching in California: Tips, Seasons, + More!
This national park is one of extremes. Home to two of the world’s hottest temperatures ever recorded, its lowest point sits at 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is so named for being inhospitable yet beautiful, located in a desolate area of Eastern California in the Northern Mojave Desert. Death Valley is similar in … Read more Weekend in Death Valley: Your Perfect 2 Days in Death Valley Itinerary
In 1864, Yosemite National Park technically became the world’s first National Park. President Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias by creating a public trust with the state of California. He did so to keep it free from exploitation, as he understood the undeniable perfection of this scenery. Since then, … Read more Hidden Gems in Yosemite: 5 Secret Spots With No Crowds
Beautiful. Awe-inspiring. Impressive. There are no better words to describe a traveler’s feelings when they first approach Yosemite Valley and its majestic waterfalls. Yosemite National Park is home to giant sequoia forests, stunning granite landscapes, and towering beautiful waterfalls — including a record-breaker! Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America at 2,425 feet … Read more One Day in Yosemite National Park: Itinerary for a Quick Day Trip