21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

Calling all Yosemite first-timers! Have you always dreamt of exploring Yosemite National Park?? Yosemite is a bucket list destination for so many people and when you are finally able to travel to this glorious park, you need to be armed with all of the knowledge you can to max out your stay!  Read ahead for … Read more 21 First Time in Yosemite Travel Tips: What to Know Before Your First Trip!

12 Best Yosemite Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals INSIDE the National Park

Are you trying to plan the perfect Yosemite escape, but a little lost at sea when it comes to picking where to stay in Yosemite? Unlike other national parks in the US, Yosemite actually has an abundance of excellent rental homes inside the national park, and all types of accommodations: from stand-alone cabins to studio … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Airbnbs & Vacation Rentals INSIDE the National Park

12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

Yosemite Valley – just the name alone conjures up images of magnificent views, taller than belief granite walls, and thundering waterfalls. Even a single day in Yosemite Valley will show you that Yosemite lives up to its reputation as a premier national park! Every year, nearly 5 million people visit Yosemite National Park. The park’s … Read more 12 Best Yosemite Valley Hikes for All Levels

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 Superb Places for Kayaking in Southern California

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Southern California’s dreamy coast and nearly endless sunshine sets the stage for ideal kayaking conditions! With plenty of beaches and lakes to choose from, visitors have a wide range of sublime SoCal kayaking launch sites! Paddling through the state’s popular regions, visitors can get a glimpse of sea life, natural landscapes, and the coastline firsthand.  … Read more 13 Superb Places for Kayaking in Southern California

Where to Go Camping in Orange County (Both Beaches & Backcountry!)

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Orange County is home to first-class beaches, incredible nature reserves, and stunning landscapes that emphasize California’s intrinsic beauty. Apart from the cities, theme parks, and developing infrastructure that people often associate with Orange County, the region’s fantastic weather and unique environment make the county an enticing destination. Arguably the best way to experience the county’s … Read more Where to Go Camping in Orange County (Both Beaches & Backcountry!)

How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

Santiago Peak, also referred to as Saddleback Mountain, is Orange County’s highest summit. It’s also one of the most scenic and worthwhile hikes in Orange County! The mountain, located in Cleveland National Forest and amongst the Santa Ana mountain range, overlooks South Orange County and the Los Angeles Basin with incredible city views and steep, … Read more How to Hike Santiago Peak, the Tallest Mountain in Orange County

Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

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The fall is a wonderful time full of fun traditions to welcome the harvest season and begin the countdown until winter and winter holidays. Many families or groups of friends include pumpkin picking or a visit to the pumpkin patch as part of their fall-time traditions. This is one of the best activities that is … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Los Angeles: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking In & Near LA

Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern California: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking Near San Francisco

Northern California is well known for its Gold Country towns and its quaintly charming cities that hold onto overtones of yesteryear! Fall is Northern California’s best time of year, one where the beautiful weather shines. Trust me, you will never regret visiting this picturesque part of the state in the fall, and if you’re local … Read more Best Pumpkin Patches in Northern California: Where to Go Pumpkin Picking Near San Francisco

11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!

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Southern California is not often thought of as a location for farming or orchards — but the ample opportunities for apple picking in Southern California will prove that wrong! People more commonly associate Southern California with beaches, Los Angeles, and Hollywood stars — not outdoor adventure, hikes, or agriculture. While these attractions are all valuable … Read more 11 Perfect Places to Go Apple Picking in Southern California: Orchards, Farms + U-Pick Apples!