How to Make the Most of One Day in Death Valley: A Quick Itinerary

Death Valley’s extreme temperatures and ethereal landscape make it one of the most alluring National Parks in the country. From waterfalls to desert dunes, Death Valley National Park has many places to visit and explore, even if you only have one day in Death Valley. Pre-planning and doing your best to stay on schedule is … Read more How to Make the Most of One Day in Death Valley: A Quick Itinerary

Quick Guide to Sonoma Coast State Park: 9 Best Hikes & Beaches

California is home to a jaw-dropping number of state parks — 280, in fact, one of the largest state parks systems in all of the country. Each offers something spectacular, but one particularly special park to my heart is Sonoma Coast State Park. It’s, quite simply, absolutely stunning. This gorgeous state park stretches from 4 … Read more Quick Guide to Sonoma Coast State Park: 9 Best Hikes & Beaches

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

All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

desert landscapes of the salton sea

If you’ve ever seen the Val Kilmer movie, titled The Salton Sea, my guess is you aren’t reading this because you decided, yes that’s a place I’d like to go visit! Now that I’ve scared you and filled your next Friday night with a really memorable movie, let me tell you a little bit about … Read more All The Weird & Wonderful Things to Do at the Salton Sea

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

Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The summit of Mt Whitney is on every adventurer’s bucket list of epic hikes in California — and the world.  Sitting proudly at 14,505 ft, Mt Whitney is the tallest peak in the lower 48 states. There is a decent amount of planning involved when committing to this 22-mile hike, which has a total elevation … Read more Climbing Mt Whitney in A Day (Or Two): Hiking the Mt Whitney Trail

The Best Tahoe Beaches: 10 Pristine Beaches in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in Northern California and is a common destination for water sports, vacationing, and boating. While Lake Tahoe may be more known for its winter activities and its mountains, visiting Tahoe in summer is a fantastic choice as well, as you can truly enjoy Lake Tahoe beaches … Read more The Best Tahoe Beaches: 10 Pristine Beaches in Lake Tahoe

6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

Twilight over Pinnacle Rock Formations. Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, USA.

Travelers come from miles around to see the rocks in Pinnacles National Park. And these rocks are worth the trip! The reddish-brown rock spires (for which the park is named) were created in a volcano millions of years ago and now stand tall throughout the park, creating a unique swath of land in Central California … Read more 6 Great Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

If you’re in the San Diego area and looking for an adventurous hike near San Diego, you’re in luck — we’ve gathered 10 great hikes here! San Diego is known as “America’s Finest City” for a reason — the hiking trails! While it’s actually known for its beautiful beaches and predictably perfect weather, San Diego’s … Read more 10 Breathtaking Hikes In & Near San Diego

Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route

The High Sierra Trail is a stunning trek through Sequoia National Park into the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. You’ll pass high elevation lakes, amble along rushing rivers and lush meadows, and finally end your hike on top of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the Lower 48. The High Sierra Trail, or the HST, was … Read more Complete Guide to Hiking the High Sierra Trail: Permits, Gear, and Trail Route