12 Superb Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Summer

If you are looking for the perfect summer getaway, look no further than Lake Tahoe.  This crystal blue alpine lake sits high in the Sierra Nevada mountains, surrounded by towering Ponderosa pines, white fir, and quaking aspen trees.  It is one of the largest alpine lakes in the world, and certainly one of the most … Read more 12 Superb Things to Do in Lake Tahoe in Summer

Best Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park: Guide + Insider Tips

Joshua Tree, California, is one of those travel destinations that reminds you of an old western movie or even a trip to Mars. The small but exciting town has plenty of restaurants, shops, art galleries, and museums. On your way to Joshua Tree, you’ll drive through sun-drenched rolling hills and eventually emerge into a vast, … Read more Best Things to Do in Joshua Tree National Park: Guide + Insider Tips

17 Beautiful Instagram Spots in Joshua Tree

If you’re planning a trip to Joshua Tree, be sure to bring your camera along! This charming part of the California desert will inspire you in ways you never though possible: the way the light plays in the desert, the unique Joshua trees like something out of a Dr. Seuss novel, the brilliant candy-pink sunsets … Read more 17 Beautiful Instagram Spots in Joshua Tree

7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!

Drive a little over four hours north of San Francisco and you’ll arrive in Mount Shasta – an enchanted city at about 3,600 feet above sea level in Siskiyou County. Known for the massive volcano of the same name, Mount Shasta is a popular attraction for outdoor enthusiasts across the nation. While mountaineers travel to … Read more 7 Best Hikes Near Mt Shasta: Hiking Trails For All Levels!

The 9 Epic National Parks in California (+ 45 Can’t-Miss Sights)

At current writing (August 2020), the United States has 62 National Parks. And here’s an idea of how beautiful California is: while spending time in California, you can visit over 10% of the entire U.S.’ national parks! The nine National Parks within the California borders offer very diverse ecological settings. Take time to explore the … Read more The 9 Epic National Parks in California (+ 45 Can’t-Miss Sights)

One Day in Yosemite National Park: Itinerary for a Quick Day Trip

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

13 Things to Do in Point Reyes: Complete Travel Guide + Tips

Just a short day trip away from San Francisco, you can enjoy the beautiful Point Reyes National Seashore.  Drive a leisurely 1 hour north on Highway 101 to Manzanita, then continue north on CA-1 to Olema, where you will find the park entrance. Even though it is just a short drive, you may want to … Read more 13 Things to Do in Point Reyes: Complete Travel Guide + Tips

17 Incredible California Waterfalls Worth the Hike (+ Trail Info)

The Golden State is famous for many things — its sky-scraping sequoias, its awe-inspiring mountains, its stunning beaches — but for some reason, people forget about all the beautiful waterfalls in California. Sure, McWay Falls in Big Sur may come to mind, but there are several hidden gem waterfalls in California few people know about … Read more 17 Incredible California Waterfalls Worth the Hike (+ Trail Info)

11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

Whether you’re a born-and-raised Californian or visiting Northern California for vacation, you can’t help but feel awe every time you’re in the presence of a mighty redwood. Redwoods are some of the tallest trees in the world, and some can live to two or three thousand years old. While you can indeed find a few … Read more 11 Best Redwoods Near San Francisco

15 Best Beaches in Southern California

Looking for the best beaches in Southern California? While there are quite literally hundreds of SoCal beaches to choose from, I’ve selected 15 of the best. These beaches are all located within an hour or two of Los Angeles or San Diego, making them easy day trips from virtually all major metropolitan areas in Southern … Read more 15 Best Beaches in Southern California