11 Cool Things to Do in Duncans Mills, CA

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If you’re on a quest to visit the most charming Northern California small towns, the tiny hamlet of Duncans Mills, CA ought to be on your list! This small town, home to a population of under 200 people, is a charming addition to any Sonoma County getaway. Its position along Highway 117 makes it a … Read more 11 Cool Things to Do in Duncans Mills, CA

17 Great Things to Do in Guerneville, CA

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Guerneville, California is one of my favorite small towns in Northern California. Beautiful location right on the Russian River, delicious restaurants, and gorgeous redwoods: what’s not to love? I’ve been to Guerneville more times than I can count, as Guerneville is the closest main town to my aunt’s rural Sonoma farmhouse. It’s where we go … Read more 17 Great Things to Do in Guerneville, CA

Hiking the Kortum Trail in Jenner: A Beautiful Sonoma Coast Trail

I’ve hiked a lot in California, but rarely have I found a trail as richly rewarding as the Kortum Trail in Jenner-by-the-Sea, California. Traversing four beautiful beaches, uncountable sea stacks, so many wildflowers and kinds of plant life, and mystical boulders and washed up redwoods, there’s nothing else quite like it on the coast. Best … Read more Hiking the Kortum Trail in Jenner: A Beautiful Sonoma Coast Trail

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

15 Beautiful Things to Do in Bodega Bay, CA

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Bodega Bay, California is one of the most beautiful places along the Sonoma Coast. Tucked away at the tail end of Sonoma Coast State Park, with the Pacific Coast Highway running right through the heart of town, it doesn’t get any more scenic than Bodega Bay. Its proximity to other beautiful Sonoma Coast destinations like … Read more 15 Beautiful Things to Do in Bodega Bay, CA

9 Joyful Things to Do in Jenner, CA

Jenner (also known as Jenner-by-the-Sea) is one of my favorite places in all of California. And yet so few people know it. This tiny town of 100-odd people is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and intriguing history in the state. Right on the mouth of the Russian River where it empties into … Read more 9 Joyful Things to Do in Jenner, CA

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