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San Francisco to Mendocino: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

Driving from San Francisco to Mendocino is one of the longer drives you can do on PCH. While the miles itself are not overly long the drive is on a lot of really … [Read More...]

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Patrick Point State Park: Wedding Rock & Sumeg Indian Village

Patrick Point State Park is a park dedicated to recreating and preserving the Native American history in this part of Northern California. They have a recreated … [Read More...]

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Glass Beach in Fort Bragg: Where the Ocean Took Trash and Gave Back Beauty

Ever since I started this blog I have always wanted to visit Glass Beach. The way that the small pieces of sea glass wash up on the shore made it onto my California bucket list and has not left. Maybe this is why, while it was awesome, it did not live up to my expectations. I […]

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Trees of Mystery: Giant Paul Bunyan, Crazy Trees and a Gondola Ride

File this under one of the best road trip spots I have ever seen. From the minute it comes into view, the 60 foot Paul Bunyan statue and his 30 foot ox sidekick beckon the weary traveler to come sit at their feet and hear their tales. I have seen these statues before and I was […]

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Hensel’s Seafood and Deli: Best Fish Tacos Ever

In the small coastal town of Crescent City sits one of the best fish taco places I have ever been to in my entire life. The spot itself is literally the size of a small motor home and it has three stools to eat at. To me this adds to the charm though as you […]

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Fern Canyon: A Majestic Hike in Northern California

Lets get this out there in the beginning, Fern Canyon is one of the best 1 mile hikes you can do anywhere in California, if not the entire United States. It is a cornucopia of lush plant life, a slow-moving stream and a canyon that has been featured in movies ranging from The Lost World to Tree of […]

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Trinidad Head Lighthouse Memorial

In the small fishing village of Trinidad, the entire town is a National Landmark, sits a small but beautiful lighthouse. This lighthouse was moved off the hill nearby it to its current location and overlooks stunning coastline while it stands as a serene monument. It is a great 15 minute stop during a road trip […]

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Death Valley National Park Travel Guide: Hiking, Camping, Food & Historical Sites

Death Valley National Park is one of the biggest parks in California by sheer size. It is desolate and hot with a beauty that beckons the adventurer to come and explore its majestic desert valley.  I have been on weekend trips and day trips here and to even get a taste of the massive park […]

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New Year’s Eve on the Queen Mary in Long Beach

I freely admit, I have never been one to do too much on New Years Eve. I always stay up to see the ball drop but usually it is in the comfort of my home. That being said, I have always wanted to go to the Queen Mary as a night on the famous cruise […]

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Founders Grove in the Avenue of the Giants

Located along the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California, Founders Grove is one of my favorite places I have ever been to in California. This short half mile hike has so much beautiful green moss and massive redwoods that its hard to want to leave at all. If you need more recommendations for the […]

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Pelican State Beach: Last Beach in California

As the Northernmost state beach in California, Pelican State Beach is a small, beautiful and eerie stretch of sand. It is located only 3 minutes drive from the Oregon border and with no sign leading to it and a road that looks like it hasn’t been maintained in year it is a remote but beautiful place to […]

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Hot Springs Mountain Fire Lookout: Highest Point in San Diego County

Located right in the middle of the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation is the tallest mountain in San Diego County, Hot Springs Mountain. While it is pretty far away from San Diego city it is a worthy adventure to drive / hike to with a great old wooden fire lookout right at the top. The trail is somewhat hard to […]

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Pygmy Forest of Mini Trees in Van Damme State Park

Have you ever wanted to see a forest of 100-year-old trees less than a few feet tall? If you haven’t then you must check out the Pygmy Forest in Van Damme State Park. This coastal gem is a 1/4 mile, wheelchair accessible platform that winds its way through the mini forest and gets you up […]

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Shine Drive-Thru Tree in the Avenue of the Giants

While driving the Avenue of the Giants I saw a sign for a drive though tree and immediately pulled over. I had never done this before so it seemed like a fun picture to have. Side note, at the end of this trip I had driven through three trees though and it was still fun. […]

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