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Tomales Point Hike: Seeing Tule Elk in Point Reyes National Seashore

Tomales Point, in the upper part of Point Reyes National Seashore, is one of the best hikes in the Bay Area. It has everything you could want in a hike: coastal … [Read More...]

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Chimney Rock Hike in Point Reyes National Seashore

Chimney Rock is a short 2-mile round trip hike in Point Reyes National Seashore. It is very popular, and while it is not one of my favorite places to explore, it is … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Point Reyes Lighthouse: One of California’s Most Beautiful Coastal Scenes

In my opinion, the Point Reyes Lighthouse is one of the most memorable and beautiful places you can see in California. I have wanted to go for years, to see this historic spot and to walk down the 300+ steps that take you to the lighthouse on the cliff. Due to how far from everything […]

Madrone Estate Winery: One of Sonoma’s Best

In Sonoma County there is no shortage of fantastic wineries to go to; however, for my money, Madrone is one of the areas best. Everything from the property to the people and of course the wine varietals, set this unique spot apart from the competition. Madrone is the third oldest winery in the area as […]

Sunflower Cafe: Great Breakfast in Sonoma Plaza

The historic Sonoma Plaza is home to some of the best food and drink spots in the area. I am a huge fan of restaurants like El Dorado Cafe and The Girl and the Fig but for breakfast, it is hard to beat the fast service and great location of Sunflower Caffe, here is all […]

Sonoma City Guide: Wine, Restaurants, History & Hiking

Sonoma is the closest wine region to San Francisco and is a city and county of extensive history and beauty. The historic Sonoma Plaza sits in the heart of downtown Sonoma and is surrounded by wine tasting rooms, eateries and a state park. I have only been to the area twice, but on both occasions, […]

The Girl and the Fig: Sonoma’s Top Eatery

The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma is one of the most popular eateries in the area and after going it is easy to see why. The restaurant has some of the best food I have had in a long time, and the atmosphere and service make it a fantastic way to have a fancy […]

Cottage Inn and Spa: A Beautiful Hotel in Downtown Sonoma

Located in the heart of downtown Sonoma, just blocks from the historic Sonoma Plaza, Cottage Inn and Spa is a fantastic place to spend a few days. From the moment you arrive at the quaint little hotel you will be taken care of. This includes warm pastries delivered to your door in the morning and […]

El Dorado Kitchen: Fantastic Sunday Brunch in Sonoma Plaza

Located inside a historic building and hotel in the Sonoma Plaza, El Dorado Kitchen is one of the cities best eateries. Whether it is a lovely brunch or a fancy dinner, there is something for everyone in this elegant yet modern upscale restaurant. Here is all the information so you can check it out for […]

Cornerstone Sonoma: Gardens, Shopping and Photography in Sonoma

Before heading to Sonoma, I had no idea about the fantastic spot that is Cornerstone Gardens in the south part of town. I had heard of the famous big blue chair (which is now orange), but I had no idea that the place it was situated in was such a fantastic place to eat, explore […]

Jack London State Historic Park: Wolf House, the Cottage, Silos & Museum

If you are looking for a place to hike and explore in the Sonoma Valley, then head over to the beautiful Jack London State Historic Park. Built on the property owned by the famous author, this park has miles of trails, lots of historic structures and tons to explore. Here is all the information on […]

Bishop / Mammoth Creek Hot Springs List Off Benton Creek Crossing Road

If you are looking for a fun adventure in the area between Bishop and Mammoth, then consider the vast array of hot springs that can be accessed within a short drive from the road. Sure there are more hot springs around the area than just these, but these are some of the most popular and […]

TKB Bakery & Deli: Cochella Valley’s Best Sandwich Spot

It is always funny to me to find a highly rated spot like this out in the middle of the California desert. TKB Bakery & Deli has been on the Yelp top 100 list for two years now, in 2015 it even ranked in the top ten, and that is high praise for a glorified […]

Ike’s Place: San Francisco’s Favorite Sandwich Shop

Ike’s Place in San Francisco is one of the most famous spots for food in the entire city. Located right in the heart of the Mission District, two blocks from Mission San Francisco, Ike’s Place truly is worth the long wait that will greet you and rave reviews. Here is all the information so you […]

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