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Calistoga Food Guide: Where to Eat Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert

In the Northern part of Napa Valley, sits the small town of Calistoga. This town is brimming with hot springs, culture and unique spots to check out such as the … [Read More...]

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Phifer Pavitt Winery in Calistoga: The Most Beautiful Tasting Room You Will Ever See

When in the Napa Valley there is no shortage of massive wineries that you can visit. I even heard that there are over 500 in the valley itself now. The large … [Read More...]

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Jericho Canyon Vineyard: Caves and ATV Tours at a Calistoga Winery

Much like Phifer Pavitt, another small boutique winery in Calistoga, Jericho Canyon Vineyards is an appointment only winery that will give you a new appreciation for the work that wine makers do. With its labyrinth of caves, watchdog Molly that “patrols” the interior and its sublime tiered vines, this is one of those spots that […]

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Castello di Amorosa: The Castle Winery of Napa Valley

As the most visited winery in California, Castello di Amorosa is like an adult Disneyland in the North part of Napa Valley. This 107 room castle that took over 15 years to make is an incredible spot to visit and the hour and a half tour that takes you all over the castle is a […]

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Petrified Forest: The World’s Largest Petrified Trees

As one of the two unique spots in Calistoga, with the Old Faithful Geyser, the Petrified Forest is a great visit if you are in the area. I will be the first to admit that I didn’t fully understand petrified trees before my visit to this spot, but after seeing them I can appreciate how unique […]

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Calistoga Spa Hot Springs Hotel Review

During a recent trip to Napa Valley, I got the pleasure of staying in the beautiful small town of Calistoga. This town is built on a series of underground geothermal areas which lead to the creation of places like the Old Faithful Geyser, Indian Springs and the Calistoga Hot Springs becoming attractions. I was able […]

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Old Faithful Geyser of California: A Unique Attraction in Calistoga

In the city of Calistoga, North of Napa, sits a bunch of unique attractions such as Castello di Amorosa (the castle winery), Petrified Forrest and Old Faithful Geyser. I recommend going to each of these attractions if you have time, but the Old Faithful Geyser is definitely one of the better ones. I was initially worried […]

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Wild Willy’s Hot Spring Near Mammoth Lakes

If you are looking to explore a few hot springs on your trip up Highway 395 then be sure to set aside some time for exploration near Mammoth Lakes. Off Benton Crossing Rd there are no less than 6 different hot springs (probably more I don’t even know about) that you can drive / walk […]

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Hot Creek Geological Site: Boiling Bright Blue Water

If you are looking to explore a little bit of Yellowstone on Highway 395 then look no further then Hot Creek Geological Area off Hot Creek Hatchery Road. Only 15 minutes South of Mammoth and right across the road from Convict Lake this is an easy and free spot that you absolutely must visit.  Details […]

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Whoa Nellie Deli: Best Gas Station Food on Highway 395

If I was to tell you that a gas station has one of the best meals on Highway 395 you would probably think I was crazy right? Well, that is what I am saying, as a trip to the Whoa Nellie Deli at the base of Tioga Pass Road is one of the best places […]

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Law’s Railroad Museum: A Fantastic Step Back in Time

If you have driven up Highway 395 then you have no doubt seen the signs for Law’s Railroad Museum in Bishop. If you are anything like me though then you probably expected it to be a touristy trap that nickel and dimed you with a few historic items; however, this is completely wrong, Law’s is […]


Bodie State Historic Park: California’s Best Ghost Town

Bodie, California’s most historic and well-preserved ghost town, is just one of those spots that my writing cannot really add much to. I will tell you the main details in this post and how to get there, but pretty much this post will be photography documenting what I saw there and a huge recommendation to […]

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Copper Top BBQ: One of the Best BBQ Joints in Cali

I love BBQ and even though California isn’t often one of the spots you think of when you think about BBQ, we still have a ton of great spots like Phil’s and Salty’s. Thus when I heard that a small BBQ spot in Big Pine was on Yelp’s best restaurants of 2014 list as number one […]

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North Lake Tahoe Guide: Activities, Restaurants & Museums

Since I wrote about South Lake Tahoe last week in this post, I didn’t want North Lake Tahoe to feel left out. The North side of the lake is completely different then the South, it lacks the big cities and state parks but makes up for it with Squaw Valley and the amazing Truckee area. […]

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