Kayaking Oakland Estuary from Jack London Square with California Canoe & Kayak

Jack London Square is the central tourist area in downtown Oakland. Located right on the water, it has loads of restaurants and bars scattered around a four block radius. One of the most fun things you can do while exploring the square is to head over to California Canoe & Kayak to get out on […]

Ziplining in the Redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours

When you are in Santa Rosa, and you hear about a ziplining course that takes you through a redwood forest you can help but do it, right? My wife and I took the 40-minute drive from our hotel in Santa Rosa on an early fall morning and got there just in time for our 2.5-hour […]

Kayaking the Mouth of the Russian River in Jenner with Getaway Adventures

While staying in Santa Rosa or driving up Pacific Coast Highway, a nice paddle on the mouth of the Russian River is something everyone should try. This area is right along the ocean but blocked from the waves, so it allows you to have a peaceful few hours kayaking around the calm water with lots […]

Snorkeling with the Leopard Sharks in La Jolla

During the last few months of summer, leopard sharks descend on the cove of La Jolla for the warm water which helps them to speed up the birthing process. This is an amazing natural phenomenon and one that you can experience for yourself with a snorkel, if you feel like you can handle it. I […]

Kayking La Jolla’s Sea Caves with Everyday California

California is full of awesome places to explore, but one of the funniest water adventures you can have in Southern California is kayaking in the La Jolla Cove. I have done this four times now, both with a group and on my own and each time I saw something new. This particular experience was with […]

Kayaking Around Coronado & the Coronado Bridge

If you are taking some time to explore Coronado Island, then one of the best ways to do that is to get out on the water and see it from an entirely new angle. On a recent trip I made it my goal to take a kayak and go under the Coronado Bridge, so if […]

Kayaking on Lake Lodi and Mokelumne River with Headwater Kayaks

One of the best things to do in Lodi is to rent a few kayaks and get out on the water. The Mokelumne River feeds the Lodi Lake, and it has miles and miles of waterways that you can travel, each bend with new spots to explore. I got a chance to set out on […]

OUE Skyspace: Glass Slide & Open Air Observation Deck in Los Angeles

Much like Chicago and New York before it, Los Angeles now has its very own observation deck so you can experience the city from above. The deck is 70 floors up, and it provides unparalleled views of Los Angeles and the area surrounding it. I got a chance to check it out opening weekend, and it […]

Biking to Wineries in Yountville with Napa Valley Bike Tours

If you are looking for a unique way to get active while in the Napa Valley, while still trying some fantastic wines, I would recommend considering a bike tour. Whether self-guided or with a group, biking through Yountville and exploring the region and its many trails makes for a great half or full day adventure. […]

Hot Air Balloon Ride with Napa Valley Aloft in Yountville

While in Yountville, one of the activities that I really wanted to do was riding a hot air balloon over the valley. I found a company called Napa Valley Aloft and booked tickets for a sunrise ride with my wife and I. It was a great experience with beautiful views and a unique perspective, here […]