Mount Tamalpais: Verna Dunshee Trail & Fire Lookout from East Peak

Mount Tamalpais is one of the tallest mountains in the San Francisco area, and it provides fantastic opportunities to view the surrounding region from above. It is also a favorite for photographers at the end of the summer as it is where you can get those fantastic views of the fog rolling in from above. […]

Muir Woods National Monument: Hiking the Bohemian Grove Trail

Muir Woods National Monument is a fantastic place to see redwood trees right near San Francisco. There are dozens of miles of trails and a couple incredible groves. That being said, it is also one of the busiest places to see redwoods in the entire state. I highly recommend you go, but just know that […]

Point Reyes Shipwreck: One of the Area’s Most Iconic Photography Spots

When visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore, one of the easiest and best places to see is the old shipwreck behind the Inverness Store. This shipwreck has become iconic in photographs over the last few years, and even though the back got burned in early 2016, it is still a fantastic place for photography. Here […]

Point Reyes Hostel: A Great & Cheap Place to Stay in the Park

When researching places to stay in Point Reyes, I kept coming across the HI Point Reyes Hostel. Having stayed in hostels a lot across Europe, I figured I should give an American hostel a try. Upon arriving, I knew it would be a good time when I came into the lobby and four people were […]

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 still an easy trail with nice coastal views. Here is all the information so you can check it out yourself. Details 2 miles […]

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 […]

Sol Food: Amazing Puerto Rican Cuisine in San Rafael

If you are looking for good ethnic food in the San Francisco area, you will be surprised to hear that one of the best places is actually not even in the city. Sol Food, located in San Rafael is consistently voted one of the cities best, and it is easy to see why when you […]

Mission San Rafael Arcángel: California’s 20th Mission

Mission San Rafael Arcángel is the second to last mission you will visit if you are heading north like I did on the El Camino Real. It was one of my least favorite missions on the trip though as it seemed like its preservation was more of an afterthought. When I went on a Saturday, […]

Cafe Reyes: Oysters & Wood Fired Pizza Outside Point Reyes National Seashore

Cafe Reyes, located on Pacific Coast Highway right outside of Point Reyes National Seashore, is a great spot for a meal if you are driving through or staying in the area. The pizza I had is one of the best I have ever had in California, and they have oysters fresh out of the bay […]

Point Reyes National Seashore Guide: Beaches, Elk, Seals & A Lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of the most beautiful spots near San Francisco for outdoor adventurers to explore. It is full of breathtaking views, history, and trails that always leave you wanting more. While I have not explored it as much as others, I have been a couple of times and every time I […]