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San Simeon Point Trail on the Central CA Coast

San Simeon Point is a trail that starts from the beach across the street from Hearst Castle. This beautiful area features a historic pier and a few buildings from … [Read More...]

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Big Painted Cave & Symbol Bridge in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is rich in Native American history as the area was significant to the Modoc People. One of the best ways to see this history in the park … [Read More...]

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15 Things to Do in Siskiyou

Siskiyou County is located in northern California, from the town of Dunsmuir all the way up to the Oregon border, and there are a ton of places to explore in the area. Everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and trains can be seen along this stretch of Highway 5. While I have not done […]

Indian Well Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument has so many different types of caves to explore that you can pick which ones you want to see based on the time of year and the unique possibility’s each cave offers. Indian Well Cave is one of the best to visit in the winter time, as it has a great […]

Ovis Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Ovis Cave is on the cave loop in Lava Beds National Monument, and it is an excellent beginner cave in the park. At a short 216 feet, this cave can be experienced quickly, and it has an entrance and exit, so you don’t have to go back through the cave to get out. The two […]

Faery Falls Hike in Mt. Shasta

Mt Shasta is one of the most amazing areas for outdoor recreation in Northern California. There are so many waterfalls, hikes, lakes, and summits to explore in the area that I am always finding new ones. On a recent trip, I heard about Faery Falls which is near Lake Siskiyou. The hike is a short […]

Denny Bar Co. Distillery: Great Food & Drinks in Etna

Located in Etna, a small town about 45 minutes from Yreka, Denny Bar Co. Distillery is one of the best meals you will ever have in a town like this. The restaurant looks like something you would expect to see in Los Angeles or San Francisco, with a fun modern vibe that still maintains that […]

Railroad Park Resort: Sleeping in a Train Car in Dunsmuir

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. When traveling California, it is always a blast to stumble on unique places like this resort in the Dunsmuir / Mt. Shasta area. All of the rooms are caboose train cars that have been turned into full-fledged hotel rooms with a bed, heater, […]

Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey State Historic Park is a collection of important buildings right near Fishermans Wharf in Monterey. It is a fun way to spend an hour by walking around and visiting the dozen or so spots scattered around downtown Monterey. The hours vary, and usually some are open, some aren’t, but even when they are not open it […]

Old Fishermen’s Grotto: Awesome Clam Chowder in Monterey

While Cannery Row is the central area that people gravitate to in Monterey, the Old Fisherman’s Wharf is well worth the visit. It is mainly a collection of candy shops, restaurants, and bars, all with their own unique style and a few of which I often frequent. My favorite though has to be Fisherman’s Grotto. […]

Point Sur Lighthouse Tour in Big Sur

Ever since the first time I drove Highway 1 along the Big Sur coast, I have been intrigued by the small lighthouse on the hill that you see as you head north. The lighthouse is only accessible via a guided tour on the weekends though so it wasn’t until recently when I was finally in […]

Yosemite Falls Trail: Hiking to Upper Falls & Yosemite Point

Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America and one of the ten tallest in the world. Because of that, it is a popular destination in Yosemite Valley for hikers. If you are looking to make it to the top though, be prepared for grueling uphill and downhill to reach the summit but an amazing view […]

Garrapata State Park Rocky Ridge Trail in Big Sur

Garrapata State Park is technically part of Big Sur, even though it is located more on the Monterey coastline than on the Big Sur coastline. This state park has some amazing trails to beautiful beaches and views, but it is not well marked so you have to know what you are looking for or you […]

Andrew Molera State Park Beach Trail in Big Sur

Andrew Molera State Park is one of the first parks you will see when heading south into Big Sur from Monterey. While it does not have a lot of the stark coastline beauty that some of the other parks have, it is still a great place to get out and do a short hike to […]

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