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Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Inn at the Presidio is a fantastic hotel located in an old historic building … [Read More...]

Featured Trip

Lodge at the Presidio in San Francisco

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Lodge at the Presidio is the newest hotel in San Francisco’s Presidio park. … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Mendocino Coast Guide: Exploring the Best Spots in Fort Bragg, Mendocino & Point Arena

Mendocino County is one of my favorite places in Northern California. The entire area is a coastal wonderland with lots of amazing views, great places to eat, beautiful state parks to explore and even a strong wine producing region. While I could talk about each of these places alone, a true visit to the Mendocino […]

Mendocino Headlands State Park Bluffs Hiking Trail

The Mendocino Coast of Northern California is a beautiful area with many amazing coastal views and places to explore. If you haven’t spent much time in the area though, then I highly recommend that your first experience is walking the 2-3 mile trail along the Mendocino Headlands. This trail can be as long or as […]

B. Bryan Preserve: Conservation and Giraffe Kisses in Point Arena

B. Bryan Preserve is a conservation group that works to preserve African hoof stock along California’s northern coast. The ranch has tours that you can take to see the animals and the property daily. The highlight of these tours is the opportunity to feed the giraffes at the end, including getting a “giraffe kiss” where […]

Pacific Star Winery in Fort Bragg

I don’t often write about wineries outside of the major wine regions, but Pacific Star is one of the most beautiful winery properties I have been to in California, so it deserves mention here. This winery, about 20 minutes north of Fort Bragg, is situated right on the cliffs and has fantastic coastal views that […]

Little River Inn: Oceanside Hotel on the Mendocino Coast

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. Situated above Van Damme Beach in the town of Little River (south of Mendocino), Little River Inn is an awesome, historic building that houses an upscale hotel. The hotel features a golf course, tennis courts, spa and restaurant and I got […]

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Historic Park

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a beautiful old lighthouse on the Northern California coast that is still on active duty. The lighthouse is open to the public daily on a short half mile walk from the parking area. On the bottom floor there is even a small museum, and there are other houses you can tour […]

Russian River Gulch State Park Waterfall Trail

Russian River Gulch State Park is a beautiful park in the Mendocino area. It has coastal bluffs, a sinkhole and a great trail to a waterfall. We got the opportunity to hike there a few weeks back, and it was a fun experience with shaded trails and fantastic views. The waterfall hike is one of […]

The Inn at Newport Ranch in Fort Bragg

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. As I travel around California, I am always looking for fun and unique places to stay in the state. The Inn at Newport Ranch was one of those places. Ever since I first heard about it eight months ago, I have […]

Riding the Skunk Train and Visiting the Model Train Museum in Fort Bragg

I love trains; they are one of my favorite things to photograph and to ride. I have ridden many of California’s famous trains, but I’ve never had the chance to ride the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg until a few weeks ago. This train is one of the most recognized in California, and it goes […]

Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. If you haven’t been to Mendocino, then be sure to add it to your list. It’s a special place with a relaxed vibe, beautiful views and lots of adventures to be had. During our time there we stayed at Brewery Gulch […]

Riding the Skunk Train Railbikes in Fort Bragg

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me a photo of the new railbikes that run on the Skunk Train tracks in Mendocino. These unique “bikes” feature four large wheels that match up with the train tracks and two seats […]

Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail is a short, less than a mile trail in Mammoth Lakes that takes you to the ruins of a once “somewhat successful” mining district. This area was used from the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s, and it ended up producing a little over $100,000. Today you can walk through […]

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