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San Francisco to Lake Tahoe Road Trip Stops

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe is a popular road trip for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. The 3.5-hour drive takes you through California's capital and over the … [Read More...]

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17 Things to do in Palm Springs

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Point Bonita Lighthouse in San Francisco

Across the water from San Francisco in the Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse is a beautiful spot that is worth the somewhat tricky planning to get to. This lighthouse sits out on a rock and has a suspension bridge that allows visitors to get across, and the views from the lighthouse and the bridge are […]

Father Crowley Overlook: Where Jets Practice Flying through Star Wars Canyon

Death Valley National Park is full of exciting things to see like the rocks that move on their own and the lowest point in the USA; however, many people don’t know about Father Crowley Overlook on the western outskirts of the park. This vista point is a famous spot for fighter jets to test their […]

Big Bear’s Gold Fever Off Road Trail

Big Bear’s Gold Fever Trail is an 11-mile dirt road trail only accessible with a high clearance or 4WD car. It takes you through the beautiful Holcomb Valley, which used to be a thriving gold rush area in the mid-1800’s. While not much is left to see on the trail at many of the stops, […]

Backpacking in Lassen Volcanic National Park with Wild Beginnings Adventure Co

Lassen Volcanic National Park is one of least visited of California’s nine national parks, especially for people in Southern California. I hadn’t gotten a chance to spend much time there myself, so when my friend Wendy from Wild Beginning Adventure Company invited my wife and I to explore for three days, we jumped at the […]

26 Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego is a popular destination for tourists and Californians alike. This city has great weather pretty much year round, and it has a ton of amazing spots to explore, here are 26 of my favorites. Video If you want to see all of these recommendations in a video, check it out below. Balboa Park […]

Sand Harbor State Park in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is full of fantastic state parks, but Sand Harbor on the east side of the lake is probably my favorite of all of them for sunset. While this park is technically in Nevada, it’s looking at California the whole time, so I figured it worked for this site. There are a few small […]

Sugar Pine Point State Park in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is one of the best areas in California for state parks. Whether it’s Emerald Bay, D.L. Bliss, Sand Harbor or Sugar Pine Point, there is so much to explore along this beautiful stretch of California. Sugar Pine Point was one of the last parks I got a chance to see in Lake Tahoe, finally […]

24 Things to Do in San Francisco

San Francisco is a world-renowned city that is home to tons of popular tourist attractions. I have been there many times, and each time I go, I find something new to explore. This list includes some of my favorite hikes, viewpoints, tourist attractions and parks all over the city of San Francisco, check it out […]

17 Things to do in Lake Tahoe in the Summer

Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite areas in all of California. It is such a beautiful place in both the winter and the summer, but I prefer the summer since you can be out on the lake or hiking in the mountains. While this is not a complete list of spots to explore, it […]

Mendocino Botanical Gardens Near Fort Bragg

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are a fantastic place to explore in the town of Fort Bragg. While it may not look like much from the outside, the gardens are situated on 47 acres and feature many different types of flowers as well as a beautiful walking path that will take you all the way down […]

Hiking Big Hendy Grove in Hendy Woods State Park

Hendy Woods State Park is one of the many great spots to view coastal redwoods in the Mendocino County area of Northern California. I got a chance to hike the most popular trail in the park on my last visit there, and if you are driving on Highway 128, then you really should take an […]

Russian Gulch Headlands Trail in Mendocino

Russian Gulch State Park is one of my favorite areas in Northern California. The small park features beautiful coastal views, a waterfall, a sinkhole, and an impressive bridge. It is worth getting out and exploring as it has a little something for everyone. This trail is less than a mile round trip, and it is […]

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