How to Have a San Francisco Day Trip From Southern California via Plane

Want to a take a day trip from Southern California to San Francisco via plane? This post will show you how to do it and what it costs. The reason why I did it this way was that hotels were costly when I wanted to go, and Southwest has cheap direct flights, so I paid […]

Lembert Dome: Hiking Tuolumne Meadows Famous Granite Dome

When driving Tioga Pass through Tuolumne Meadows, one of the most impressive features of the landscape is the large granite slab that sits right next to the meadow known as Lembert Dome. I have driven by it many times and always wondered what it would be like to look out from the top, so on […]

Rubicon Trail Hike: D.L. Bliss to Emerald Bay State Park

The Rubicon Trail in South Lake Tahoe connects two of the most beautiful state parks in all of California, D.L. Bliss, and Emerald Bay. For years I have wanted to hike this trail, but since I do not get to Tahoe as much as I would like, it has taken me a while to finally complete […]

Cascade Falls Hike in South Lake Tahoe

Cascade Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the South Lake Tahoe area when it is flowing. You can see it in the distance when you make the drive to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay, and it is surprisingly quick to hike there as well. The trail is only 1.5 miles round […]

Cave Rock: Best Sunset Spot in South Lake Tahoe

If you are looking for one of the best sunset views in all of South Lake Tahoe, then look no further then Cave Rock. This spot is popular with the locals, and for good reason, as it is a fantastic place that is easy to access and that provides an 180-degree view of the lake. Here is […]

The Landing Resort & Spa in South Lake Tahoe

Located only a stone’s throw from Heavenly Village and the casinos of South Lake Tahoe, The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa feels like it is worlds away. This luxury hotel, situated right next to the lake is full of amenities, a fantastic restaurant and is a great home away from home in South Lake Tahoe. […]

Jimmy’s Restaurant at The Landing Resort in South Lake Tahoe

When writing about hotels and their restaurants, I don’t generally split them apart, but Jimmy’s in South Lake Tahoe was so good that I couldn’t help but write a post solely about it. Even if you are not staying at The Landing Resort & Spa, if you are looking for a nice romantic dinner in […]

Hotel Azure in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe has no shortage of hotels to choose from when you visit; for me though, I like the places that feel more quaint over the large casino hotels. You will usually find me at a place like Hotel Azure or The Landing Resort when I visit South Lake Tahoe. Hotel Azure is a […]

Lower Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park

Eagle Falls is a set of waterfall tiers that eventually cascade down into the creek that runs into Emerald Bay. This post is specifically about the short spur that leaves from near the Emerald Bay Visitor Center and goes to Lower Eagle Falls. It is a short .3 miles if you leave from there, but […]

Codmother Fish & Chips in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city for food, with fantastic restaurants and street vendors on virtually every corner. One recent spot that has been able to carve itself a small little slice of that pie though is the fantastic permanent food truck known as Codmother. When I first heard about it, I was a little weary […]