8 Things to do in Yosemite Valley in the Winter

Yosemite National Park is one of the most amazing places in California. Each season the park changes and shows a different side of itself, with winter being one of my personal favorite times to visit. Here are some of my favorite things to do in the winter in Yosemite and let me know what I […]

How to Experience Yosemite National Park’s Firefall

Yosemite National Park’s Firefall is probably the most popular natural phenomenon that happens each year in the park. This “event” usually occurs during the last two weeks of February each year, but it is dependent on the water levels feeding the seasonal Horsetail Falls and having a clear sky so that the sun can reflect […]

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 right in the middle of San Francisco’s Presidio Park and with all of the modern conveniences you have come to expect from upscale hotels. While the Lodge […]

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. This beautiful old building has been meticulously renovated to maintain that historic charm but provide a relaxing experience in the city. I got a chance to stay here […]

Captain Jacks Stronghold in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is a popular location for caving in Northern California, but it also holds a lot of historical significance too, mainly related to the Native American population and their interactions with the settlers in the area. One of the primary historic points of interest is in the Captain Jack’s Stronghold area and here […]

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 is to visit Big Painted Cave and Symbol Bridge which have cave paintings and pictographs that adorn a few of the walls. Here is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mitchell Caverns Tour in Mojave National Preserve

The Mitchell Caverns in Providence State Park are one of the only show caves in Southern California. They finally reopened after being closed for over five years, and if you haven’t explored them, do it now. The caves are only accessible via a guided tour that happens two days a week and is hard to […]

Maritime Museum of San Diego: Exploring Old Ships in San Diego Bay

Located in the bay, right near downtown San Diego, the San Diego Maritime Museum is one of my favorite places to explore in the city. This museum comprises 8 – 10 different boats that you can board and traverse, much like the Maritime Historical Park in San Francisco. The boats range from a submarine and […]