Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco

Disclosure: Tickets were provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Museum of Ice Cream has become an incredibly popular tourist attraction in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Known for its photo areas set up for Instagram shots, I was a little wary that it would not be my cup of tea, […]

Angel Island State Park: Hiking the Perimeter Trail

Angel Island State Park is located only 30 minutes boat ride from the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco, yet many people who live and visit the San Francisco area have never been. I went for the first time in late 2018, and it was an incredible island with tons of hiking trails and history […]

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 hills to the popular weekend playground of Lake Tahoe. While many people breeze through this ride, I wanted to give you some places you could stop if […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marshall’s Beach: An Epic San Francisco’s Sunset Spot

San Francisco is a city that is full of amazing places for photography. However, when I am asked what my favorite spot is in the city, it is hard for me to not default to Marshall’s Beach. This small stretch of sand on the southwest side of the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the […]

Twin Peaks: One of San Francisco’s Best Views

While visiting San Francisco, you will no doubt notice the giant radio tower that is situated up on the hill southwest of the city. This area is known as Twin Peaks, and it is a favorite spot for photography and for just getting a great view of the city. It is not as easy to […]