The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Every year, from the end of November to the middle of December, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair descends on the Cow Palace Exhibition Hall, south of San Francisco. This event is a ton of fun for the whole family as the hall transforms into mid-1800s London, complete with shops, bars, entertainment, and performers. It’s something […]

Westin St. Francis in San Francisco’s Union Square

Disclosure: This stay was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Westin St. Francis is a historic hotel in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square that has the fun historic charm with all of the modern amenities you have come to expect from luxury hotels. I got a chance to spend […]

Christmas in San Francisco: 15 Things to Do for the Holidays

Each year around Christmas I like to go an explore all of the new Christmas related attractions you can find throughout the state. While in the previous years I have focused most of my time on Christmas in Southern California, this year I headed up to San Francisco and tried to find all of the […]

Museum of Broken Relationships in Los Angeles

While Los Angeles is undoubtedly full of unique museums, the Museum of Broken Relationships on Hollywood Boulevard is certainly one of the most interesting. This museum is in the shadow of famous tourist spots like the wax museum, Ripleys Believe It or Not and even Mann’s Chinese Theater. It focuses on the issues that affect […]

Lukens Lake on Tioga Pass in Yosemite National Park

Lukens Lake is one of the easiest high altitude lakes to access in the high country of Yosemite. This lake is less than a mile hike each direction, and it is one of the most peaceful and relaxing areas you can access on Tioga Pass Road. Here is all the information on this spot. Details […]

Napa Valley Guide: Exploring Yountville, St Helena, Calistoga & Napa

For over a century, the Napa Valley region of Northern California has been a popular attraction, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors a year from all over the world. The wine region is one of the most famous in the United States and the small cities that make up the Napa Valley have a lot […]

Napa City Guide: Restaurants, Wineries, Art & Bike Rides

The city of Napa is the gatekeeper to the famous Napa Valley, that people travel from all over the world to visit. The downtown area of Napa city itself has gone through a massive revival over the last decade though and has become its own destination for people to see. I got a chance to […]

9/11 Memorial Garden in Downtown Napa

While exploring Downtown Napa, one of the places I was surprised to find in the heart of the city was a beautifully crafted 9/11 Memorial Garden that featured actual steel from the Twin Towers. Established in 2013, and created by the Napa-based artist Gordon Huether, this is a peaceful place in the city to visit and […]

Gordon Huether Art Studio in Napa

Gordon Huether is a famous artist based in Napa that does large-scale installation pieces for schools, corporations, cities, etc.  His pieces are incredibly impressive, and you may have even seen a few around the USA at an airport or park. He was the one that made the 9/11 memorial in downtown Napa which is well […]

Downtown Napa Art Walk

Over the past two decades, the downtown area of Napa has gone through a massive revolution. With the construction they put in place to stop the historic flooding in the area, it turned the riverfront part of Downtown Napa into a beautiful space you can both walk and bike ride along. One of the best […]