Snowshoeing to Middle McCloud Falls

McCloud Falls is a three-tiered waterfall that you can hike or drive to easily during the summer. During the winter, however, the road is not plowed, and these waterfalls are only accessible via snowshoe. This adds a few miles to get to each of the falls, but it also makes for an amazing and almost […]

Phantom Falls Hike in North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

Phantom Falls is a seasonal waterfall in Oroville, California that is incredibly unique in the way the small creek feeds an impressive and tall waterfall. Add to this that Phantom Falls is one of three waterfalls you can see on the hike and you have the recipe for a pretty amazing adventure. Do note that […]

12 Things to do in Cambria: Restaurants, Hikes, Beaches & More

This post is sponsored by Visit Cambria. All opinions are my own. Cambria is one of my favorite towns on the central coast and one I recommend often when people are looking for a relaxed weekend. While there are lots of great things to do all around Cambria (such as the excellent access to Big […]

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 […]

Yankee Jim’s Bridge in Colfax

Yankee Jim’s Bridge is a suspension bridge in the city of Colfax that was built over 90 years ago, and that is a historic bridge with a great swimming hole below it. Just getting to the bridge is an adventure though with a 3 mile, mostly one lane dirt road that you must traverse to even […]

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 […]