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 […]

Golden Gate Park: Explore of the Best Spots in San Francisco’s Famous Park

Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s Central Park with over 1,000 acres of public land, and it is a welcomed spot in the city with beautiful views and amazing places to explore. I haven’t gotten a chance to spend as much time here as I would like, but every time I visit I am always […]

Apple Hill: Four Spots to Visit in the Fall

Apple Hill is a favorite spot for Sacramento residents during the fall as it provides a fun escape from the city and one that allows you indulge in all sorts of apple related desserts while also getting a chance to pick your own apples at one of the many orchards. There are over 50 orchards […]

Mendocino Headlands State Park Bluffs Hiking Trail

The Mendocino Coast of Northern California is a beautiful area with many amazing coastal views and places to explore. If you haven’t spent much time in the area though, then I highly recommend that your first experience is walking the 2-3 mile trail along the Mendocino Headlands. This trail can be as long or as […]

B. Bryan Preserve: Conservation and Giraffe Kisses in Point Arena

B. Bryan Preserve is a conservation group that works to preserve African hoof stock along California’s northern coast. The ranch has tours that you can take to see the animals and the property daily. The highlight of these tours is the opportunity to feed the giraffes at the end, including getting a “giraffe kiss” where […]