Eight Noodle Shop in Downtown Napa

For the last year, I have been on a ramen kick, and I often go out of my way to try new ramen places when I visit new cities. On a recent trip to Napa, I found Eight Noodle Shop and knew I had to give it a try. They make a less traditional ramen […]

Oxbow Public Market in Napa

In Downtown Napa, one of the most popular spots to visit is the Oxbow Public Market. This collection of eateries and shops has a little something for everyone, with everything from cupcakes and oysters to a cocktail and a cheese shop. On the outside of the market they also have some of the Napa Valley’s […]

Biking in Downtown Napa Along the River Trail

When exploring downtown Napa, you will no doubt find the eateries and wineries to be one of your main attractions, but most people skip over the fantastic riverwalk that runs through the heart of town, and that can be walked or biked. Here is the information so you can go on a bike ride during […]

Boon Fly Cafe: Great Brunch & Flatbread in Napa

Boon Fly Cafe sits in the south corner of Napa sharing the same property as the Carneros Resort and Spa. It’s an industrial building with wood and metal tones and fantastic food. I have eaten here many times, and it’s hard to pass up when I am in the area, especially because of the flatbreads […]

Westwood Hills Park: Hiking in Downtown Napa

Westwood Hills Park, at only 5 minutes from downtown Napa, is a great city park for hiking, trail running and dog walking. This trail is about 2 miles round trip, and while it is steep, the path is shaded most of the way. If you are looking to take a break from wine and food […]

Anette’s Chocolate Tasting & Ice Cream in Downtown Napa

Never one to pass up the opportunity for some chocolate, I jumped at the chance to experience Anette’s Chocolate tasting in downtown Napa. If you have at least four people, you can call and make an appointment to do a 45-minute tasting which I found helped me to understand a ton more about chocolate and […]

Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ in Napa

Downtown Napa is full of great eateries, but for me, it doesn’t get better than Bounty Hunter on 1st St. This small neon-lit bar and restaurant seats less than 50 and has a kitchen smaller than most bathrooms. That doesn’t stop them from pumping out the best beer can chicken I have ever had though. […]

Yosemite Family Adventures Private Summer High Country Tour

At the beginning of 2016, I connected with David from Yosemite Family Adventures for a day trip to Hetch Hetchy in the winter. It was an epic experience, so we have been trying to connect for another adventure since then. Two weeks ago that happened, and Amie and I were able to go spend two […]

Unicorn Peak and Elizabeth Lake in Yosemite

Elizabeth Lake is a high altitude lake in the Yosemite high country, Tioga Pass region. This is a beautiful spot for a short hike and a great place to have a picnic and just take in the scenery. It sits at the base of Unicorn Peak as well, which is a challenging hike with not […]

Mist Trail: One of Yosemite National Park’s Most Popular Hikes

Yosemite National Park’s Mist Trail is probably one of the most popular trails in all of California. It is the trail that leads to the iconic Half Dome, but even by itself, it still combines a grueling uphill charge with two amazing waterfalls. Here are all of the details if you want to take down […]