Rubicon Trail Hike: D.L. Bliss to Emerald Bay State Park

The Rubicon Trail in South Lake Tahoe connects two of the most beautiful state parks in all of California, D.L. Bliss, and Emerald Bay. For years I have wanted to hike this trail, but since I do not get to Tahoe as much as I would like, it has taken me a while to finally complete […]

Cascade Falls Hike in South Lake Tahoe

Cascade Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the South Lake Tahoe area when it is flowing. You can see it in the distance when you make the drive to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay, and it is surprisingly quick to hike there as well. The trail is only 1.5 miles round […]

The Landing Resort & Spa in South Lake Tahoe

Located only a stone’s throw from Heavenly Village and the casinos of South Lake Tahoe, The Landing Tahoe Resort & Spa feels like it is worlds away. This luxury hotel, situated right next to the lake is full of amenities, a fantastic restaurant and is a great home away from home in South Lake Tahoe. […]

Jimmy’s Restaurant at The Landing Resort in South Lake Tahoe

When writing about hotels and their restaurants, I don’t generally split them apart, but Jimmy’s in South Lake Tahoe was so good that I couldn’t help but write a post solely about it. Even if you are not staying at The Landing Resort & Spa, if you are looking for a nice romantic dinner in […]

Hotel Azure in South Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe has no shortage of hotels to choose from when you visit; for me though, I like the places that feel more quaint over the large casino hotels. You will usually find me at a place like Hotel Azure or The Landing Resort when I visit South Lake Tahoe. Hotel Azure is a […]

Lower Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park

Eagle Falls is a set of waterfall tiers that eventually cascade down into the creek that runs into Emerald Bay. This post is specifically about the short spur that leaves from near the Emerald Bay Visitor Center and goes to Lower Eagle Falls. It is a short .3 miles if you leave from there, but […]

Codmother Fish & Chips in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city for food, with fantastic restaurants and street vendors on virtually every corner. One recent spot that has been able to carve itself a small little slice of that pie though is the fantastic permanent food truck known as Codmother. When I first heard about it, I was a little weary […]

Mammoth Mountain Scenic Gondola Ride

The Mammoth Lakes area along California’s Highway 395 is one of the most beautiful places in the entire state. It is best experienced by setting out on foot and hiking along some of the area’s great trails, but if you don’t want to do that, then another fantastic way is to take the scenic Mammoth […]

Caving at Pluto’s Cave Near Mt Shasta

The Shasta region of California has no shortage of great lava tubes to explore. My favorite is probably the Subway Tube in Lassen National Park, but Pluto’s Cave is a fantastic cave that I stumbled on. A short walk is all that is needed to access the massive cave, and it is a great spot […]

Crystal Creek Falls in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

If you only have a short time in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, then the .25 mile round trip hike to Crystal Creek Falls is a good way to experience the beauty of the area with very little work. The ADA accessible trail is ideal for families and those with young children. Here is all the […]