Mercer Caverns Tour in Murphys

Mercer Caverns is one of the half dozen or so easily accessible caves in California. Located only 5 minutes outside of the town of Murphys, this cave is one of the better ones to explore. I have been to Moaning Cavern, Crystal Cave and Black Chasm Caverns and each one has its own unique history […]

Columbia State Historic Park: History, Coffee & Old Fashioned Bowling

One of the unique things about California’s Gold Country area is the old and historic towns that have been around since the area’s heyday. While many of them are gone there are still a few like Jamestown and Columbia that hold relics of the area’s history and are begging to be explored. Columbia State Historic Park is […]

Jamestown Hotel: Staying & Dining in a Historic Jamestown

I didn’t know it before my time here, but I have fallen in love with these old hotels. The style and history that they encompass is incredibly fun to be a part of. Jamestown Hotel may be my favorite of the bunch though as it has all of the old time vibes with a few […]

Ironstone Winery in Murphys

In the Murphy’s area of California, which is becoming a fast growing wine country, one of the most well-known wineries is that of Ironstone. The winery is set on a beautiful property, hosts massive concerts and makes well-priced wine. Here is all the information. Details Cost: $5 to taste Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM […]

Alchemy Market and Cafe in Murphys

In Murphys, a city full of fun eateries, Alchemy was the recommendation that everyone provided when I asked where to eat. I walked from my hotel to the restaurant on my last night in the town, and whether it was the beer list with over 300 different options of the unique take on traditional dishes, […]

Grounds Restaurant in Murphys: Braised Chicken Omelettes and Potato Pancakes

On my last morning in town, I set out on the 1 minute walk from my hotel to try Ground’s Restaurant and can say I was not disappointed. Grounds has all of the charm you would expect from a small town cafe, with a menu that is both unique and traditional including things like braised […]

Lucky Penny Public House: Great Food, Drinks and Atmosphere in Murphys

The Lucky Penny Public House is one of those restaurants that I instantly fell in love with. Even though it has only been around for 4 short months, it is cooking up some truly unique food, has a fantastic chef and staff, and makes you feel at home from the minute you walk in. I got […]

Victoria Inn: Fun Bed and Breakfast in Downtown Murphys

If you have never experienced the small town of Murphys at the base of the Sierras, then you are missing out. This small town holds so much charm that it is a place I find myself constantly returning to. One local described the town to me at the Caramel-By-The-sea of the mountains and I think […]

Moaning Cavern: Rappelling 175 Feet Into A Cave

Ever since I started this blog I have always wanted to visit the unique chimney cave called Moaning Cavern that you can actually rappel into. This cave is one of only a few like this in the United States, and it is one of the longest rappels into a cave in the entire country. It […]

Angels Camp Jumping Frogs & Mark Twain History in Calavares County

One of the fun things about Calaveras County is the way it intercedes with Mark Twain’s personal story. Mark Twain is one of the most prolific writers in United States history, but most people don’t think about California when they hear his name, I know I never did. I was recently surprised to learn about […]