Nature Trail in Richardson Grove State Park

As one of the many state parks in Northern California for Redwoods, Richardson Grove is a good place to get out and stretch your legs on a long road trip up Highway 101. The state park is much less busy than its brethren but it has an amazing grove of Redwoods that easily rival many […]

What to do in Eureka: Sculptures, Bookshops, Dining & Antiques

Eureka, California is an old historic fishing village, which is now a major Northern California city and it is full of personality and culture, a great spot to visit. I spent a few days here and was blown away by the beautiful old downtown, how close it was to a bunch of great state parks and […]

Loleta Cheese Factory: Homemade Cheese on Highway 101

Loleta Cheese Factory is a small cheese company in Northern California and it is a great spot for a quick detour on a road trip. Open 7 days a week it is just 5 minutes off the freeway and has samples of over 20 different types of cheese that you can try. If you are there when […]

Ferndale: The Victorian Village in Northern California

Five miles off Highway 101 in Northern California sits a quaint Victorian town that beacons you to come and stay for a weekend. The style of the houses, selection at the sweet shops and the people you meet all love Ferndale and it is easy to see why. I spent some time here and while […]

Avenue of the Giants: The 31 Mile Redwood Drive You Have to Do

The 31-mile road called the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California is one of the best stretches of highway in all of California. I would put it next to Big Sur in terms of the beauty that you will pass as you drive. The greens, browns, and yellows will blow you away as you […]

Giant Tree and Flat Iron Tree in Avenue of the Giants

In the middle of Avenue of the Giants there is a turn off for Bull Creek Flats Road, a road that leads you down to one of the biggest trees in the entire area. I was unsure of what was in store for me but figured I needed to see what the biggest tree looked like […]

Scotia: Historic Lumber Town & Museum in Humboldt County

I loved my time driving the coast of California, you can read about it here, here and here. The town of Scotia is a perfect example of why I loved it as it is a quaint little historic town that is off the beaten path but full of history and adventure. It was recommended to […]

Patrick Point State Park: Wedding Rock & Sumeg Indian Village

Patrick Point State Park is a park dedicated to recreating and preserving the Native American history in this part of Northern California. They have a recreated village that still serves as a place for tribes to continue their traditions and a beautiful overlook called Wedding Rock that functions as a focal point for the park […]

Trinidad Head Lighthouse Memorial

In the small fishing village of Trinidad, the entire town is a National Landmark, sits a small but beautiful lighthouse. This lighthouse was moved off the hill nearby it to its current location and overlooks stunning coastline while it stands as a serene monument. It is a great 15 minute stop during a road trip […]

Founders Grove in the Avenue of the Giants

Located along the Avenue of the Giants in Northern California, Founders Grove is one of my favorite places I have ever been to in California. This short half mile hike has so much beautiful green moss and massive redwoods that its hard to want to leave at all. If you need more recommendations for the […]