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 […]

Mendocino Coast Guide: Exploring the Best Spots in Fort Bragg, Mendocino & Point Arena

Mendocino County is one of my favorite places in Northern California. The entire area is a coastal wonderland with lots of amazing views, great places to eat, beautiful state parks to explore and even a strong wine producing region. While I could talk about each of these places alone, a true visit to the Mendocino […]

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 […]

Little River Inn: Oceanside Hotel on the Mendocino Coast

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. Situated above Van Damme Beach in the town of Little River (south of Mendocino), Little River Inn is an awesome, historic building that houses an upscale hotel. The hotel features a golf course, tennis courts, spa and restaurant and I got […]

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse State Historic Park

Point Cabrillo Lighthouse is a beautiful old lighthouse on the Northern California coast that is still on active duty. The lighthouse is open to the public daily on a short half mile walk from the parking area. On the bottom floor there is even a small museum, and there are other houses you can tour […]

Russian River Gulch State Park Waterfall Trail

Russian River Gulch State Park is a beautiful park in the Mendocino area. It has coastal bluffs, a sinkhole and a great trail to a waterfall. We got the opportunity to hike there a few weeks back, and it was a fun experience with shaded trails and fantastic views. The waterfall hike is one of […]

Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. If you haven’t been to Mendocino, then be sure to add it to your list. It’s a special place with a relaxed vibe, beautiful views and lots of adventures to be had. During our time there we stayed at Brewery Gulch […]

Mendocino or Fort Bragg to Eureka: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

This is part of my Pacific Coast Highway stops blog, find the previous day from San Francisco to Mendocino here and Eureka to Crescent City here. Today started out early as we wanted to have the most light for our time in the Avenue of the Giants. This drive itself is a beautiful combination of coastal […]

San Francisco to Mendocino: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

Driving from San Francisco to Mendocino is one of the longer drives you can do on Pacific Coast Highway. While the miles itself are not overly long, the drive is on a lot of windy roads that will take a while to complete. That being said it is never boring as the locations and views are […]

Pygmy Forest of Mini Trees in Van Damme State Park

Have you ever wanted to see a forest of 100-year-old trees less than a few feet tall? If you haven’t then you must check out the Pygmy Forest in Van Damme State Park. This coastal gem is a 1/4 mile, wheelchair accessible platform that winds its way through the mini forest and gets you up […]