Mono Lake Tufas Eastern Sierra California

Mono Lake Tufas: How (+ Where) to See Them!

The Mono Lake tufas have been fascinating visitors to the Eastern Sierra of California for many years. A part of Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, the Mono Lake tufa towers are not only beautiful to view and photograph, they are also a habitat for birds and wildlife. Mono Lake is an old lake: over a million years old! Covering … Read More

Cholla Cactus Garden Joshua Tree NP

9 Awesome Joshua Tree Hikes (+ Tips!)

Looking for the best Joshua Tree hikes? Hiking is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Joshua Tree National Park. The Southern California desert park is home to a wide variety of hiking trails, and hiking is a great way to explore its unique landscape. Whether you are looking for a short and scenic family-friendly Joshua Tree … Read More

Visiting North Lake is one of the best things to do in Bishop CA!

15 Epic Things to Do in Bishop, California

Planning a visit to Bishop, CA? The “small town with the big backyard” is a beloved Eastern California getaway for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. With its proximity to so many iconic Eastern Sierra attractions, Bishop is a must-visit destination on the eastside! Nestled between the Sierra Nevada to the west and the White Mountains to the east, Bishop is … Read More

Mesquite Sand Dunes Death Valley

Death Valley National Park: Where to Stay

Considering a visit to Death Valley National Park and wondering where to stay in Death Valley? If you plan to spend two or more days exploring the park, you have many options for where to stay. Death Valley National Park is a spectacular desert national park in Southern California. It is the largest national park in the contiguous United States, … Read More

A Highway 395 Road Trip Through the Eastern Sierra of California

Highway 395 Road Trip through the Eastern Sierra in California

The Highway 395 road trip through the Eastern Sierra mountains is spectacularly scenic from end to end, and is one of the most exciting California road trips you can do. It should be on the itinerary of every nature lover that visits California! This epic road trip along US Route 395 takes you through diverse and beautiful landscapes. From desert … Read More

Napa Valley in November

Napa Valley in November: The Ultimate Guide!

Napa Valley in November makes for a wonderful getaway. If you want to experience California’s premier wine country destination in a less crowded, more relaxed time, plan a November visit. With fall crush done and the weather still pleasant, Napa in November will charm you. We’ve visited Napa Valley many times, but mainly in the summer. Until a couple of … Read More

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk Cambria

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk in Cambria: A Must-Walk Scenic Trail!

Strolling the Moonstone Beach Boardwalk is one of the most fun things to do in Cambria. If you are planning a visit to the Central California Coast, put this scenic walk and charming village on your itinerary! With access to Cambria’s beautiful Moonstone Beach, the boardwalk trail is very popular, both with residents and visitors to Cambria. If you walk … Read More

Exploring the desert on a day trip from Palm Springs California

21 Exciting Day Trips from Palm Springs (+ Map!)

Visiting Palm Springs? If you have time to spare, consider one or more of these exciting day trips from Palm Springs! From mountains to coasts and lakes to desert there’s a lot of natural beauty within day trip distance of Palm Springs. Plus, there are several vibrant cities and charming towns nearby to explore! When planning a visit to Palm … Read More

Nature spots perfect for day trips from san Francisco

15+ Day Trips from San Francisco into Nature (+ Map)!

Thinking about doing some nature-focused day trips from San Francisco? You are in luck, because there are so many amazing parks, lakes, beaches, and other natural areas within day trip distance of the City by the Bay! Take a walk among giant redwoods. Stroll on a pristine beach, feeling the breeze in your hair. Drive to the top of a … Read More

Your Santa Barbara itinerary should include the County Courthouse Clock Tower!

Spend the Perfect Weekend in Santa Barbara: Ultimate Itinerary for 2 or 3 Days

With its red-tiled roofs, tall palm trees, sandy beaches, and laid-back vibe, Santa Barbara is the ultimate California coastal getaway. Read on to discover how to spend the perfect weekend in Santa Barbara! Whether you are planning a girls’ weekend, a romantic couples escape, or a fun family break, you will love all the options Santa Barbara offers. From historical … Read More