northern california

The Best Things to Do in Burney Falls, California

I spent most of my life living in California. I grew up here and after [...]

Fun Things to Do In Healdsburg: Wine Tasting, Restaurants + More

Healdsburg is a charming town located in Sonoma County known for its excellent restaurants and [...]

The Best Armstrong Redwoods Hikes

Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve is a great place to witness the beautiful California coastal [...]

The 18 Best Things to Do in Point Reyes

Point Reyes National Seashore is somewhat of a hidden gem on the Northern California coast. [...]

bay area

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Your San Francisco Bucket List: 125+ Things to Do in San Francisco

I grew up just 20 minutes south of San Francisco and spent quite a bit [...]

Three Awesome Itineraries for 3 days in San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco, California! A favorite destination on the West Coast famous for its [...]

How to Ride The Iconic San Francisco Cable Cars

After a year of being shut down, the San Francisco cable cars are open! It’s [...]

San Francisco Photo Spots: 55+ San Francisco Instagram Spots

I moved into San Francisco in October of 2020 and was quickly reminded of how [...]

Complete Guide to What to Wear in San Francisco Year-Round

As you research your trip to San Francisco, you might discover that the weather here [...]

Top Tips for Your First Visit to San Francisco, CA

Welcome to San Francisco! You’re about to fall in love with this beautiful city! But [...]

The Best 10 Things to Do in Pescadero, CA

Due to Coronavirus, I’ve had to shift my travel dreams from foreign far off destinations [...]

A Local’s Guide to the Best Things to do in Pacifica, California

Just 15 minutes away from my hometown is the coastal town of Pacifica, California. Growing [...]

15 Fun Things to Do in Half Moon Bay, California

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, about a 20-minute drive from the [...]

The Best Day Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area

Hiking in the San Francisco Bay Area is an absolute dream. The Golden Gate National [...]

Awesome Hikes in Half Moon Bay California for Coastal Views and Redwood Forests

Thanks to fairly consistent weather throughout the year, Half Moon Bay offers ample outdoor activities [...]

How to Plan a Day Trip from San Francisco to Muir Woods

Muir Woods has always been a popular day trip destination from San Francisco because it’s [...]

The Best Things to Do in Burlingame, California

I grew up in Burlingame and, after living in upstate New York and Detroit and [...]

southern california

Things to do in Avila Beach, California When You’re Short on Time

Avila Beach is a small beach town on the central coast of California nestled in [...]

Fun Things to do in Ocean Beach, San Diego

As a Northern California girl through and through, when I think about Southern California I [...]

Lake tahoe

The Seven Best Hikes in South Lake Tahoe, California

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, South Lake Tahoe is a playground for adventurers from [...]

Tips for Completing the Eagle Lake Hike in Lake Tahoe, California

The Eagle Lake hike is an incredibly popular hiking trail near Emerald Bay and DL [...]

How to Hike the Stunning Rubicon Trail in Lake Tahoe, California

The Rubicon Trail in Lake Tahoe is a picturesque 16 mile out and back hiking [...]

national parks

A Day Trip to Joshua Tree: 8 Can’t Miss Activities in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Trees of varying heights and growth patterns fill the seemingly barren landscape which is [...]

The Best Hikes in Pinnacles National Park

After a week filled with chaos and fear surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, I decided to [...]

How to Plan Your One Day Death Valley Itinerary

For as vast as Death Valley National Park is, clocking in at over 3 million [...]

The 11 Best Things to Do in Lassen National Park

Lassen National Park might be the most beautiful place I’ve visited in California. Its sisters [...]