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10 Things to Do in Oakland California

10 Things to Do in Oakland California

When you think of the Bay Area in California, San Francisco is probably the first city that pops into your brain. And there are a lot of things to do in San Francisco but another fun thing to do in the Bay Area is visit Oakland. San Francisco gets a lot of attention but the […]

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Ladybug Hike at Redwood Regional Park Oakland California

Ladybug Hike at Redwood Regional Park Oakland California

Staying near downtown Oakland I never imagined I could walk through a redwood forest just a few minutes away from the bustling city and traffic. In winter! A wonderful retreat from the mayhem of city life. But it gets even better. A friend told me about the incredible Redwood Regional Park ladybug overwintering spot. Everyone […]

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Point Reyes California Day Trip to Lighthouse – Beaches and MORE

Point Reyes California Day Trip to Lighthouse – Beaches and MORE

The Point Reyes Lighthouse (Point Reyes Light or the Point Reyes Light Station) is a lighthouse in Marin County California at Point Reyes National Seashore. It’s one of the few lighthouses that you can go inside and look around. But there’s more to Point Reyes than a lighthouse. From beaches to wildlife to scenic drives […]

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Muir Woods Hike the Redwood Forest Marin County California Coast

Muir Woods Hike the Redwood Forest Marin County California Coast

There aren’t many places that you can experience the sublime beauty of old growth redwood trees. I highly recommend a visit to Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County California. Only 12 miles (19 km) from San Francisco you could experience pure bliss while hiking among the coastal redwoods. Taking a Muir Woods hike is […]

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Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

Carpinteria Beaches 7 Remarkable Spots for a Day at the Beach

If you’re looking for the perfect beach town to hang out and enjoy the warm California sunshine then Carpinteria may be just the place for you! While looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara I expanded my search and found the most amazing small town on the California coast. The Carpinteria beaches, five […]

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Palm Springs Travel Guide (2020 Edition) Best Things To Do!

Palm Springs Travel Guide (2020 Edition) Best Things To Do!

I loved Palm Springs! This surprised me a bit because I always thought what is there to do in Palm Springs besides golfing and shopping – not much else? Wrong! Whether you need a weekend getaway or want to escape a colder climate for the entire winter, there are tons of things to do in […]

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Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain Palm Springs Day Trip

Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain Palm Springs Day Trip

  Mount San Jacinto Park is one of the things I love about Palm Springs. You can go from the desert to 8,516 ft (2,596 m) elevation in the mountains within a 10-minute tramway ride up to Mount San Jacinto State Park. Visit the park for hiking, stunning views, a picnic lunch in the mountains, […]

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Joshua Tree Day Trip From Palm Springs

Joshua Tree Day Trip From Palm Springs

Plan on making a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while visiting Palm Springs and enjoy some easy hikes and scenic drives. You can really do a lot in one day at Joshua Tree. But I loved it so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day […]

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