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Kala Ukulele

Off the Wine Path in Sonoma

Kala Ukulele

Sonoma has long been a popular destination for the passionate oenophiles of the world. However, obviously well known for its picturesque wineries, Sonoma has quite a few other places to visit. Today’s guest contributor, Kris Bordessa, grew up in Sonoma County and is here to tell us to put down the wine glass for a […]

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Sunset on Mt Burdell

Forest Bathing in California

Sunset on Mt Burdell

We’ve often talked about the importance of staying healthy on the road by eating right and maintaining some sort of exercise routine. Today’s guest contributor, Jacqueline Louie, is taking it one step further by telling us how a visit to California’s beautiful parks can offer a peaceful experience that’s just as beneficial to our mental […]

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Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

Wine Valley Inn & Cottages: a Charming Stay in Solvang

Wine Valley Inn in Solvang, CA

On a coastal California road trip that doubled as a multi-generational birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, Alan headed the car inland to the wine country of the Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara and the Danish-inspired town of Solvang. Our accommodations at the Wine Valley Inn & Cottages proved to be the perfect setting for this road trip to Solvang. Situated on Copenhagen Drive, […]

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Hiking in Yosemite Park

A Panoramic Hike through Yosemite

Hiking in Yosemite Park

Yosemite is certainly one of the most popular National Parks in the country. With its breathtaking landscape full of majestic peaks and deep valleys, a photography hike in Yosemite is a must for any boomer adventurer’s bucket list. Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, take us on one of […]

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Fort Ross State Park

Off the Wine Trail in Sonoma County

Fort Ross State Park

Traveling on a Coastal California road trip is one of our favorite memories—the scenery—the food—the wine—it’s all good. But what if you’re not a wine lover? Will you find enough to do when your road trip reaches Sonoma County? Today’s guest writer and photographer, Noel Morata from behind Travel Photo Discovery, says “absolutely” if you follow his advice for […]

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Alcatraz Island

Exploring the Mysteries of Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz Island

Although we normally prefer to venture out to off-the-beaten-path destinations whenever possible, we’re not above seeing the main sites of a city. It’s true that San Francisco abounds with incredible sites that are off the typical tourist map, however, a trip to this beatiful city isn’t complete without exploring the mysterious Alcatraz prision. Today’s guest […]

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Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Eight Great Hiking Trails in Yosemite National Park

Eight trails to hike in Yosemite

Updated 06.01.2015 Hiking through a scenic national park like Yosemite is a fantastic way to experience nature’s exquisite beauty. Between majestic mountains, clear lakes, dramatic waterfalls, and incredible views all around, Yosemite really is a national treasure. And for anyone looking to experience this active travel paradise by hiking some of the best trails, today’s guest writer, […]

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Twenty Lakes Basin

Alpine Sierra Trailblazer Guide: Slip Your Itchy Travel Feet into Hiking Boots

Twenty Lakes Basin

While the United States has some of the world’s most diverse and rich areas for nature lovers, most hikers and trekkers would probably agree that the Sierra Nevada is one of the most strikingly beautiful areas in the country. Those looking for active travel options throughout Lake Tahoe and Yosemite will be rewarded with some […]

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