Catalina Island – A SF Weekend Trip

We had some travel credits that was expiring on JetBlue. Before we let that go to waste, we took a quick hop to LA and went “island hoping” in the Channel Islands. First stop was Catalina. 1. Arriving There are 2 major arrival ports on the Island. One – close to Avalon, the island’s only […]

The Lesser Known Lost Coast

a place where you will not feel lost … When you hear folks refer to this coast, they typically mean the 25 mile Lost Coast Trail stretching 4 days 3 nights from Mattole Beach to Shelter Cove. However, if you start from the very southern tip of the wilderness area covered by this trail at […]

Henry W. Coe – A Bay Area Intro Backpacking Trip

We went over Memorial Day weekend for a 1 night, 18 mile backpacking hike. We wanted to test out the experience before embarking on more intense and longer backpacking trips (such as Lost Coast, John Muir trail). Way more than a successful test, we discovered an underrated park! Despite the distance from San Francisco, it wasn’t […]

10 Things to do in Monterey

2 hrs south of San Francisco, you will find a bustling metropolis of marine life – Monterey County dotted with quaint towns. To our pleasant surprise when we were here in August, BBC was filming Big Blue Live. The marine life was suppose to be at peak activity due to unusual warm currents. But no […]

Gray Whale Cove Beach Hike

30 minutes from San Francisco, you will find this amazing versatile hike. Whether you are looking for a light walk along the coast or a good exercise to break a sweat, you will find it here. If you are looking for a well maintained flat trail to end up on the beach for a good picnic lunch, […]

5 Yosemite Views without the Hike

When my parents came to visit San Francisco, they wanted to go to Yosemite National Park. Because they couldn’t walk long distances or hike, we had to search for easily accessible viewing points. Naturally, most articles were focused on the great hikes instead of views that you don’t need to hike to. When I saw a good picture, I wasn’t […]