Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip: 24 Stops & 4 Itineraries

Oregon coast road trip

A guide for your next Oregon Coast road trip! From south to north, get to know the best seaside cities and coastal highlights in Oregon. An Oregon Coast road trip brings to mind images of rugged cliffs, turquoise blue waters, and windswept forests. The untouched beauty of this stretch of the West Coast is appreciated […]

18 Best Weekend Trips From San Francisco (From a Local)

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The best weekend trips from San Francisco! These are my favorite weekend getaways from the city as someone who grew up in the Bay Area. One of the best parts of living in San Francisco is how centrally located it is in California. There are endless opportunities to get out in nature, take a drive […]

Pinnacles National Park Guide (What to Know Before You Go)

Pinnacles National Park guide

Your guide to Pinnacles National Park, including what to see, which trails to hike, and what to know before you go. When I first planned a visit to Pinnacles National Park, I’m not sure what I was expecting. Mostly, I thought it would be a dry, almost desert-like landscape with spiraling red-tan pinnacles. Maybe it […]

30 Things to do in Orange County, California | The Ultimate Bucket List

Best Things to do in Orange County, California

The best things to do in Orange County! Enjoy everything this sunny part of California has to offer with this Orange County bucket list.  Known for its stunning coastal views, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous weather, Orange County is the quintessential image that most people think of when they think of California.  Spanning 34 cities and […]

100+ Things to do in San Francisco, California (From a Local)

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The best things to do in San Francisco! From the best places to eat to iconic attractions and local experiences. These are my recommendations after 20+ years of visiting and living in the city.  Known for its ridiculous hills, tech scene, and mouthwatering sourdough, San Francisco is easily one of the most eclectic cities in […]

15 Best Sedona Hikes for All Hiking Levels – Full Hiking Guide

Best Sedona Hikes

The best Sedona hikes! From leisurely walks through vortexes to steep inclines and heart-thumping views of the famous red rocks. Sedona, Arizona is a magical place. Where else can you experience massive red rock cliffs, swirling energy vortexes, and hidden caves, all in one hike?   Sedona has something for everyone, from one-mile strolls to long […]

3 Outdoor Date Ideas in the Bay Area (To Enjoy During Quarantine)

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My favorite quarantine-friendly outdoor date ideas in the Bay Area to enjoy year-round!  This post is sponsored by CamelBak, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. If there’s one thing I’m thankful for in 2020 it’s the reminder to slow down and get outside more. I’ve always been fond of outdoor adventures, […]

15 Best Maui Hikes: A Detailed Guide to Hiking in Maui

Maui Hikes - Haleakalā Volcano

The best Maui hikes! From sunset ascents to lush rainforests – this is your full guide to hiking in Maui.  Out of the two islands I’ve been to in Hawaii, Maui is my favorite for its wild nature and less developed feel compared to Oahu.  Some of the following Maui hikes might not be as […]

Best Big Basin Hikes & Campgrounds | Big Basin Redwoods State Park

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Your complete guide to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. From the best Big Basin hikes to the best campgrounds and everything you should know before you go.  Big Basin Redwoods State Park brings back fond memories from my childhood of hiking through the quiet redwood forest and being immersed in nature from a young age.  […]