I’m not the most outdoorsy, but I firmly believe that the U.S. National Parks are our greatest natural treasure. I’ve been lucky to visit a lot of the parks during my travels, including a recent visit to Zion National Park with my blogger friend Marissa from Postcards to Seattle. We didn’t have a long trip, … Continue Reading

Traveling to Alaska? You may wonder what you need to pack. After years of living in – and traveling to – Alaska, here are my best packing tips.

Want to visit Alaska? Take advice from a local! Here’s the ultimate itinerary/guide to travel for 10 days in Alaska, including Anchorage, Denali & Seward.

Before I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, I had visited a few times: for a friend’s birthday, for another friend’s wedding, for work. I could see what people liked about San Francisco, and why they’d want to visit. The fog, affectionately nicknamed Karl the Fog, is sort of magical as it rolls in … Continue Reading

Looking for an unconventional Bay Area getaway? Northern California is calling! It’s easy to get hooked on weekends up in Marin or fleeing to Tahoe whenever you need a break from the bustle of San Francisco. There’s so much more to explore beyond these well-trod paths. I took a recent trip to Siskiyou County, one of the … Continue Reading

San Francisco is technically on the Pacific Ocean, but it doesn’t really have that seaside vibe. Instead, most Bay Area folks flock out to the smaller coastal communities when we want to breathe the ocean air and relax a bit. Carmel-by-the-Sea is one of the top places to spend a weekend away from the Bay, … Continue Reading

Unsure what to pack for San Francisco? It can be tough since the weather changes so much! Here is my perfect packing list for a trip to SF.

Is a Pacific Coast Highway road trip on your bucket list? It was on mine too, before I made the trip! Here are all the amazing places you can experience along the PCH.

One of the best parts of living in California is the wide range of weekend travel opportunities. From my home in the Bay Area, I can easily explore the coast ? (Marin or the Central Coast), the mountains ? (Yosemite & Tahoe), the forest ? (the Coastal or Giant Redwoods), or the desert ? (Joshua … Continue Reading