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Off the Beaten Path: Mendocino Wine Country

About 120 miles north of San Francisco, dispersed between the towering Redwoods and rugged Pacific coastline, are scores of vineyards belonging to Mendocino Wine Country. This region may be lesser-known than it’s southern grape growing neighbors, but the wines Mendocino puts forth can certainly rival Napa and Sonoma. 809 more words

Wine Travel

Nostalgic Visit to the Reagan Presidential Library

Autumn is truly a glorious time to travel the California Coast. The weather is usually agreeable with foggy mornings, glorious sun-soaked days and cool nights. Driving south on U.S. 712 more words

A Zen-Minded Thanksgiving Week

Thanksgiving week recharged my batteries. It was filled with so much outdoor fun, and time to appreciate, and be grateful for all our blessings. We took day trips to amazing places, like… 363 more words

Mindful Living

Oh Capitan, my Capitan

All the time I’ve spent here, today was the first time I actually went inside the visitor center. It’s actually really cool.

My trip is coming to a close and I’m not nearly ready to head back to the real world. 171 more words


Autumn in Northern California.

By Lupita Peimbert.

A group of hiking enthusiasts led by the California Native Plants Society wandered around one of the many trails in Trinity County seeking Autumn foliage, and they found it. 148 more words


Half Dome and Orange Slices

This afternoon my dad and I hiked one of my favorite trails I’ve ever done. The Mist Trail.

This takes you up to Happy Isles. Once you cross the bridge it’s up up up the stairs like gollum says. 170 more words


Feeling Bear-y Adventurous 

As the weather finally turns colder, I’ve snuck in a last minute trip to Yosemite. My cousin got married on Friday in Fresno and it just made sense to make a weekend trip out of it. 144 more words