Through the Eyes of a Fire Lookout

The secret life of a fire lookout

Imagine waking up to a vast Northern California landscape; Sprawling forests and high-elevation shrubbery are dwarfed by the mighty white-tipped Mount Shasta in the distance. Now, imagine if it were your job to wake up to this view daily. For Bob Clark, an experienced US Forest Service fire lookout, scanning the expansive view from his …

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Best Restaurants in Mendocino

Best restaurants in mendocino

With such a large selection of great restaurants, narrowing down the best restaurants in Mendocino, California can be tough. Surrounded by fertile soil, spectacular ocean views, and fresh seafood, it’s easy to see why talented chefs and eager foodies flock to the region. You can find a special dining experience nestled in every nook and …

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The Best Restaurants in Oakland

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These are some of the best restaurants in Oakland. From Michelin star restaurants to unassuming dine-ins and food trucks, there is an abundance of great food throughout Oakland and its many neighborhoods. The Oakland food scene has grown exponentially over the years, and I believe the diversity of cultures has always been at the root …

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Best Pizza in Sacramento

Best pizza in sacramento

If you’re searching for the best pizza in Sacramento – this is the place to discover your ideal slice of pie. Whether you’re craving thin crust, deep dish, gluten-free, or some other wild style, these are the best pizzerias in town. Ranking the Sacramento Pizza Scene Ranking the offerings of Sacramento pizza to find the …

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The Best Bakeries in Sacramento

Best bakeries in sacramento

I have worked tirelessly to discover the best bakeries in Sacramento. The countless trips spent taste-testing delicious sweet and savory treats really can take it out of a person. Finally, I’ve made it through a whole city of incredible bakeries and have put together a curated list of must-visit eateries. I’ve categorized the best Sacramento …

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Bassi Falls

Bassi falls hike

Located in the Crystal Basin area of the El Dorado National Forest, Bassi Falls is a popular hiking trail that leads to an incredible 109-foot cascading waterfall. This hike is beautiful in every season, but the best time to catch the waterfall in full flow is late-Spring and early-Summer when the snowmelt is flowing steadily …

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Northern California Waterfalls – Waterfall Hikes Adventure Trip Planning

Northern california waterfall hikes - adventure trip planning

Creating the entire itinerary and waterfall hikes adventure trip planning was quite the task – much more time consuming than normal adventures. This trip was inspired by coming across an article which had gone viral on my Facebook feed. At first impression, the article was a great source of waterfalls to explore. However, it lacked critical information, …

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Moorten Botanical Garden in Palm Springs

Moorten botanical garden palm springs

When visiting Palm Springs, the Moorten Botanical Garden is a wonderful spot to include in your travel plans. Whether you are a nature lover, gardener, or succulent propagator, this family-owned desert oasis is teeming with diverse plant life. This desert utopia located near the heart of downtown Palm Springs is home to over 3,000 varieties …

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Plumas County Road Trip

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Embarking on a Plumas County road trip is a spectacular summer activity option for anyone needing to get away from home for a day, or even several days. From a driving perspective, there are some breathtaking roads to intertwined with surrounding counties which bring you to this tree-filled magical place. The sights and towns of Plumas County are home to those who appreciate the quiet moments of nature, creating no shortage of excellent getaway destinations.

Sacramento’s Last Historic Street Clock

Sacramentos last historic clock

The historic Fred Mayes Jewelers street clock that decorates the sidewalk on 10th and J street is likely the last of its kind in Sacramento. Standing at around 16-feet tall, this 100-year-old towering timepiece is a peek into Sacramento’s past. At night, the clock becomes illuminated by gold and white neon lights in the shape …

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