If you have ever contemplated taking the 10-12 hour hike to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, maybe this summer is the time to make it happen! However, if you are interested in hiking to the top of Half Dome you will need to obtain a permit to use the cables to hike to the top. 300 hikers are granted permits to ascend to the top via the cables secured to the backside of half dome. This number accommodates approximately 225 day hikers and 75 backpackers. If you are interested in obtaining a permit through the preseason lottery, you can fill out an application here.
Food and Wine Pairing
Mayo Family Winery is an Extranomical favorite when visiting Sonoma Valley wine country. A stop at Mayo is generally offered on our Wine Country and Redwoods Escape tour and an optional stop on our Wine Lover’s semi-customizable tour to Napa & Sonoma. In addition to sampling some of the delicious wine offerings from this highly recommended winery, Mayo also offers a food and wine pairing in their Reserve Room. Each pairing is thoughtfully created by Chef Clayton Lewis and will leave you more than satisfied.
Although it has been a very dry winter, the forecast over the next week shows that there is a high chance of continuous rain here in San Francisco. Due to the rainy weather it is very probable that many San Francisco residents and visitors will have to change their weekend plans. However, moving your plans indoors does not necessarily mean that they are ruined. Here is our guide to having a perfect rainy San Francisco weekend.
Los Angeles contains some of Southern California’s greatest beaches and most recognizable sites. However, since the city stretches 503 square miles and has a population of over 3.8 million, some may find it difficult to start planning an itinerary for a trip to LA. Here is a list of some of our favorite highlights and tours that will help you plan the perfect vacation.
When traveling to the southwestern part of the United States, Las Vegas is usually on the top of people’s list of places to visit. However, there is much more to Nevada and the surrounding southwestern states than the vast array of nightlife, shows, and neon lights the Las Vegas Strip has to offer. The surrounding area provides some of the nation’s most awe-inspiring geological phenomenons and exceedingly beautiful national parks. Although a trip to the Las Vegas Strip is highly recommended, here is a list of our top destination to visit on your Vegas trip.
Happy Holidays from Extranomical Tours! Wishing the best for you and your loved ones and thank you all for the great support in 2013!
As 2013 is quickly coming to an end, it is now time to start setting goals for the New Year. Many choose goals based on health and fitness, but maybe it is time to start setting goals that will take you to places you have never been before. Although it is always easy to make excuses, here is a guide to help you plan an achievable travel goal for 2014.
It was around 530am and we were waiting patiently in the lobby of our hostel in Cusco, Peru. As we saw the bright lights of a van lighten up the dark alleyway at the front entrance we threw our backpacks on and headed out into the brisk air of the still sleeping city. We boarded the van consisting of about 10 other half-asleep travelers from around the world and quickly fell back asleep.
Although it may get cold, some argue that the winter is the best time to visit Yosemite National Park. As winter approaches Yosemite transforms into a natural winter wonderland unlike any other. Here are some sites and activities that will make your winter trip, your favorite Yosemite trip yet!
Thinking about visiting San Francisco this holiday season? Here are some Extranomical ideas to get the most out of your trip and pick out the perfect gifts.