Majestic Yosemite Valley. See it! Feel it!

Majestic Yosemite Valley. See it! Feel it! We got such awesome feedback to our Monterey map, we thought, “Why not create another?” So, we asked our Expedition Leaders to create a “best of” map for guests taking a 1-day or 2-day tour from San Francisco… Read More

Our Giant Redwoods Have Waited Thousands of Years to Get Crossed Off Your Bucket List!

Our Giant Redwoods Have Waited Thousands of Years to Get Crossed Off Your Bucket List! These trees have been standing around a long time—up to 2,000 years!  It’s best not to keep them waiting any longer. Even if you are planning just a 1- or… Read More

Five Lifehacks to Beat San Francisco’s Summer Crowds

Five Lifehacks to Beat San Francisco’s Summer Crowds Heading to San Francisco this summer? No doubt you are looking forward to seeing San Francisco landmarks like Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods, Napa Valley and the Golden Gate Bridge. Heads up! Ongoing downtown construction, anniversary celebrations… Read More

What to “Know Before You Go” On Your Wine Country Tour

What to “Know Before You Go” On Your Wine Country Tour Tours of California’s wine country can be magical, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Whether you are an amateur or aficionado, brushing up on your Napa and Sonoma awareness before you go can help the trip live up… Read More

“Paradise Found” in Monterey, California!

“Paradise Found” in Monterey, California! Our map to phenomenal, one-of-a-kind things to do in Monterey, California in under 2 hours. Since we get asked all the time, “What should I do in Monterey”, we had a “fun-storming” session and created this awesome map. Save it… Read More

Five Things Not to Miss in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Five Things Not to Miss in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park Ah…Golden Gate Park! Larger than New York’s Central Park. More stuff to do than Perth’s Kings Park. Our guests on one- or two-day tours of San Francisco with just a few hours to spend… Read More

Awesome Monterey Bay Hikes You Can Do in Under 2 Hours

Footprints in Monterey Bay Series Monterey is the crown jewel of the Northern California’s coast.  Full disclosure: I grew up here! To experience the magic of this place, you need to leave footprints on one of the many trails that hug the spell-binding coastline of… Read More

OMG, Yosemite Falls Like Never Before

There has never been a Yosemite Valley like this before!  After years of drought, the Park’s snowpack is melting and making something truly spell binding. There are hundreds of ephemeral waterfalls (Big word! It just means temporary) that will be flowing for a bit longer… Read More

Summer of Love San Francisco

Summer of Love Origins – Part 1

The Summer of Love: North Beach Inspirations (Part 1 of a series) When I’m taking guests on our Summer of Love edition tour of San Francisco, people seem to assume that the event—which marked the biggest migration of young Americans in history to this one… Read More

The Murals of Balmy Alley

The Murals of Balmy Alley Every trip to Balmy Alley is fresh. So fresh, that paint may still be drying (don’t touch!). This hidden Mission District art display is just a block long, so you might have missed it on your first, or even second,… Read More