Yosemite Valley

Yosemite national park in just 1 day: dream or reality?

The Yosemite national park is one of the most beautiful places in California (but maybe even in the USA, if not in the whole continent). Would it be worth a visit it if you had only 24 hours of time? However hard it may be – and on this we agree… Read More

Alcatraz prison: San Francisco’s Hottest Ticket!

It sounds unbelievable, and hilarious, that over one million visitors a year from around the globe eagerly line up to board a ferry boat headed to federal prison. Unless, you are referring to the floating penitentiary infamously known as “The Rock”. Alcatraz prison is the… Read More

Majestic Yosemite Welcomes Back Visitors!

For nearly a month, the Ferguson fire raged and threatened. After consuming over 95,000 acres of pristine wilderness, it is nearly exhausted. The re-opening of Yosemite National Park is a testament to the power of community. Whether they are aware or not, future visitors are… Read More

Best time in Yosemite

What is the Best Time to Visit Yosemite?

It’s a tricky question. Actually, the best time is when YOU are there! There isn’t any “officially proclaimed” best time to visit Yosemite. The park is fantastic all year round and no matter what season you choose to go, there are magical moments to be.… Read More

Having fun in Tahoe

Top 8 Places to Visit in Tahoe in Spring

Have you been desperately looking for an ultimate retreat? Well, we have a perfect destination for you. You should go to Tahoe and surrender to its magic. What an exciting time to enjoy its astounding natural beauty without all that annoying traffic and crowds! Now… Read More

Guide Recommended: Our Top Lunch Picks in San Francisco

Guide Recommended: Our Top Lunch Picks in San Francisco

When it comes to culinary arts, San Francisco has always been a trendsetter. San Francisco dominates the list of American restaurants that Michelin considers to be destination-worthy. You can find cafes and restaurants offering the multitude of food options that will satisfy even the most… Read More

Coit Tower: Catch the View from Above San Francisco

Coit Tower: Catch the View from Above San Francisco What’s my favorite view of San Francisco? No contest. It’s from atop Coit Tower. From this perch, you can capture stunning bird’s-eye pics of the Golden Gate Bridge, “crooked” Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Twin… Read More

Traveling with Kids in San Francisco: Get to Know Your ABCs

Traveling with Kids in San Francisco: Get to Know Your ABCs With so many things to do, planning a trip to San Francisco can be overwhelming—Fisherman’s Wharf, China Town, North Beach, Muir Woods, first-rate museums, restaurants and more. If your group of travelers includes young… Read More

Touring California’s Wine Country: What to Know Before You Go

Touring California’s Wine Country: What to Know Before You Go When beginning a California Wine Country tour from San Francisco, my guests all tell me they love wine. Not surprising. A bit closer to Napa Valley, when I ask what varietals or characteristics they most… Read More

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