8 Off-Beat Day Trip Ideas from San Francisco, California

Looking for quick getaways from San Francisco? The Bay Area is full of hidden gems that can be easily reached and enjoyed as a short day trip. With miles of breathtaking coastline, pristine beaches, scenic drives and charming wineries, you’ll never run short of beautiful places to explore in Northern California. On this post, I selected 8 day trip destinations that I’ve come to love during our time in the Bay Area. 8 Off-Beat Day Trip Ideas from San Francisco,…
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Top 5 Best Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone was full of surprises from beginning to end. No amount of research can prepare you for what you’re going to see and experience there: from spotting exotic animals in the most unexpected corner of the park to being caught up on a heavy hail storm that nobody saw coming (weather there changes every 5 minutes!) We were lucky to spend 6 full days camping inside Yellowstone, which allowed us to cover most of the park and even re-visit some of…
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All you need to know about camping in Yellowstone

Although Yellowstone was only one part of our 4-week trip around the West of US, it certainly became a jewel in the crown of what became a holiday of a lifetime. If you are thinking of camping in Yellowstone, be ready to spend time and effort planning your visit (hopefully this guide will help!). In return, the park will offer some of the most bizarre landscapes on the planet, unravelled and vast expanses of wilderness and a window into Earth’s…
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NYC food spots that are worth the hype

New York has been on my bucket list for years so when we finally booked a trip in May, I was beyond excited to see and feel the energy of this city. We were lucky to stay in East Village, which is one of the most up-and-coming gourmet destinations in Manhattan. Seeing so many options around us, we felt inspired to try as many restaurants as possible. With that in mind, we gathered recommendations from friends, travel blogs and our local…
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Big Sur in One Day: Itinerary & Must See Spots

Whenever I told people we were moving to California for 6 months, everyone kept saying I shouldn’t miss Big Sur. Somehow we thought we needed to allocate at least a couple of days to visit, so ended up postponing it for months. However, after doing some research, I realized that is it totally possible to experience the magic of Big Sur on a day trip. If you want to learn what is the best way to explore Big Sur if…
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How to spend a weekend in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon are called “hiker’s parks” and rightfully so. There’s plenty of hiking trails to choose from and each of them gives something special to remember: from giant sequoias to waterfalls, quiet lakes and mountain top views. We visited the parks during mid-April, which is still considered winter season. Some of the hiking trails and spots such as Crystal Cave and Cedar Grove were closed, but on the flip side there were fewer crowds and on many occasions,…
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The First-Timer’s Guide to Seattle

Seattle is a wonderful city filled with so many cool things to see and do. We spent four days in Seattle and felt it wasn’t enough! We visited in spring, just in time to see the blossoming trees and feel the warm sunshine. Here’s my travel guide for first time visitors with personal recommendations on the best things to do in each of Seattle’s most popular neighborhoods. The First-Timer’s Guide to Seattle (By Neighborhood) Queen Anne We started our Seattle…
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Arizona Road Trip: An Epic 1-Week Travel Itinerary

With so much to explore in Arizona, you might struggle to create the perfect road trip itinerary – I know I certainly did! On this post, I wanted to share our day-by-day 1-week travel itinerary in Arizona with the hope that will help you craft your own trip and make the most out of it. We did this road trip in April when the weather was still mild and it was all about seeking beautiful sceneries. The highlights of our…
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Hiking Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail

After exploring Arizona for a week (Sedona, Horseshoe Bend and Antelope Canyon), it was finally time to see the Grand Canyon! We were there mid-April and unfortunately North Rim was still closed so we explored the South Rim, which is the most visited part of the park. We decided to spend 2 full days in Grand Canyon to give ourselves some time to relax and really enjoy the place leisurely. We were a bit tired from our previous activity-packed days…
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5 things to know before visiting Antelope Canyon

A tour of the Antelope Canyon was probably the 2nd most anticipated part of our Arizona trip, Grand Canyon being on top of the list, of course! After our visit to Horseshoe Bend, we headed to Antelope Canyon to see the beautiful rock formations. 5 Things to Keep in Mind You need a Tour Guide You cannot enter Antelope Canyon without a native Navajo guide – exploring on your own is not an option… Book your tour in advance online…
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