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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. Thinking we needed to allocate at least a couple of days to visit, we ended up postponing it for months but after doing some research, I realized that is it totally possible to experience the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …