A Walk in the woods at Muir Woods National Monument

Giant Coastal Redwoods rise up around me.  I stand in awe that less than 30 minutes ago I was standing among the skyscrapers of San Francisco. A short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is a wilderness oasis near one of the US’s largest cities in the most populous state.  These coastal redwoods aren’t a hidden.  They stand proudly in the Muir Woods National Monument. Continue Reading . . .

My No Plan Plan failed in Yosemite National Park

I stare at the campsite full sign.  This is the last open campsite in Yosemite National Park, California. My travel without a plan plan just failed.  I am still in shock.  This has never happened before and I was sort of at a loss for what to do.  I could usually find a walk up campsite when I arrived in a National Park.  It was the middle of the week during  late October and I wasn’t expecting camping to be an issue. Continue Reading . . .

Getting stuck exploring Los Angeles’s La Brea Tar Pits

I step out of my rental car and the smell hits me, I wondered if I should have gone to a waterpark instead, after all, Los Angeles has plenty of water parks, but I had decided that this trip was going to be an educational one. Oh, that smell, I can recognize that smell anywhere. I can smell the freshly laid asphalt. Despite the smell, the parking lot isn’t freshly paved. It’s the smell of the nearby tar pits of Hancock Park or more famously known as the La Brea Tar Pits. La Brea is world-renowned for its collections of ice age fossils. The site is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, California. This place is amazing for anyone who is interested in experience LA for themselves, and there are a lot are some great places to stay, for example, somewhere like StayTony or any of the other amazing places that LA has to offer. Even “the La Brea Tar Pits”. Continue Reading . . .

My Top 2015 Travel Memories

Hello 2016. I can’t wait to see what you bring in my adventures. 2015 was a great year for exploring the world. I visited 3 continents and 7 countries. I had some great adventures and some amazing experiences. I even had time to visit a few US states and cross 5 National Parks off my list. Continue Reading . . .