California

Death Valley vs Joshua Tree: Which National Park to Visit?

Zabriskie Point in Death Valley

When it comes to California-based National Parks, there’s a ton to choose from. From the rocky peaks of Yosemite to the sapphire shores of the Channel Islands, there’s endless beauty and diversity across this incredible state. However, when it comes to the unique and compelling draw of the desert, your choices get narrowed down to one crucial decision: Death Valley or Joshua Tree? Both offer gorgeous natural landscapes with one-of-a-kind … Read More

The Essential Guide to Visiting Yosemite in Winter

Beautiful Yosemite in winter

There’s no doubt that summer is peak season for Yosemite. It makes sense; many roads shut down in Yosemite in winter due to snow, making some of the highlights of the park inaccessible. Plus, the chilly weather can turn off many who seek an escape from the cold for their winter holiday. But if you’re willing to weather the storm (figuratively and literally), there’s nothing like visiting Yosemite in winter. … Read More

The Essential Guide to Visiting Lake Tahoe in Winter

Lake Tahoe in Winter

Between the snow-covered mountains and plethora of world-renowned ski resorts, Lake Tahoe has long been a hot destination for snow bunnies. However, even those who don’t love to ski or snowboard will love Lake Tahoe in winter. Over the years, Tahoe has grown to accommodate a bustling tourism industry that blossoms every summer and winter. From cute shops and delicious restaurants to endless snow games and outdoor adventures, there’s a … Read More

10 Best Stops on a Los Angeles to Sedona Road Trip

Red Rocks of Sedona

The Los Angeles to Sedona road trip is a long trek through the desert. Sure, seven hours of driving through a part of the map that is definitively brown might not sound intriguing, but don’t let the barren landscape fool you. As you make your way from the white sand beaches of southern California to the red rock formations of central Arizona, there’s plenty to see and do. From stunning … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Death Valley Itinerary

Badwater Basin, Death Valley National Park

As the largest, hottest, and lowest National Park in the contiguous United States (that means everywhere but Alaska and Hawaii), Death Valley is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a must for any nature lover. However, with so much land to explore, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. This Death Valley Itinerary will help you figure out how to make the most out of 2 to 3 days … Read More

The Ultimate 2 to 3 Days in Joshua Tree Itinerary

Beautiful Joshua Tree National Park

With so much land to explore, it can be hard to boil down the best way to spend 2 to 3 days in Joshua Tree. This Joshua Tree itinerary will walk you through some of the top sites and hidden wonders so you can make the most of your time in this jaw-dropping desert landscape. Named after the Suess-esc trees that dot the landscape, Joshua Tree National Park is a … Read More

Yosemite vs Sequoia: Which National Park to Visit?

Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park

With fewer than 100 miles between Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park (99 to be exact), these two parks both highlight what makes the Sierra Nevada such a spectacular region of California. Whether visiting Yosemite or Sequoia, you’re guaranteed to see towering redwoods, seasonal waterfalls, and sunset views that will take your breath away. It’s no question that both parks deserve a visit. However, few of us have the … Read More

The Perfect 2 to 3 Days in Sequoia National Park Itinerary

Trees in Sequoia National PArk

Sequoia National Park is a stunning 404,000-acre National Park in the Sierra Nevada. Unlike its more famous northern neighbor, Yosemite National Park, Sequoia is much less crowded destination compared to Yosemite for those curious about the beauty of the Sierras. While famous for its giant sequoia trees, there’s tons to do in this national park. With 2 to 3 days in Sequoia National Park, you can hike through the massive … Read More