Hiking in Canada: Top 5 Trails for Fall Hiking

by Guest Contributor on November 3, 2017

Canada is a magnificent country with an incredible landscape that’s definitely worth exploring. So you can leave behind the buzzing tumult of the cities and find a secluded environment that’s bound to bring you the desired tranquility and inspire your soul with boundless beauty. But since hiking in Canada this fall offers endless possibilities, here’s […]


The 10 Most Beautiful Hikes in Greater Palm Springs

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 30, 2015

  There is no shortage of ways to explore the diverse natural beauty that is Greater Palm Springs.  Some adventure by jeep, others by hot air balloon, and there are those who prefer horseback or bicycle. Some prefer hiking.  Greater Palm Springs offers more than 100 trails to choose from. Step by step using your […]


Wonderful Waterfalls of Yosemite Gold Country

by Mary Jo Manzanares on July 10, 2015

Spring is the best time to check out the many waterfalls in Tuolumne County’s Yosemite Gold Country, located two and a half hours east of San Francisco and two hours south of Sacramento.  Over half of Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne County.  In addition to Yosemite, this is home to Gold Rush towns, two […]


Outdoor Adventure in Pacifica, California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 29, 2013

Surfing at Linda Mar Beach, Pacifica

Pacifica, a beach-front community just 10 minutes south of San Francisco, is a charming town and recreational playground. It’s a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring everything from world-class surfing, mountain biking and hiking to fishing, scuba diving and hang gliding. Offering great leisure time activities, at an easily accessed destination, Pacifica sometimes gets overlooked […]


Top 5 Los Angeles Hikes

by Lanee Lee on June 4, 2012

Hiking may not be the first thing on your list of things to do in Los Angeles, but it should be. With the diversity of terrain, wildflowers, trees and vistas combined with nearly perfect weather year round, Los Angeles is a hiker’s haven with hundreds of trails to discover throughout the county.  From celebrity-trodden to […]


The Wetlands Park, Las Vegas, NV

A visit to the Las Vegas strip can be overwhelming – nights filled with casinos and shows, days filled with shopping and walking around sightseeing. Sometimes it can be nice to get away from the lights and the action to get some fresh air in your lungs and some blood pumping through your legs. On […]


Big Sur: The Artist’s Way

by Lanee Lee on January 30, 2012

Artists have always had a nose for discovering beautiful places, which evolve into exclusive hideouts for the wealthy. And Big Sur is no different. Now it’s the quintessential “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” Northern California getaway with celebrity sightings as common as sea lions and thousand dollar a night hotel stays. Once upon a time though, […]


Coroico, Bolivia: Welcome to Paradise

by Katy Stewart on October 17, 2011

For the adventurous traveler, Bolivia is an unrivaled destination. This land-locked country is bursting with unforgettable places: the Salt Flats of Uyuni, the world’s highest capital city, untouched areas of rainforest, former gold-rush colonial towns, and the desert where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their demise. Travel in Bolivia certainly provides more than […]


Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

by Katy Stewart on October 3, 2011

For most visitors to Peru, the thought of leaving without seeing Machu Picchu is practically inconceivable. This “lost” Inca citadel has captured the world’s imagination since its discovery by Hiram Bingham exactly 100 years ago, in 1911. It is now very easy to reach the sacred site, with shuttle buses running from the town of […]


Fresh Air Vacation in the Adirondack Mountains

by Christina Uticone on May 16, 2011

When people think of “New York” they usually think New York City, but there is so much more to the Empire State. I’m an Upstate New York girl myself—born and raised in the Finger Lakes—so I’m always anxious to introduce people to the less urban areas of the state, and one of my favorites is […]