Almaden Quicksilver Road Bike Loop – 28.4 Miles

I stumbled upon this route one day while looking for good Los Gatos rides and cobbled together a few suggested rides with Google maps to come up with this ride. This lovely ride is not for beginners, it traverses about 28.4 miles and goes along the Los Alamitos Creek Trail, wrapping around the back of … Continue reading Almaden Quicksilver Road Bike Loop – 28.4 Miles

Swim-Through Caverns

I love the Sierra Nevadas, just about every inch of them. This August, I signed up for Pursuit 2018 at Bear Valley, and was excited to stop by one of my favorite little secret spots on the drive up: Natural Bridge Caverns. These beautiful caves are located between Murphys and Columbia along Parrots Ferry Road. … Continue reading Swim-Through Caverns

Lake Valley Reservoir – Kayaking

I really love finding new lakes to kayak when I travel. A few weeks ago, I was up at my best friend’s cabin in Truckee and I wanted to take out my kayak. While Donner Lake is the closest body of water to the cabin, I wanted to find one that was quieter. Looking for … Continue reading Lake Valley Reservoir – Kayaking

Stevens Creek Reservoir – Kayaking

Many people don’t know about the great local spots where you can go paddling. Just a short drive from my home (and office), Stevens Creek Reservoir is a wonderful spot for an evening paddle. The reservoir is quite small, so don’t expect to be entertained for hours, but if you are just looking to get … Continue reading Stevens Creek Reservoir – Kayaking

Elkhorn Slough

Spring is in the air - and in the water! One of my favorite springtime activities is to go kayaking at Elkhorn Slough; this year rather than being stuck with clunky rental kayaks and gear, I was able to take my new Oru Bay Kayak out on her maiden voyage. My graduation present: Oru Bay … Continue reading Elkhorn Slough

Desolation (Wilderness)

California has no shortage of amazing parks and recreation areas, but for those who are wild at heart, the wilderness areas of California offer some of the most remote, pristine and dramatic landscapes you can find. Protected by the California Wilderness Act of 1974, these regions offer some of the best backpacking, hiking and fishing … Continue reading Desolation (Wilderness)

Oxbow Public Market – Napa

This summer, I was fortunate enough to have a client event at the Oxbow Public Market, so of course - I immediately volunteered to attend. Lowepro was celebrating their 50th anniversary, so in order to mark the occasion, they hired professional photographers around the globe to lead informative walks in stunning locations, giving participants tips … Continue reading Oxbow Public Market – Napa

Open University – SJSU

One of the great perks of living in downtown San Jose is access to San Jose State University. The first of the 23 campus California State University system, SJSU offers 145 areas of study and has flexible options for students of all varieties. In investigating a Master’s in Mass Communications at the university, I discovered … Continue reading Open University – SJSU