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

Perfect Pescadero Bike Loop

I just adore Pescadero, this quaint little fishing town just south of Santa Cruz is filled with charming activities and stunning backroads. Last weekend I tried a new 31 mile bike loop here recommended by a 7X7 article, and it was just as lovely as the article alleged. After picking up a lovely coffee at … Continue reading Perfect Pescadero Bike Loop

Vasona Lake Park

Every summer I look forward to the abundant seasonal activities our region has to offer. One fantastic free event that I enjoy each summer is going to the free music in Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos on Saturdays during June and July. Held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., these concerts, dubbed "Vasona Vibrations" are … Continue reading Vasona Lake Park

Berry Creek Falls – Big Basin

Yesterday I had a chance to revisit one of my all time favorite hikes, the Sunset/Skyline to Sea loop in Big Basin Redwoods State Park. This scenic route through the redwoods features a series of waterfalls and is the perfect shaded hike for a hot summer day. This hike covers approximately 9.5 miles and traverses … Continue reading Berry Creek Falls – Big Basin