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

Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

I recently experienced the most exquisite meal at a restaurant I’ve long dreamed of visiting - the Plumed Horse. My lovely friend Marjorie organized this intimate gathering to celebrate her birthday and savor nine delectable courses in this venerable and renowned Saratoga restaurant. The glorious wine room. Photo credit: Lisette The restaurant lies along the … Continue reading Dining Decadence – Plumed Horse

Incline Village Ski Trip

In an effort to use a few vacation days, last weekend I went up to Incline Village for a quick ski-getaway just before the crowds headed up for the President’s Day weekend. Once again utilizing my Hyatt points, I booked Thursday and Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and began looking for restaurants … Continue reading Incline Village Ski Trip

San Jose Women’s March

I have never been terribly political, but this election cycle has made me think harder about getting more involved with the issues that are important to me. I was extremely excited to find out that San Jose was hosting its own Women’s March this January in order to express our desire for change and bring … Continue reading San Jose Women’s March

Climbing at Castle Rock

Many of you may know that I’m an avid climber - and recently started lead climbing at my home gym, Planet Granite in Sunnyvale. While I mostly climb indoors, I’m trying more and more to get outside and off the wall. One of the best places to do this locally, of course, is Castle Rock … Continue reading Climbing at Castle Rock

Backpacking at Point Reyes

Backpacking at Point Reyes National Seashore is a yearly tradition for me. I’ve been going ever since we took a class trip in sixth grade, and I almost always stay at one of the backpacking camps (though this year I stayed at Marshall Beach in Tomales Bay). Of the four camps, my favorites are the … Continue reading Backpacking at Point Reyes