This ride is best timed in the spring to see the reservoirs at peak levels and encounter maximum wildlife, but is beautiful at any time of the year. This 18.8 mile loop is a lovely training ride with rolling hills (only 731 ft. elevation gain), gorgeous scenery and wineries - should you care for a … Continue reading Morgan Hill Reservoir Ride
I’m lucky enough to have grown up in the lovely town of Los Altos Hills, my parents were fortunate to have bought our house before the dotcom boom, but soon found our little ranch split-level surrounded by McMansions. My family have since left the area, but I still house-sit occasionally for some families that have … Continue reading Hidden Villa Hiking
I’m a sucker for sparkling wine. My friend and I were in the mood for a good girls’ weekend, so we decided to abscond to Napa (I’m easily convinced when it comes to wine weekends) for a sparkling wine themed weekend. We booked a hotel in the heart of downtown Napa and planned out an … Continue reading Napa Valley Bubbly Trip
A quick weekend trip to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Biking Hawk Hill is pretty much a right of passage for any cyclist who has ever lived in or near San Francisco. The scenery can’t be beat. Views of San Francisco, Alcatraz and the Pacific are all along this stunning ride. The bad news: you’ll climb about 500 feet in approximately a mile and half. … Continue reading Hawk Hill
For the holiday weekend, I decided to take a day trip down to Point Lobos and Carmel. We started the trip in San Jose with our destination as Point Lobos. A short hike at Point Lobos offers phenomenal views of the Pacific and wildlife. Otters can be seen playing in coves, along with seals and a variety of … Continue reading An Afternoon in Carmel