Monday, March 2, 2015

Fun Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is renown worldwide for its gorgeous setting and peaceful environment. Perfect for nature lovers, photographers, hikers, campers, and anyone that loves to get one on one with nature. Millions of people visit the park every year and the locals make time to visit often. It is a place where you will discover something new and different each time you visit.

Located in the Central Valley of California in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, Yosemite offers stunning views of granite mountains, giant Sequoia trees and plenty of rushing water and waterfalls recognized throughout the world. When visiting California, it is a spot that must be on your list of places to visit.

While nature has a lot to do with the park, there are a lot of fun activities that will entertain you and the kids too. Even though most of the 750,000 acres of the park is considered wilderness, the outdoor activities are exciting and fun for all ages. Here are some of the favorites the family will enjoy.

• Horseback Riding
• Panning for Gold
• Fishing
• Rafting
• Picnicking
• Visit the Big Trees
• Ansel Adams Gallery
• Hiking
• Camping
• Tours
• Photography
• Bird Watching
• Rock Climbing
• Skiing, Snowboarding - Winter

Camping in the park is a wonderful experience but there are also many hotels and motels that are outside of the park and even a few inside the park too. You need to make sure to book early as the camping sites go quickly and the hotel rooms can be at a premium. The park is open all year round, but winter can see closures due to snow. Make sure to check ahead for road closures and weather conditions. This is Mountain territory!

Have fun in the park and visit often for the full experience of Yosemite!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Golden Mountains of Yosemite

It is no secret how beautiful Yosemite National Park is. If you have never experienced it, you need to make sure that you put it on your list of must see destinations. There is something special about the park during certain times of the year and in February the light from the setting sun hits the canyon and mountain walls just right. The light show is amazing and if you are lucky you can see an amazing sight much like I got to see this year.

Take on Valentine's Day, this is take from a small special spot called Hidden Lake. We happened upon it quite by accident waiting for the traffic to clear at about 4:30 or 5:00 in the evening. The sun was setting and I caught the most amazing sight. The mountains looked like they were made of gold and on fire! Maybe this is where the term The Golden State came from?? Plus I could get the reflection of the image n the lake, much like a mirror too! It was awesome!!

Enjoy one of the amazing images I got.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wine Lovers Enjoy the Zinfandel Experience in San Francisco January 2015

Attention Wine lovers! Combining a beautiful weekend escape with a wine tasting extravaganza is something you cannot miss! There is a cool event in California coming up that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere and a perfect travel destination for the weekend! Wine, Weekend and San Francisco? A triple delight!

From January 29-30, 2015, Zin lovers from around the world can attend the Zinfandel Experience in San Francisco. The Zinfandel Experience is celebrating their 24th anniversary by treating you with three days of wine tasting, impressive culinary treats, and more!

This big event features a diverse selection of wines from renowned producers and specialty emerging wineries that offer amazing tastes of their specialty zins that you will not soon forget! Set in the historic and gorgeous Presido in San Francisco as well as the iconic Four Seasons Hotel, you are invited to enjoy the wonderful weekend of fun events, wine pairings and amazing meals from master chefs, plus a wealth of knowledge from winemakers from all over California and beyond.

Check out the Zinfandel Experience site for event information, winery lineup, tickets and weekend getaways today. Tickets are limited and so are the package deals. Make plans today for a wonderful weekend and enjoy the delights of the vine at this exciting event. I will be there on Saturday and hope to see you too!