If you could only visit one U.S. national park, which one would you choose? Would it be Bryce Canyon in Utah, a wonderland of fascinating topography? Or the scenic Yellowstone, with Old Faithful and other geysers? Perhaps you would choose Shenandoah, with its hardwood forests and miles of the Appalachian Trail. Then, of course, there’s […]
Not everyone is up for camping or even glamping. But that doesn’t mean that you non-camping/clamping folks can’t enjoy the splendor that is Yosemite National Park for one day, a few days or longer.
When you visit a national park, you need to bring your brains with you. Not everyone does. Every year people get too close to a bison or some other dangerous animal and pay the price, sometimes the ultimate price.
The first hotel opened in Yosemite National Park in 1864, the same year President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, the harbinger of the national park system. The first-class Ahwahnee Hotel, the brainchild of Steven T. Mather, the National Park Service’s first director, opened in the summer of 1927.
Just like in many situations in life, Yosemite accommodations are all about choices, ranging from upscale to lying on God’s green earth (free). It depends on what you’re comfortable with, what you can afford, how adventurous you are and what you want get out of your Yosemite experience. Do you want to enjoy the views […]
You don’t have to be an ornithologist or a devoted birdwatcher to appreciate our feathered friends in Yosemite National Park. On our private luxury tour in the nearly 1,200 square miles of peaks, valleys, meadows, forests, streams and waterfalls, you’ll likely see and hear many of the 262 bird species in the stunning park, including […]
You’re retired or you own your own business and can take time off whenever you wish. You’ve decided you’d like to visit Yosemite National Park. But now questions abound. Should you book through a travel agency or Google for the best option? Are you thinking budget or luxury? Can you fly into Yosemite? Are you […]
Are you visiting San Francisco this December and want to see the real Northern California, whether you are looking for a Napa wine tour, private San Francisco tour or a unique Yosemite experience? The first two are easy and the weather is usually calm and pleasant (save for some rain), but in Yosemite, especially in […]
Nobody is talked about more in Yosemite National Park than John Muir. It seems that on every trail you hike, whether in the Valley or elsewhere, when you talk to someone long enough (especially private tour guides or park rangers), the topic of Muir always comes up. Why is he so famous in Yosemite, and […]
Our Private Yosemite Tour Guides Listen Life is difficult at times, isn’t it? Particularly if your responsibilities include supporting a large family or employees who depend on you, it can feel overwhelming. Sometimes you want to leave the problems of the world behind for a while, maybe even put down your technology. How about a […]