Have you been fortunate enough to stay in luxury hotels all over the world? Have you eaten in some of the finest restaurants? Seen the Seven Wonders of the World? That’s wonderful; what enjoyment you must have found. But we’d like to make the argument that you haven’t really lived until you’ve camped in Yosemite […]

If you could only visit one national park in your lifetime, we highly recommend you choose Yosemite. Why? We’re glad you asked. Although in 1890 Yosemite National Park became the third U.S. land mass to earn that designation, President Lincoln put Yosemite under government protection in 1864, an action that became the inspiration for the […]

You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen the giant sequoia trees in Mariposa Grove in Yosemite National Park. To understand their magnitude, picture branches that can reach eight feet in diameter and bark that might be three feet thick. A sequoia trunk can span 35 feet. The tallest tree in Yosemite is the Columbia […]

When it comes to enjoying the trails in Yosemite National Park, just about any day is a great day to take a hike. And you don’t have to be a super buff athlete to enjoy a short or long trek somewhere in the 1,200-square-mile park.

Fauna and flora, mountains and streams are not the only amazing sights to see in Yosemite National Park. If you’re lucky enough to be in the park at night — say camping on one of our popular luxury private tours — you’ll likely see one of the most wondrous scenes from planet earth: the vast […]

If you can afford it, a private, luxury tour of Yosemite is the best way to get the most out of your visit to the famous national park. The beloved wilderness area is so popular, in fact, that in 2019, before Covid-19 hit, more than 4.5 million people visited Yosemite. That figure dipped to 2.3 […]

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.

So you’re a senior citizen, even if you don’t feel like one. And if you’re like a lot of baby boomers, you’re thinking, “If not now, when?” When are you going to travel and experience the luxury you deserve and have worked so hard to earn? There isn’t one right way to enjoy the wondrous […]

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.

Nineteenth century poet, essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, who gave more than 1,000 public lectures throughout the U.S., captured in one sentence what it means to be out in nature. “The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it,” he declared. It was a sentiment enthusiastically endorsed by outdoorsman and environmentalist John Muir, […]