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 […]

Hiking In Yosemite Is Best Away From Crowds If visiting Yosemite is listed as number one on your bucket list, there is a good chance, especially if you are an outdoorsy person, that hiking to the top of Half Dome is a close number two.

Best Ways to Get from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park San Francisco is a major travel destination, arguably one of the most popular and romanticized cities in the world. Many, though, are too busy to research the sights accessible around the city before they arrive, especially for a four- or five-day holiday.

What Are My Yosemite One-Day Tour Hiking Choices? Many people have no idea what they are in for when they book a Yosemite one-day tour. The marketing machine in San Francisco is encouraging them to reserve, and time, their most valuable asset, is limited.

What’s the Difference Between Yosemite and Yellowstone? Travelers to California often confuse Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks. Maybe it’s because the two names begin with the letter Y, or maybe it’s because the parks are equally famous.

Private Yosemite Tour in Winter from San Francisco

Is New Year’s Eve in Yosemite Worth It? Where do you want to spend New Year’s this year—New York City, San Francisco, Miami? Why not plan something different and ring in the New Year at Yosemite?

Ahwahnee Luxury Hotel Tour

Why Did The Name of the Majestic Yosemite Hotel Change…Again? “The Majestic or The Ahwahnee—you know, that nice hotel in the Valley”—is how many conversations about reserving a luxury hotel in Yosemite Valley begin.

Yosemite Digital Detox Tour

Escape From Your Smartphone How many minutes, or dare we say hours, has your screen time increased in the last five years? In the tour industry alone, the change is drastic. Instead of visiting a place to appreciate its wonder and restore the soul, many are opting for photos instead.

Private Yosemite Backcountry Guide

Yosemite Hiking is Not for Everyone We are all individuals with our own tastes, talents, and needs. Some like sports, others more cerebral activities, and most enjoy watching their families grow up. Some of us like to leave a different kind of legacy.

How to Avoid Yosemite Traffic

How to Avoid Yosemite’s Traffic The Pacific Coast Highway from Los Angeles to San Francisco (and vice versa) is one of the most popular drives in the world. Most visitors to California know about it, and typically, especially in the summertime, there is heavy traffic. But the roadway always seems to flow. Yosemite National Park […]