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.
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.
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’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 […]
Can I Fly to Yosemite from San Francisco? Well, sort of. Yosemite is 200 miles from downtown San Francisco. To arrive at the park in luxury and privately is more difficult than you think. Arriving at the national treasure by private driver takes 4 hours from San Francisco. Because of this, many luxury travelers ask: […]
Where Can I Safely Hike in Yosemite in Winter? Each year, 4-5 million people visit Yosemite National Park, the majority of them in the summer. Sometimes it seems they’re all there at once. In the winter, the park is downright serene by comparison; it’s a time when you can actually hear a symphony of the […]
Where Can I See Bears in Yosemite? Evoking a mixture of fascination and fright, bears are the superstars of Yosemite National Park’s ecosystem. The mammoth mammals spend the majority of their lives looking for food, and they are well equipped for it.
Top Sights in Yosemite’s High Country Did you know there is much more to Yosemite National Park than the often-visited Valley? Unfortunately, a good portion of the tourism community ignores everything in the park but the Valley.
How Do I Avoid The Crowds in Yosemite National Park? World-renowned Yosemite National Park is understandably crowded, especially in the summer, with August typically the busiest month. Easily accessed from San Francisco, the beloved park includes landmarks such as El Capitan, Half Dome and Glacier Point and tons of stellar photo ops. No wonder thousands […]
Tips and Tricks to Luxury Camping in Yosemite The terms “luxury” and “camping” are rarely used in the same sentence. But if you can afford luxury, why should you be deprived of the joy of camping in world-famous Yosemite National Park? And we’re not talking about camping in an RV. That’s cheating. Enjoying a luxurious […]