The biggest benefit you’ll get from hiking the backcountry of the spectacular Yosemite National Park isn’t what you’ll see, although those sights will likely stay with you for the rest of your life. The wilderness trails of the 1,187-square-mile park also offer you a treasured gift that naturalist and environmental John Muir and many explorers […]
San Francisco and its famous bay, originally inhabited by native Americans, became a possession of Mexico in the 18th century. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican-American War and the execution of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, California became part of America, and two years later, a state. Because San Francisco had been populated […]
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 […]
Are you working to live or living to work? Do you have your dream job? Do you wake up each workday excited to earn your living? Do you think up new ideas, while taking a shower, that will help you fulfill your work goals? It’s never too late to change paths. You have to be […]
Does San Francisco have crime? Does it have way too many homeless people? Yes. And yes. And so do Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and just about every other U.S. metropolis you could name. But this isn’t a “what about” article because there is no comparison to San Francisco. It’s one […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Covering about 30 city blocks, San Francisco’s Chinatown is North America’s oldest Chinese community. Dating back to the mid-1800s, the area bustles with pagoda rooves, hanging lanterns, specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Old St. Mary’s Church, the continent’s first Asian church, was built in Chinatown in 1853. In 1859, the Chinese School welcomed Asian […]
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.