Yosemite National Park, nestled in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, is a destination of unparalleled beauty, featuring stunning cliffs, cascading waterfalls and untouched wilderness. Although the park is open year-round, each month offers a unique experience displaying different, incredible natural phenomena. So, which Yosemite show suits you? Read on for a breakdown […]
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 […]
Not everyone wants to hike through the wilderness of Yosemite or see the sights in San Francisco. The nerds among us—and we mean that in the nicest way—just might be thrilled to spend hours or days visiting the mother lode of innovation: Silicon Valley. Actually named Santa Clara Valley, the famous brainiac mecca got its […]
San Francisco, a city renowned for its world-famous landmarks, cultural diversity and vibrant neighborhoods, has been the subject of various narratives lately. Along with glowing reviews, concerns about homelessness, crime rates and business closures in popular neighborhoods have raised eyebrows among visitors and locals alike. While these circumstances cannot be ignored, the colorful city should […]
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.
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 […]
About 30 years ago, the mother of a third-grade boy brought a writing project to his class. She had found a book that listed addresses (mostly of agents) of famous people, and helped the kids choose different stars and write letters to them. They began their letters by introducing themselves and explaining that the class […]
What are you missing if you don’t ever visit Northern California? San Francisco, for starters. One of the most popular cities in the world, the City by the Bay is home to historic cable cars still in action; fascinating architecture, including the famous, colorful Painted Ladies; Pier 39, with frolicking seals; The Presidio, a former Spanish, […]
San Francisco’s Presidio, steeped in American history, was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The military complex, housing more than 700 buildings, 433 of which are designated historic, closed in 1989 and, in 1994, the National Park Service took over its operation.
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 […]