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 […]
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.
It started with news reports of a virus in Wuhan, China, that was causing great concern around the world. As days passed, the danger got closer and closer to home. It almost felt like it was creeping up on us. Before we knew it, the virus, eventually labeled COVID-19, was spreading to country after country […]
Some will rush to Disneyland to check out Mickey Mouse and his friends, others will venture to the beach to acquire that all-important tan, and perhaps the more serious among us will visit an historical site or two. Shopping, browsing, sampling local foods—the world is beginning to return to “normal” again, with people doing what […]
Are you visiting San Francisco this December and want to see the real Northern California, whether you are looking for a Napa wine tour, private San Francisco tour or a unique Yosemite experience? The first two are easy and the weather is usually calm and pleasant (save for some rain), but in Yosemite, especially in […]
Safety For Our Guests Is Number One The world has been turned upside down in recent months because of Covid-19. Businesses are closed, sports are on hiatus and nobody is traveling leisurely. Anywhere. Little did we know at the beginning of 2020 that we’d be changing our lives so drastically in such a short amount […]
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 […]
Yosemite Destination Weddings and Honeymoons The traditions of old, although memorable and valuable, are changing. The next big thing is always around the corner, and it only takes one person with an idea to make it happen, to do something different.
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.
Stay Safe on Yosemite’s Hiking Trails Since the world has been turned on its head by Covid-19, we’ve seen direct changes in the tour industry. A shift in consumer behavior during the pandemic has altered San Francisco hotel room demand, destination requests, tourism and more.