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 you visit a national park, you need to bring your brains with you. Not everyone does. Every year people get too close to a bison or some other dangerous animal and pay the price, sometimes the ultimate price.
In how many locations in the world can you take a luxury private tour of one of the most fascinating and iconic cities one day, and without boarding a plane, find yourself immersed the next day in a famous and beloved national park that people travel thousands of miles to visit? Welcome to our classy […]
Nineteenth century poet, essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, who gave more than 1,000 public lectures throughout the U.S., captured in one sentence what it means to be out in nature. “The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it,” he declared. It was a sentiment enthusiastically endorsed by outdoorsman and environmentalist John Muir, […]
You’re retired or you own your own business and can take time off whenever you wish. You’ve decided you’d like to visit Yosemite National Park. But now questions abound. Should you book through a travel agency or Google for the best option? Are you thinking budget or luxury? Can you fly into Yosemite? Are you […]
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.