San Francisco Cable Cars with family

SAN FRANCISCO IN A DAY

San Francisco is a fascinating city to visit. Unfortunately, our road trip was so full with so much to see and do, we only had about twenty four hours there. In California Road Trippin: San Francisco Day 1, I shared our adventures on our first day in this grand city. We did all the usual tourist things on the Fisherman’s Wharf. It was breezy and cold during our visit, but the sun was shining and we enjoyed our short time there.

Tenaya Lodge Pools and Front

TENAYA LODGE AT YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK: A LUXURY HOTEL REVIEW

In this review we share our experience at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite. This Yosemite Luxury Hotel is located in Fish Camp, CA on the south entrance to Yosemite National Park. If you are looking for a bit of luxury and relaxation after a day of exploring Yosemite Valley or Glacier Point, then Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is the perfect luxury resort for you.

Image of Indian Head Entrance Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK FOR FAMILIES

Preparing to visit Sequoia National Park with kids
2 Day Itinerary for Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
Getting to Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
What to bring for a visit to Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
5 Must See Things in Sequoia National Park
5 Must See Things in King’s Canyon National Park
Where to stay in Sequoia & King’s Canyon National Park
Optional Day 3 Itinerary for hiking in King’s Canyon National Park

REVIEW OF THE FESS PARKER DOUBLE TREE, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

In this hotel review, VeraVise visits The Fess Parker A Double Tree Hilton Resort in Santa Barbara, California. The Fess Parker surprised us with its beautifully manicured grounds, welcoming pools, and public spaces, and clean, spacious, rooms. If you want to enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara coast in a well appointed and relaxing atmosphere, consider The Fess Parker A Double Tree Hilton Resort.

Photo Tour That Will Make You Want To Drive The Pacific Coast Hwy Despite 2017 Big Sur Landslides

In this post, I take you on a photo tour that will make you want to drive the Pacific Coast Hwy despite the 2017 Big Sur landslides. I discuss how Big Sur landslides in 2017 have changed the landscape of the Pacific Coast Hwy. Without Big Sur is it worth it? After my May 2017 California Road Trip, I say resoundingly YES! Find out why.

Five Reasons to Dine at Novo Restaurant & Lounge When Visiting San Luis Obispo

When researching best restaurants in San Luis Obispo, Novo Restaurant & Lounge will likely come up in the top of any search result. Due to land slides in Big Sur, we had to change our itinerary a bit from our initial plans. Knowing this, I really wanted to be sure our dinner included a stop in San Luis Obispo to give this downtown SLO restaurant a try. Thankfully, we successfully made it to SLO by dinner and enjoyed a fabulous and relaxing meal at Novo Restaurant & Lounge. 

Morning in Monterey, California: Stunning Sunrise, Steinbeck Monument, and Cannery Row

When your three year old is still on east coast time, he gets up at 5:15 am in Monterey, California. Sneaking out so as not to wake the rest of the family, we walked out into the brisk cool morning, crossed the street from our hotel onto a very nice jogging and bike walkway, and were greeted with this stunningsunrise! This is quite a sunrise for my very first west coast sunrise! WOW!