Hiking Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay State Park

To the northwest of South Lake Tahoe is Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay State Park provides various hiking trails in varying degrees of difficulty, but all have incredible views of the lake. While in California, especially at Lake Tahoe, I was continuously overwhelmed by the stunning landscapes. When my partner and I arrived first arrived […]

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Yosemite National Park

We dedicated two days to sightseeing in Yosemite National Park. We didn’t stay within the grounds of the national park, but instead in Mariposa. Mariposa is around 1 hour away from the park, but depends upon the traffic and whether or not there is ongoing construction that could cause lengthy delays on the one lane […]

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A Taste of Napa’s Wine Country

After many years of dreaming about it, I recently traveled to California for my first time ever. My partner and I rented a car in San Francisco and drove to Napa valley for a day of wine tastings. We used City Rent a Car, but we also recommend Enterprise. We purchased the priority wine pass, […]

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Road Trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

While I was in Las Vegas, NV for a conference, I visited 2 of Utah’s 5 National Parks, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. We first started at Zion National Park. It immediately reminded me of my trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, however I felt the landscape was more […]

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A Quick Tour of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead

While I was in Las Vegas, Nevada for a work conference, I visited the Hoover Dam on a half day tour. Early in the morning, we left Las Vegas on a coach bus and visited Lake Mead, which is the U.S.’ largest reservoir. The man-made lake in Nevada generates hydro-electricity and distributes water to itself and […]

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Day-tripping Block Island

While it’s estimated that millions of Americans are traveling this Labor Day weekend, I was one of them. I took an impromptu day trip to Block Island. New Shoreham is considered to be the smallest town in Rhode Island. In the early afternoon, we took a high speed ferry from New London, Connecticut. When we […]

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