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Wanderful Words No. 19: A Misty Hike to Alamere Falls

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“In the spring, at the end of the day you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood As I wrote last weekend, this past week was my Spring Break and I had no travel plans. So I contacted the awesome Lauren Quinn to see if she could take me on the Palomarin Hike she’d mentioned […]

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Photo Essay: Yosemite in the Winter

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A couple of months ago I visited Yosemite National Park. I’ve been to the park before, but it was my first time visiting it in the middle of the sleepy snowy winter. It’s beginning to seem like spring is finally approaching and these pictures are long overdue: The Iron Door Saloon in Groveland, a refuge […]

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Where to go in San Francisco to Feel Like You’re in Another Country

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It’s been awhile since I’ve done some serious traveling. When I am not distracted by things I have to do, stir craziness begins to creep up on me. I am hoping to find an affordable last minute Spring Break getaway, but in lieu of any concrete travel plans, I’ve been thinking a lot about where […]

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Photo Essay: Slow Travel Down the Pacific Coast Highway

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A couple months ago, I visited a fellow wandering friend of mine in Santa Cruz. After a fantastic night of Mexican food and drink and a Toots and the Maytals show, I drove back up to San Francisco on Highway 1 the following afternoon and took advantage of a gloriously sunny day. Also known as […]

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Photo Essay: Exploring My Inner Tree Hugger in Henry Cowell State Park

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Back in September, I chaperoned a field trip to Henry Cowell State Park. The park is located in Felton, CA in the Santa Cruz Mountains. There, you will find coast redwoods, the world’s tallest trees, and giant sequoias, the world’s most massive trees. This park doesn’t have the most famous of these trees (such as […]

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Photo Essay: Santa Barbara for the Holidays

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Santa Barbara and the towns that surround it are a unique part of California. The area sits on the intersection of the Central California Coast and Southern California. It contains elements of both regions and is probably as close to the stereotypical image of California as you can get. A mild climate, palm trees, beaches, […]

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Photo Essay: Grapes of Rapture

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This past Saturday, I joined my friend and her coworkers on a wine tasting trip to Sonoma. Napa tends to take much of Northern California’s wine glory, but there are several other great wine tasting areas near San Francisco that are just as nice and kinder to your wallet. Sonoma is Napa’s more down-to-earth neighbor […]

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