Exploring the Eastern Sierra

Apricot mallows in bloom among the volcanic outcroppings at Alabama Hills. Three-year-old Anikin Allen gets up close with the wildflowers at Death Valley National Park,...

Explore Mount Shasta

Mount Shasta is a great option for a quick, fall escape from the Tahoe Basin, and the drive to get there is an adventure...

Unwind on the coast

Next to Tahoe, Carmel and Monterey are my favorite places. In fact, I’ve already told my family that I’ll be retiring there one day....

Indulge in Reno

Looking to relax after a long summer of working and playing? One of the best escapes for a night or a weekend is to...

Storybook charm on the coast

Tucked along Highway 1 as you travel down the coast, it would be easy to miss the quaint village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The traffic from...