Safari West

Did you know that there are zebras, giraffes, and rhinos in wine country? Yes, in Sonoma by Santa Rosa, there is a 400-acre private wildlife preserve called Safari West, where there are all of those animals and more. You can even spend the night there in a tent just like on a real safari. We … Continue reading Safari West


Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

We did an 8-mile hike on Kauai. I've done this hike before, and you'd think I learned my lesson the first time around. Maybe the views were so beautiful that I totally forgot how much pain I was in after. The hike starts at Ke'e beach on the Kalalau Trail. It's 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai … Continue reading Hike to Hanakapi’ai Falls

Yosemite Long Weekend

It was a long weekend, so we decided to explore the great outdoors. It's about a 3-hour drive to Yosemite National Park, so we stayed in a cute little motel/lodge in Coulterville which is right outside of the park. It's been a rainy/snowy season this year, thanks to El Nino, so there's been snow in … Continue reading Yosemite Long Weekend

Coastal Weekend

Last weekend, we decided to get out of the city. We drove down to Santa Cruz Friday night and went to the Boardwalk. Saturday, we were supposed to go whale watching but they cancelled due to high winds, so we drove down to Point Lobos State Park instead. We hiked out to Sea Lion Point … Continue reading Coastal Weekend

Full Moon Paddle

Friday night was a blue moon, so Saturday night, we went on a Full Moon Paddle where we kayaked around the Sausalito bay to see the sunset and moonrise. We started out around the marina, by the docks, visited some harbor seals, and into the houseboats community. There's a whole neighborhood of houseboats just docked … Continue reading Full Moon Paddle