Tag: Nature Travel

Adventure in the Grand Canyon: Rim to River to Rim Hike

Usually when I drive between California and Minnesota, I am on a tight schedule and don’t have any time for sightseeing. I normally make the trip in two long days, with an overnight stop in Denver to see my son. However this time I had about 10 days to make the trip from Minnesota to …

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Big Sur Beaches Have Character

What does it mean for a beach to have character? To me, it means the beach has more to offer than just a long stretch of white sand. It has interesting things to see and do, like driftwood that may have traveled from across the sea, tide pools teeming with squiggly life, granite outcrops that …

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7 Best Whale Watching Spots in NorCal

Is there anything more exciting than seeing a pod of 50 foot, 30 ton Gray Whales spy-hop, or roll their backs along the surface of the Pacific Ocean to take a breath of air? Especially when they’re just offshore! Between December and April every year the Pacific Gray Whales participate in their own version of …

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