Muir Woods National Monument

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.John Muir Just north of San Francisco, across the mighty Golden Gate Bridge, there exists a tiny sliver of a forgotten world. Here, primeval forest holds its claim on a small canyon. Redwoods tower, a brook babbles, ferns grow in all shades of green,…

Experiencing the Golden Gate

It is an enduring symbol of San Francisco and of California, one of the most recognizable icons in the world. The Golden Gate Bridge has captivated artists, writers; locals, and tourists for nearly a century; its orange spans have achieved an almost mythical status. And yet, for so many, experiencing the majesty of the Golden…

Travel Themed Date Night: Peru

Peru has been on my travel wish list for years, but I’ve never had a chance to go. That said, while getting there in person might take a bit, a virtual trip via a date night is totally possible! So, we did. Here is our itinerary. I hope it inspires you to create your own…

Unexpected Eureka, California

The morning fog is cool, a gentle breeze blowing in from the Pacific as I get into my car. Highway 101 is just a street here, reminiscent of an earlier, simpler time when major highways were lined with businesses in small towns like this rather than bypassed by interstates. Just south of town, it turns…

Ohrid, North Macedonia

Editor’s note: North Macedonia is not a place that has ever been on my travel radar, but this amazing glimpse into the place by our writer Sam Spector makes me want to go. For more of Sam’s work, click here to visit his index. I love UNESCO World Heritage Sites. To date, there are 1,121…

A Beatles Walking Tour of Liverpool

Editor’s note: I’ve never been to Liverpool, so we are lucky to have Mandy give us a taste of the most famous residents the city has ever known. For more of her awesome walking tours, click here. Liverpool one of my favorite places to visit in England and it is probably most famous for being…

Padre Island National Seashore

Editor’s note: it’s awesome that Christian wrote this the same day I visited another National Seashore: Point Reyes in California. It seems the experiences couldn’t be more opposite! For more of Christian’s National Parks themed articles, click here for his index. Texas is known to many Texans as the Best Country in the World. Traveling…