We live in the Philadelphia area in Pennsylvania and absolutely love the beach. There are a couple months (mostly July and August) that are great for swimming and we usually go to the Jersey Shore. On all of our trips going “Down The Shore” as locals in Philly call it, I have never seen aContinue reading “Pier 39 San Francisco (A Great Place To See Sea Lions!)”
If you are in the Sausalito area in California, I highly recommend a trip to the Marine Mammal Center. It is an amazing organization that helps injured or distressed marine animals (such as seals, otters, or sea lions.) The center provides a source of rehabilitation which enables a fighting chance for these creatures to haveContinue reading “Why I Recommend Visiting The Marine Mammal Center In Sausalito California”
I think that sometimes the creativity of a city can be hidden in the corners of it, so let me tell you, the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps and Hidden Garden Steps are amazing gems in San Francisco to find. These visual masterpieces were literally created from the actual people living in the neighborhoods of GoldenContinue reading “Why You Need To Visit The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps And Hidden Garden Steps In San Francisco”
In San Francisco, there is actually the oldest public Japanese Tea Garden in the United States. It was originally in an exhibit within the 1894 Midwinter International Exposition. After the exposition left, the creator, landscape architect Makoto Hagiwara maintained the garden and became a caretaker of the property. He was known to have put allContinue reading “Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco”
Winter brings with it an opportunity to grow in the fact that it quite literally can bring you a clean slate to work with. In the northern part of the United States we are dealing with snowy conditions and in a way, it emotionally resonates with me. This is not particularly just in the factContinue reading “A Clean Slate”
On our travels to the Bay Area, we felt for a more authentic California experience, we had to do at least a mini day trip down the Pacific Coast Highway. So one of the days, we set out, rented a car, and went for it. If time allows for it on your visit, this isContinue reading “A California Pacific Coast Highway Trip To The Santa Cruz Walton Lighthouse”
Every day most of us take vitamins, but are we getting enough exercise into our routine? It is so important that we take care of our health and well being. In addition to a healthy diet, we have to remember to keep moving. I find exercise particularly helpful if I feel like I am inContinue reading “Why Exercise Is So Important”
When we travel, it is important to us to visit places that connect us with the local nature and environment of the area. It is so good and healthy to enjoy the sun, Earth, and to really get a true sense of the history of the land. There is nothing like a hike among forestsContinue reading “Muir Woods National Monument”
For years, before I had traveled to the Bay Area, I imagined that cable cars lined the streets. It may have been a particular rice commercial that had first enabled me to have this vision. If you grew up in the nineties, I think you know what treat I am referring to! Once we wereContinue reading “Cable Car Museum San Francisco”
Yosemite was on my mind a lot even before we got there. It has always been one of those places we always wanted to go to, and luckily it is not too far away from San Francisco (where our hotel was.) There are different restrictions depending on weather or the time of the year, suchContinue reading “A Journey To Yosemite”
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