California

Planning Your Northern California & Southern Oregon Road Trip – USA Travel Article

Planning Your Northern California & Southern Oregon Road Trip Southern Oregon and Northern California is a sparsely populated part of the country with some of the best scenery and natural attractions in the United States. Those road tripping the area can visit seven sites operated by the National Park Service in the area, all easily visited on a single trip. Three of the seven sites have full national park status and are some of the best parks in the U.S.When…

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How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report – USA Travel Article

How to Plan Your 2 Week US Trip – USA States Trip Itinerary and Spending Report In September I took a quick US trip for about 2 weeks. Because I didn’t have anyone to road trip with, I decided to take flights use budget airlines to fly super affordably. My itinerary looked like this: Sept 6 – Denver, Colorado (overnight layover) Sept 7-11 – Austin, Texas Sept 11-14 – Chicago, Illinois Sept 14-16 – Minneapolis,…

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36 hours in San Francisco – USA Travel Article

36 hours in San Francisco Spending just a day and a half in San Francisco is almost cruel! But if you’re on a stopover and you only have a weekend to see as much as you can of this great city, this post gives you my picks for the best things to do in San Francisco to get the most out of your quick visit.There are so many things to do here, but if you’re like me, you hate to…

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Finding Hitchcock in Bodega Bay – USA Travel Article

Finding Hitchcock in Bodega Bay I think we’re in real trouble. I don’t know how this started or why, but I know it’s here and we’d be crazy to ignore it… The bird war, the bird attack, plague – call it what you like. They’re amassing out there someplace and they’ll be back. You can count on it… Unless we do something right now, unless we get Bodega Bay on the move, they… Mrs. Bundy said something about Santa Cruz,…

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Planning a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip – USA Travel Article

Planning a Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip Is there anything more quintessentially American than the Pacific Coast Highway road trip? It’s an item that was on my bucket list for the last decade, so I’m glad to finally have checked it off. Although the trip wasn’t without its hiccups (you may have read about road washouts in this area), it’s a trip everyone should do at some point. The winding roads, prehistoric-looking forests, and dramatic cliffs are all part of the…

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5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF – USA Travel Article

5 Awesome Places to Drink Beer in SF I live in SF and I like beer. By no means does that make me an expert, but after having gone bar hopping for the past 6 years (which my Dad still finds hard to believe) and spending way too much dough on booze, I’ve curated a list of bars that are my faves. Whether it’s just to kick one back with your homies or to try new flavors, this list has…

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Santa Cruz to Sequoia | California Road Trip – Couples Travel Article

Santa Cruz to Sequoia | California Road Trip The California road trip dubbed the “Natural Wonders” trip starts at the sea in Santa Cruz and brings you high into the Sierra Nevada’s – the tallest mountain range in the lower 48 states.Along the way, you’ll find everything from sea otters to Sequoias, with lots of interesting and a few quirky stops along the way.California Road Trip MapSanta CruzThe starting point for this road trip through California is the seaside town…

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Detouring for the Winchester Mystery House – USA Travel Article

Detouring for the Winchester Mystery House As early as I could check out library books at Eastvalley Elementary, I was reading books about the weird. Ghosts. Aliens. The disappearance of Amelia Earhart. I loved all things bizarre. My love for these offbeat stories and landmarks has continued into adulthood, as I scour Roadside America before every trip and catch specials on the Travel Channel. Thanks in part to flooding on the Pacific Coast Highway, I had to detour through San…

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5 Date Adventure Ideas for SF – USA Travel Article

5 Date Adventure Ideas for SF Dating in any city can be tough and having dated for roughly the past 15 years, I will be the first to acknowledge that. One of the things that’s great about SF is that there is constantly a steady stream of events, leaving you with plenty of options. It’s more like finding the right person that’s the hard part. In any case, sometimes those creative juices can get stuck so I created a list…

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USA: Knott’s Berry Farm’s surprisingly scary rides – USA Travel Article

USA: Knott’s Berry Farm’s surprisingly scary rides If you love rides, you’ll probably be all about heading to Disneyland when you visit LA, but actually, the innocent sounding Knott’s Berry Farm will have you gasping for breath and begging to get off some of the scariest roller coasters and rides in the world!Knott’s Berry Farm started in Orange County California in the 1920s as a berry farm and is where the boysenberry was first propagated. Who knew?! Cutely there is…

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