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How to Get to Muir Woods Without a Car

Muir Woods National Monument is an incredible day trip from San Francisco. This young redwood forest was untouched by logging in the early 1900s, so the trees are tall, abundant, and quite frankly, magical! If you don’t have access to a car in San Francisco but still want to visit Muir Woods, this guide is for you. Here’s the easiest and cheapest way to...

A Trail Guide to the Delicate Arch Sunrise Hike | Arches National Park

Delicate Arch is one of the most iconic natural features in Utah (it’s even on their license plates!) — and for good reason. Aside from the strange formation being something to marvel at itself, this natural arch perfectly frames the stunning rolling hills and rock formations around it. Because this arch is so popular, the best time to see it without the crowds...

Zion and Bryce in One Day: The Ultimate Day Trip!

If you’re passing through Utah and only have one day to visit Zion National Park and Bryce National Park, don’t you worry! While you may not see all of the iconic sights, you certainly can get a little taste of what these national parks have on offer. From sunrise views to lunches looking over thousand-foot drops, this itinerary is sure to get your heart...

The Ultimate Guide to the Grütschalp to Mürren Hike: Stunning All Year!

Located in the beautiful Jungfrau region of Switzerland, the Grütschalp to Mürren hike gives you panoramic views of some of the most iconic Swiss mountains. Even better? There’s very little incline, making this a great beginner’s hike. And, EVEN BETTER, this hike is accessible year round. It’s hard to believe that you can go hiking (really! Without...

One Day in Bryce Canyon National Park: Itinerary & Guide

Bryce Canyon is one of my favorite national parks. With sweeping views of hoodoos, the canyon, and valleys beyond, this national park has so much to see. Bryce is small enough that you can cover a fair bit of ground in a day, but big enough that you have more to return to. Here’s my ultimate guide to one day in Bryce Canyon National Park. When to Visit Bryce...

The Best Hike in Bryce Canyon National Park: The Fairyland Loop

This underrated hike is truly the best hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. See endless views from the top of the canyon, then hike under the hoodoos. With a new viewpoint at every turn, this hike has everything you could want – and even better? With little elevation gain, so you can focus on breathtaking views rather than breathtaking incline! The Fairyland...

What You Need to Know Before Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

If you’re looking to hike in Zion National Park, you’ve probably come across the Angels Landing Hike. Angels Landing is a 1488 ft rock structure in Zion, and this hike takes you from the valley floor all the way to the top. On this unforgettable hike, you’ll go up brutal switchbacks before meeting the famous chained section, where sheer drop-offs...

9 Charming Fairytale Villages to Visit in Alsace, France

Alsace is an incredibly beautiful part of France. I feel like in literally every single post I write about Alsace, I say that “it’s like you walked in to the town in Beauty and the Beast”, but it’s true! The villages in Alsace are probably the most charming and quaint places you’ll ever see. I’m blown away every time I visit...

The Ultimate 1 or 2 Day Pinnacles National Park Itinerary

Pinnacles National Park is such an underrated place to visit. Located just 2 and a half hours away from San Francisco, Pinnacles is an incredible weekend escape from the Bay Area. With rounded spires, vast rolling hills, surrealist rock towers, and talus caves to explore, you’ll never be bored at this national park. Ready to explore? Here’s my ultimate 1...

The Best Day Hike in Pinnacles National Park: Incredible Caves, Peaks, and More!

This hike in Pinnacles National Park takes you through the best parts of three iconic hikes, merging them all into the best day hike in Pinnacles! You get to climb up small steps carved into the rocks, through both beautiful and eerie talus caves, and to viewpoints of the vast valley beneath you. Ready to get hiking? Here’s what you need to know. The best...