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A summer of local travel

Happy Fall!  It’s beginning to feel a lot like fall around here. Our Indian summer is fading, and there’s a crisp breeze blowing in from the ocean. I enjoy this time of year, this narrow slice of time (usually in mid to late October) when the weather noticeably changes to cooler temps. When it’s time […]

Backyard gem: Tomales Bay State Park

Have I mentioned before how very fortunate I feel to be living in the Bay Area? The diversity of ecosystems and microclimates that surround me is rich, and the nooks and crannies leave me with plenty to explore. 

Reflection on Desolation Wilderness

Last weekend’s backpacking trip into the Desolation Wilderness was a boost for my soul. 

Photo Essay: Spring Wildflowers

I am constantly reminded of why I call the San Francisco Bay Area home. The Bay has been my “home” base for almost 8 years. And for oh so many good reasons…

Tips on visiting Big Sur

Big Sur, the words evoke an image of a wild California coast and it is exactly that…

Unexpected adventure in Marin

Just last week, I took myself on a little jaunt in Marin… part errand and part planned hike, but in the end, it was unexpected adventure that left me exhilarated and alive…