California · United States

The world’s tallest living things can be seen at Redwood National and State Parks in northern California

These parks are actually a string of protected forests, beaches, and grasslands along the Northern California coast. The small town of Orick is located nearby. Bring your neck pillow!  You will be craning your neck to see massive trees that grow over 350 feet high!   Highway 101 runs right through this park. But this… Continue reading The world’s tallest living things can be seen at Redwood National and State Parks in northern California

Europe · Switzerland

Discovering small Swiss towns on the way to Chamonix – today’s town is: Thonex, Switzerland

  I love videos like this because you get a visual idea of what it looks like to drive along the streets while viewing the terrain .  You can see traffic patterns, traffic light configurations, typical highway signs, and housing styles that are common to the area. Thonex is located just outside of Geneva. It… Continue reading Discovering small Swiss towns on the way to Chamonix – today’s town is: Thonex, Switzerland

California · United States

Watch the surf crash against the shore at the small hamlet of Klamath, California

My cover photo shows a pine tree growing out of the limb of another huge tree.  I believe this is called the 'Wonder Tree' and it is located in Klamath, California.  The Klamath River flows right into the ocean, as the picture shows below: Klamath is located only 40 miles from the southern Oregon border. … Continue reading Watch the surf crash against the shore at the small hamlet of Klamath, California

Europe · Switzerland

Daydreaming about what to see in Switzerland before heading to Chamonix

I have been thinking about taking a trip back to France/Switzerland/Italy/Monaco.  It has been 20 years since I was last there and I'd love to go back and see the Alps and Mediterranean Sea again.  I remember how beautiful the views were and the picture below reminds me of what I saw on the way… Continue reading Daydreaming about what to see in Switzerland before heading to Chamonix

California · United States

Klamath, California and Trees Of Mystery

If you plan to enjoy the "supernatural magic" of the Redwoods, then you must visit Trees Of Mystery located on Highway 101, right on the Pacific Coast.  This family-owned & operated nature attraction is only 36 miles south of the Oregon border. Opened in 1946, this is an 8/10th's of a mile groomed interpretive trail… Continue reading Klamath, California and Trees Of Mystery

Chamonix · Europe · Francais · Italy · Monaco · Switzerland

Memories of traveling from the snowy Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean

I have the most wonderful memory of a trip I took with my Mom in  Spring of 1997 when I was 27. A lot of it brings tears to my eyes simply because the scenery was so unexpectedly jaw-dropping that I can't adequately describe the experience with words. The part of our Paris to Monaco… Continue reading Memories of traveling from the snowy Alps to the sparkling Mediterranean

California · Uncategorized · United States

More About Crescent City, California

There are a few more places to check out if you are up in the northern part of the California coast, especially in Crescent City. At Ocean World, you can take a 45-minute fully-guided tour which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  You can learn about the unique creatures who live and play within the rocks near… Continue reading More About Crescent City, California