Podcast: Inside the making of “Hiking with Kids Southern California”

Podcast: Inside the making of “Hiking with Kids Southern California”

What does it take to physically cover all 45 hikes (and then some) throughout California’s Central Coast, Desert Regions, Southern Sierra, Los Angeles and San Diego counties–as a family 5? With a dog not welcome on many trails? Without anyone missing a day of school? All within 15 months’ time?! Well over 3,000 miles were…

The 6 Best Places to Visit California’s Giant Redwoods and Giant Sequoias
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The 6 Best Places to Visit California’s Giant Redwoods and Giant Sequoias

Here’s my guide to the best places to visit California’s giant redwoods and giant sequoia trees. Now with SIX of our family’s favorites! I will never forget the first time I saw a tree big enough to drive through. I was only five years old and beyond thrilled that our family road trip not only…

Announcing my new “Hiking with Kids Southern California” guidebook!
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Announcing my new “Hiking with Kids Southern California” guidebook!

Would you like an easy way to plan great family hikes in some of California’s most beautiful and unique outdoor destinations? Including FIVE NATIONAL PARKS? Take a look at my new guidebook Hiking with Kids Southern California: 45 Great Hikes for Families. Yes, you can now look INSIDE the book on Amazon! 😀    (Oh, and…

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Taipei, Taiwan

Chinese New Year: The Biggest of the Chinese Holidays In addition to marking the beginning of each lunar (moon) year, Chinese New Year represents the most important holiday of the year in traditional Chinese culture.  You can find it being celebrated in Chinatowns all over the world. It’s naturally a huge event in my native…

See (REALLY) Big Trees at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Northern California

See (REALLY) Big Trees at Calaveras Big Trees State Park in Northern California

Looking for a great place in Northern California to show your kids California’s giant sequoia trees? With easy hiking and camping opportunities? I’ve know just the place… CALAVERAS BIG TREES S.P., ANGELS CAMP, CA – To complete our Eastern Sierra road trip, I felt it was only natural that we should call upon one of…

Tips for biking Yosemite National Park with a baby, toddler, or young children

Tips for biking Yosemite National Park with a baby, toddler, or young children

  Are you looking forward to biking Yosemite with your baby or young children in the new year? This is the post for you! (Updated for 2022. Post contains affiliate links.) I’ve long been a fan of John Lennon’s song “Imagine,” but on a certain pre-birthday trip to Yosemite I began to take serious issue…