The Road to Bodie
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The Road to Bodie

After we rambled on through Yosemite, catching waterfalls and wildflowers in their prime, we dipped down to Mammoth Lakes where we had the great pleasure of building a snowman on summer vacation (don’t miss my Mammoth tips & review on—with video!). Then it was time to head north on our Eastern Sierra family road…

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Tip #36: Fall in Love with Silver Falls Park

Silver Falls State Park, OR – Within moments of entering Silver Falls State Park, I had to wonder how I’d managed to stay away for so many years. It’s not only the largest State Park in Oregon, but it has waterfalls that rival any I’ve seen in Hawaii or Yosemite National Park. I had my…

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Tip #34: Say "A’a" in Central Oregon

Newberry National Volcanic Monument, OR – Approximately 10 miles south of Bend, Oregon on Highway 97, you’ll drive past one of the most newly named national monuments in the U.S.: Newberry National Volcanic Monument. As it happens, one of the best sites for viewing and accessing the monument is also a terrific place to stop…