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…

Tips for a Yosemite Family Vacation with a Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler

Tips for a Yosemite Family Vacation with a Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler

I was working on something else for this week, but when I discovered it was Yosemite National Park’s birthday yesterday—and that Yosemite and all National Parks were ironically closed on the day (and still are) because of the government shut down, I thought Yosemite travel tips were the perfect theme for the first monthly roundup…

Date Night at Tenaya: How to Conquer the Grown-up Side of the Lodge in Four Hours Flat

Date Night at Tenaya: How to Conquer the Grown-up Side of the Lodge in Four Hours Flat

As you may have guessed by the name of this blog, my hubby and I don’t spend a lot of time away from the kids—together. In fact, it wasn’t until last summer that we finally had our first gown-up overnighter out of the house and away from all 3 children. It’s not to say that…

Yosemite on Horseback: A Ride with My Daughters and Yosemite Trails

Yosemite on Horseback: A Ride with My Daughters and Yosemite Trails

As part of our recent stay at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite’s south, we were invited to hit the trails on horseback with Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Company, located just a one-mile walk (or drive) down a peaceful road behind the resort. Yosemite Trails is owned and operated by the Knapp family, which has been…

The Logger and the Gold Pan: Our Visit to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

The Logger and the Gold Pan: Our Visit to Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Yesterday, we had the chance to hop aboard “The Logger” train at Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad, just minutes from where we are staying at Tenaya Lodge at the southern gate of Yosemite National Park. The narrow-guage steam locomotive once powered through the hills here, helping lumber barons log the area until 1931. Today, you can ride…