Lassen National Park

If one day someone asks me what my two favorite California National Parks are, I would say Lassen and Redwoods. No, not Yosemite – that is amazing but always busy, sometimes way too busy to be enjoyable. Not Death Valley, which is though very likable but still is a desert that is deadly half of…

Bavaria Roadtrip

It was the most unforgettable trip I ever had. The mix of impressive Alps and fairy tale villages and castles, what could be better? The only regret that I had only four days, otherwise I would explore more. We started in Munich Airport, picked the rental car and en route. Here my plans crashed the…

Early Fall in Grand Teton

I had a chance to spend several days in Grand Teton, my favorite national park, at the end of August, beginning of September. As always, I wished aspen would already start to turn yellow but no – they were summer green. But fall felt everywhere – brown grasses and bright yellow bushes were first signs…

Fall Farms Coastal Trip

This part of the year – the middle of September – the beginning of October, always trigger the romantic part of me. I want to wear knit sweaters and hats, boots and warm jackets. I start to love everything brown, yellow, and orange colors again. These weeks add dozens of pictures of trees turning yellow…