Winter Weekend at Mt Shasta

Among dozens of places in California where one could spend a weekend, Mount Shasta became my favorite. Especially entertaining this place is during the winter season. Higher elevations tend to get some snow cover during the cold weather, and Mount Shasta becomes a ski resort. If you do ski, visit Mt. Shasta Ski Park. But…

Winter road trip in New Mexico

Two years ago, we drove into New Mexico for a week-long Christmas road trip. I had a long list of places I wanted to see, experience, and photograph. However, a few days before our flight, it became clear that it would not be the case. It was a year of several weeks long government shutdown…

Arizona Road Trip

Sedona Sedona became quite popular nowadays. However, the area has so many amazing places to explore; you can spend months and months there. My recommendations for hikes there (all are on the easy side, remember that hiking in Arizona should take time, season and weather in consideration) Fay Canyon Trail (and arch) – a very…

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…