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…

Yosemite Hike

Do you have one track that you never able to complete? Always something happens. Weather, timing, closures… For me its four mile trail that starts from Yosemite Valley and slowly climbs up to Glacier Point. On our first visit, it was so hot so after a mile of the hike, my not trained body gave…