Seeing the best of Munich in 1 day

In October 2018 we spent several days in Bavaria. And one of the day we explored Munich. We spent the whole day on our legs but saw and learned so many that I would remember this trip for a long time. The following guide will describe our itinerary with all our steps and rest stops,…

Apple U-pick up at Swanton Pacific Cal-Poly Ranch

I’m the seasonal person. I always have a list of the very seasonal things to do in my mind. I love cold (in the mountains) and fresh and wet here near the Bay winter, festive activities it brings, snow adventures and wet hikes to waterfalls. Spring with its fresh green grass, clean air, blooming fruit…

Catalina Island: Garden To the Sky Trail

Some of the islands are the paradises on the Earth; some are the great example of how nature is beautiful. Somewhere you will lay on the sand all day and watch how waves wash the beach. Somewhere you need to hike to the top of the ridge to understand the beauty of the place. Catalina…

Joseph D Grant County Park

I almost forgot about this hike. Almost 🙂 Joseph D Grant is one of the biggest in Santa Clara County. The huge net of the trail covers hills under Lick Observatory. I first discovered this place exactly during my visit to the observatory. It has extremely hot June day, we drove in the small sports…

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

It’s always nice to visit arboretums in Spring. Blooming is everywhere. Bees and hummingbirds are flying around you. Everything is so sweet and warm After returning from Belarus first thing I want is to be under the Californian sun. I wanted to feel Spring. And what is the best place to feel Spring than a…

Home Sweet Home, or Minsk is the Capital of Belarus

Two last weeks I spent at homeland. I flighted from San Francisco rainy weather to a cold, snowy Belarus. Do you know a much of this country? I will not tell here about it. If you want to know more, just read Wikipedia. Almost two weeks I spent in my hometown, but because of the…

San Diego. Balboa Park

I always wanted to visit this impressive 1,200-acre urban park. And I was happy to do it.

Town of Niles and Shinn park

Okay, let start with prehistory. I used to travel by Amtrack every three months. It was hot June day when I first saw small street along the train route. Because of unexpected works or delay ahead, the train stopped for a few minutes, and I was able to catch sight of lovely old buildings, coffee,…

Villa Montalvo

What I value the most in California and Bay area, in particular, is every time you think that you know places around you there is something hidden. And that hidden beauty win your heart in a moment! I saw few photos of Villa Montalvo, and I knew about this place as an event venue. We…