Underground Exploring at Mercer Caverns

On September 1, 1885, Walter J Mercer, like so many before him, went to California looking for gold. And he got it, but in a most unexpected way. Under a tree, he found the enterance to a huge natural made cavern. Immediately thinking he found a gold cavern, he staked a claim and had his…

A Day in the Balinese Life

Our first day in Ubud promised to be a fun experience and I can unequivocally say it did not disappoint. Our awesome guide from Destination Asia picked us up at 9am from the Wapa di Ume, and we headed in our ridiculously large van for about an hour outside Ubud. There we were welcomed into…

18 Hours of Camping on Mount Diablo

“When are we going camping again?” “I want to sleep in a tent!” “I love camping, why don’t you take us?” Since our Pinnacles adventure almost three years ago, I haven’t broken out the camping gear and tried camping again. Sure I’ve put the tent up in a backyard. And I’ve broken out the sleeping…

Bodega Bay Geocaching Adventure

Bodega Bay is known for it’s beautiful cliffs and hills, leading to stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Bodega Head in particular had a beautiful, relatively flat hike where one saw hills, beach, seals, and if you were lucky even a few whales. But hidden in the trail, sometimes just right off the trail, are…

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

On our last day in San Diego, we spent a lazy morning packing up our AirBnB and making a picnic lunch. We were headed north next, and thought on our way out of town, at the suggestion of a friend, we decided to check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. My friend promised beautiful views…