Sierra Nevada

15 Best Lake Tahoe Boat Tours

Views of Lake Tahoe from the water on a Lake Tahoe Boat Tour

February 28, 2021

Looking into Lake Tahoe boat tours for your next vacation? I’ve got you covered! Lake Tahoe is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on earth, and there is no better way to experience it than by getting on the water. … Read More

Top 10 Ideas for an Excellent Family Vacation at Pine Mountain Lake

PML Playtime

September 29, 2021

Pine Mountain Lake is a perfect relaxing getaway destination with things to do for the whole family. Though in a private gated community in Groveland, the gateway to Yosemite National Park, visitors are welcome for a day trip or to book one of many vacation rentals. … Read More

12 Gold Rush Towns in California for an Amazing Family Adventure

Panning for Gold - Gold Rush Towns in California

August 24, 2022

Gold rush towns in California are still popular destinations for visitors of all ages. Gold panning is still a must-do activity, but most are no longer in search of the Motherlode. Today’s visitors come for the region’s rushing rivers, giant sequoias groves, and quaint historic towns. … Read More

Dinkey Creek Camping: 3 Days of Summer Fun in the Sierra National Forest

The Honeymoon Pool at Dinkey Creek Campground

August 24, 2020

Motivated by pent-up COVID wanderlust, I booked a campsite at a place we’d never been, Dinkey Creek Campground. Logging into some trusty camping sites, I searched for a campground that was a 3-4 hour drive from home with a range of swimming options for the kids. The idea of Dinkey Creek Camping fit the bill with two swimming holes, a lake, the namesake creek, and a sequoia grove all nearby. … Read More

Yosemite with Kids: Family Adventures for Every Season

Warming up by the fire while ice skating in Yosemite.

November 11, 2020

Because there is so much information out there on Yosemite, I felt a bit overwhelmed when planning our first trip. My aim with this post is to help simplify trip planning. You’ll find fun and easy family experiences for every season, lodging ideas, packing tips, and even a couple of ideas to get the kids excited for your visit. … Read More