Lassen Volcanic NP, California

The Lassen Volcanic National Park is a really nice park, not too crowded, especially this time a year. Unfortunately, the main attraction of the park, the Bumpass Hell trail, was closed for construction (and will be closed until December 2018). I tried to make the best of it and see and experience the volcanic and... Continue Reading →

Lake Tahoe, California (and Nevada)

After a lot of wine and big city life I visited Lake Tahoe. I was lucky to stay near South Lake Tahoe in the Fallen Leave Campground, because most of the interesting things are in the southern part of Lake Tahoe. And the campground was really beautiful, just a couple of minutes to walk to... Continue Reading →

Napa Valley

My first stop traveling without Sarah brings me to Napa Valley, the world famous wine area just north of San Francisco. I spent a great afternoon with a friend I met in 1996 when I was in San Diego. It was the first time we have seen each other after more than 20 years, so... Continue Reading →

Two on the Road

From "Three on the Road" to "Two on the Road".. but luckily only temporarily. Sarah went back to Switzerland for a business assignement for a couple of weeks. Dominik and Eyra decided to stay in the US and will continue the adventure with only "Two on the Road" for a limited time. The main-photographer and... Continue Reading →

San Francisco, California

We drove further north along the coast, mostly on famous Highway 1. And as usual when traveling with Sarah, there was a lot of fog and drizzling rain for our visit of the Bay Area. A lot of friends did warn us that this city is dangerous, has a lot of crime and a lot... Continue Reading →

Monterey, California

From our base in Carmel, we were exploring the area of Monterey, Pacific Grove and Moss Landing. We weren't too fond of the city of Monterey, besides the Old Fisherman's Wharf, which was sweet, but quite touristy. Pacific Grove instead has a stunning shoreline with pure beauty. We were lucky to be here in Spring,... Continue Reading →

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

From Paso Robles we drove further North, unfortunately not along the Highway 1, as its closed due to landslides, to Carmel-by the-Sea. What a beautiful little town. Very European, houses look like in England, France or Holland. Nice little restaurants and a white sanded beach (dog friendly) at the end of the town. Of course... Continue Reading →

Morro Bay, California

From our base in Paso Robles, we drove for a one day excursion to the coast to see the area of Morro Bay and Montana de Oro at the Central Coast of California. It's always awesome to see the sea again.. the smell, the atmosphere.. ahh.. As usual, again through the fog in the morning... Continue Reading →

Paso Robles and the Wineries

From the Mountains of Kings Canyon we drove South-West close to the coast in Central Coast California to El Paso de Robles (short Paso Robles), which is famous for its Californian wine. It's a beautiful little town with lots of very good restaurants and of course tons of wineries around, where you can do wine... Continue Reading →

Kings Canyon National Park

Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia N.P. belong together. You can visit both together, although it's quite a drive and most people visit Sequoia only. We did enjoy Kings Canyon N.P. even more than Sequoia, as it has much less people and you'll find in the beginning of the Park some Sequoia trees as well... Continue Reading →

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