Articles Tagged ‘California’

Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome

Permits Required at Yosemite’s Half Dome February 4, 2010 | Yosemite | Read More
Yosemite National Park’s popular Half Dome will have fewer crowds on it this summer, with the institution of a permit system for day use hikers. Plan ahead and be rewarded with a quicker trip up and down the cables, and a more pleasant (and safe) trip overall. The National Park Service has the important...

Half Dome at Half Price

Half Dome at Half Price October 21, 2009 | Budget, Yosemite | Read More
For good reasons, climbing to the summit of Yosemite’s Half Dome is on the must-do list of many outdoor adventurers.  For most people, this is not a challenge to be taken on casually – but neither does it need to be a complicated, pricey expedition to Everest.  Here are some ideas on how to do...

Top 5 Food Blogs for Delicious Traveling

Top 5 Food Blogs for Delicious Traveling September 23, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
While in a foreign land who can resist the lure of a spicy aroma wafting from a restaurant? The beauty of exotic fruits ripening in the sun on the roadside? Or, if you live dangerously, the excitement of indiscriminate meat-products roasting for hours on end next to an open fire? Coupled with the...

Talk Like a Local: Family Slang

Talk Like a Local: Family Slang August 25, 2009 | Talk Like a Local | Read More
Every culture has its own version of slang, whether it’s expletives, cheers or words that allude to an unsavory topic. Something we all know, but probably haven’t thought much about, is the slang that develops within a family. Author Paul Dickinson has written an entire book on the phenomenon,...

Top 10 Mountain Towns in North America

Top 10 Mountain Towns in North America March 10, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
Many of us cling to the dream of ditching the urban rat race and moving to a funky town in the mountains where we can hike, bike, climb, paddle, and ski to our heart’s content. In fact, for every person with the “check out” mentality, there are ten more who simply want to get away,...