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Outdoor Adventure Guide to San Diego

San Diego is “America’s Finest City” for a reason.  Between the quick access to the desert, mountains, and beaches, plus year-round 70-degree weather, this city has so many outdoor adventure possibilities.  San Diego is a big, widespread city with so much to do so it’s hard to decide what things are worth seeing or doing, especially …

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Guide to Surfing the California Coast

California. The birthplace of modern surf culture. All the stereotypes are true. People say “dude” too many times in a conversation with a heavy California accent. Lineups always have some guy who yells at you if you cut him off. Any good wave is crowded. Everyone spends a lot of money to wear brand name …

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The Best Day Hike in Yosemite (And Doesn’t Require A Permit)

  Though I’ve traveled to more than 20 countries and hiked more than 400 miles of trails, I had no idea that one of the most amazing hikes in the world was in my home state.  Yosemite deserves all the fame it gets. It’s one of a kind with the lush quantity and variety of …

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Weekend Hiking Trip from San Diego: 2 Day Adventure Itinerary

I’ve lived in San Diego all my life and I thought I knew everything there was to do in America’s Finest City especially when it came to hiking in San Diego.  That is, until El Nino’s onslaught of storms kept us our oceans polluted with runoff and the surrounding vicinity too wet to do much outside. …

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Weekend Itinerary Yosemite: Visit Tuolumne Meadows To Escape the Crowds

When I originally planned all the places we would visit during our travels, Yosemite was never even on my radar.  Even though it is one of the closest national parks to San Diego, I had no interest in visiting Tuolumne Meadows or Yosemite Valley.  Why would I want to go there, especially the week of …

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