Category Archives: Arcata

The Barren Redwood

The redwood trees in Northern California are so immense they will make you dizzy if you stare at them to long. If you have ever walked around New York City while looking up at the skyscrapers, it’s pretty much the same feeling. And there are probably more Redwood trees here than there are skyscrapers in […]

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Road to the Redwoods

Want to go for an epic drive? Then hop into your Prius and head on over to the Redwood forest of Humboldt County in California. Near the town of Fortuna exit onto Rt. 254, otherwise known as the Avenue of the Giants. This scenic 31 mile drive will wind through some of the most impressive […]

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Cloudy Sky over Manila Dunes

I love all types of beaches. There is the calm Caribbean type with the clear blue waters where you just want to lounge around with a cold beverage in your hand. And then there those that are constantly in motion and Poseidon invites you in to challenge the powerful waves.  Then there is this type […]

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Where the Wild Things Weren’t

Here is another one of my most recommended places to visit. As you drive up to Northern California into the Redwood forests of Humboldt County you can pull over pretty much anywhere, go for a hike, and experience some amazing scenery. And if you are lucky you might run into some of the native species […]

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Hiding in the Redwoods

There is a nice little college town up in Northern California named Arcata. On one side of town is a bay but on the other side are thousands of acres of Redwood forest. In the winter, the mountains get packed with snow that melt in the spring and fill their rivers and streams with some […]

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