Moon California author Liz Hamill Scott does a fantastic job balancing her reviews between standard tourist attractions, like Disneyland and SeaWorld, and lesser known—but just as fabulous—destinations like Bumpass Hell and Crystal Cave.

Liz is now blogging at If you’re planning a trip, be sure to check it out to find updated information and get more insight on what’s happening in the Golden State.

I’ve been living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years, and while I know I haven’t seen and done it all, Moon California opened my eyes to rediscovering the Bay Area. The weather has been nice lately (though we’re getting a soft spring rain today) and my next several weekends are planned. I’ll be out visiting old favorites like the de Young Museum or the Rosicrucian, and hopefully finding new favorites like Mission San Francisco Solano de Sonoma.