Moon West Coast RV Camping

Award-winning author Tom Stienstra covers more than 2,000 RV parks and campgrounds throughout Washington, Oregon, and California in Moon West Coast RV Camping. Stienstra provides a range of outdoor options that appeal to campers with kids, pets, or recreational equipment, as well as those looking for a beachfront, natural springs, or island retreat. Stienstra also […]

Sierra Crossing: An Evening with Tom Stienstra

Date: 8/29/13 Time: 7:00–8:30pm Location: REI Berkeley, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702 Imagine walking in the footsteps of trailblazers and explorers across a pristine landscape that looks much as it did 5,000 years ago. The crossing of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range offers towering canyon rims, ancient virgin forests, pristine lakes and creeks, […]

California State Capitol Building. Photo © John Painting/123rf.

Sacramento’s People Power: A Day in California’s State Capital

Pop into your state representative’s office inside the Capitol or start a rally outside on the steps. Get inspired by wandering through one of Sacramento’s most fascinating museums. Retrace a famous protest march. Author Christopher Arns proves that no matter how you experience Sacramento, California’s beating political heart, the result is more than memorable.

Low waves roll in to a sandy beach surrounded by tall sandstone cliffs.

Discover the California Road Trip

Take a look at a map of California, and you’ll discover that some of the top destinations in the country are within a day’s drive of one another: San Francisco, Yosemite, and Los Angeles. Push past the state’s borders and add Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon, and you’ll have the road trip of a lifetime.

A man in a blue shirt stands out front the Los Dos Pedros taqueria.

San Diego Taqueria Tour

Jen Rios-Burns likes to consider herself a bit of a taqueria connoisseur, and one of the highlights of her recent trip to San Diego was the taqueria tour she embarked on with her husband during their visit. For those of you looking to explore some of the best (and most wallet-friendly) Mexican grub in San Diego, here are three places they loved. Enjoy!

USA - Roller Coaster Loop

Summertime Thrills, Part 2

Gayle Hart shares some of the best steel roller coasters in America. (With steel, roller coaster designers were able to build twists, turns, loops, and other thrills that just weren’t possible with wooden coasters!)

Arlington, Texas, USA - Texas Giant Roller Coaster

Summertime Thrills, Part 1

What began as a simple car that rolled down a hill has evolved into an engineering marvel. Roller coasters are bigger, faster, and more thrilling than ever. In this fun list, Content Editor Gayle Hart shares several great wooden coasters in the United States.