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NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse

NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse

My last night in California, I decided to stay at an old lighthouse turned hostel right on the Pacific Coast Highway. It’s called Montara Lighthouse. NoCal 2015 Day 4: Montara Lighthouse The decision wasn’t much of a tossup really, though I missed my nieces as soon as I left them,…

NoCal 2015 Day 3: Daytrip to Yosemite National Park

NoCal 2015 Day 3: Daytrip to Yosemite National Park

I finally made it to Yosemite National Park after all these years of visiting San Francisco and northern California! We had an early start. The daytrip to Yosemite National Park from my cousin’s house near Modesto promised to be a long day. The distance was not even 100 miles but…

NoCal 2015 Day 2: San Francisco Backdoor

NoCal 2015 Day 2: San Francisco Backdoor

On my second travel day, I decided to drive to San Francisco. Together with London and New York, San Francisco is one of my most frequent travel destinations. In just the last five years alone, I’ve visited the city three times. For this particular excursion however, I wanted to do…

Refreshed and Relaxed in San Francisco, California

Refreshed and Relaxed in San Francisco, California

Why I went here? Mostly to escape the heat in Texas, eat fresh food and soak in the culture. I also went to visit family living nearby, but most importantly, to refresh and relax. Best time to visit? Anytime, really, but gear towards late spring into early autumn. Winter is San Francisco can be cold with biting winds coming from the north, and summer is when the tourists flock. Best way to get there? From Dallas, fly from Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to San Francisco International (SFO). The airport is a bit far from the center itself, but the BART provides easy connection via public transportation. Travel time is anywhere from 40-60 minutes (depending on time of day) and the cost is roughly $8 one way. …