Movie Review: Walk in the Woods

As a West Coast girl, I’m familiar with the Pacific Crest Trail, I’ve read the book “Wild” written by Oregon author Cheryl Strayed and I watched Hollywood Movie Star Reese Witherspoon walk the trail with her monster backpack in the movie. So it was no surprise to me when Travel Writer Bill Bryson’s book “A […]

September 8th, 2015|Camping, Virginia|

Houseboating Shasta Lake, CA: What to Expect

A three hour drive from the San Francisco bay area to Lake Shasta, we arrived at our destination, Shasta Marina Resort, in the early afternoon. The summer sun was already beating down on us; we were happy to be greeted at Shasta Marina with misters spraying fine curtains of water overhead. Our hosts and owners […]

August 15th, 2014|California, Camping, Cruise|

What to Expect Houseboating on Lake Oroville, CA

Does an ideal vacation on the water mean low-key relaxation in a comfortable environment, or taking on new challenges each day? A trip to Lake Oroville in Northern California for my wife and I revealed the perfect compromise for the lounger (she) and the boater (me): Houseboating.

Neither of us had ever been on a houseboat […]

October 9th, 2013|California, Camping|