• Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

    Best Hikes in Yosemite: Your Ultimate Guide to the Park’s Most Stunning Views

    Yosemite National Park does not disappoint when it comes to beautiful scenery and jaw-dropping views. With over 800 miles of hiking trails, Yosemite has something for everyone. Whether you are a non-hiker who prefers a short stroll or an expert hiker looking for a challenge at altitude, Yosemite has a trail for you! A few trails are even paved and wheelchair accessible. Visiting Yosemite & wondering which trails you should hike? This post covers the best hikes in Yosemite, ranging anywhere from easy strolls on a flat, paved trail to strenuous, all-day subalpine hikes. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through a…

  • Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park: Your ULTIMATE Guide on How to Get There and Where to Stay Near Yosemite Valley

    Planning a trip to one of America’s most popular National Parks can be a daunting task. Did you get the right price? Is there a hotel close to the park? What are your options for staying in hotels vs camping? That’s why I created this quick guide on how to get to Yosemite National Park and where to stay while you’re there! (If you’re unsure about visiting, read my post on why you NEED to visit Yosemite!) I only included hotels, lodges, & campsites that are within 30 minutes of Yosemite Valley. This is an extremely popular National Park, so arriving early in the day is essential. No one wants…

  • El Capitan

    5 Reasons You Should Visit Yosemite National Park

    When I visited Yosemite, I was completely blown away by everything in the park. I wish everyone could see it and have the same experience. So, I have decided to put together a list of reasons why you should visit Yosemite National Park! I hope that one day you can travel there and have the same awe-inspiring experience I did! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase through a link, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. Click here to read full disclosure. My Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Yosemite National Park But first, a little…

  • Upper Yosemite Falls

    Hiking Upper Yosemite Falls

    Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, which of course means I must climb it! Upper Yosemite Falls Trail is over 7.5 miles round-trip, has lots of switchbacks and has an elevation gain of about 2600-2700 (depending on which website you read). It took us 3 hours and 45 minutes to get to the top of Yosemite Falls, but the views were 100% worth it and I’d hike it again in a heartbeat. If you are interested in learning more about this stairmaster-on-steroids of a trail, keep reading! I will tell you my experience hiking to the top of the falls and give you essential information if you…