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Little Kabul

Little Kabul

Fremont, CA is home to the largest concentration of Afghan Americans in the United States. The Kite Runner A sleepy suburbia with not many flashy sights for tourists, Khaled Hosseini’s book Kite Runner is set in Fremont. The author himself lived nearby in San Jose, attending Santa Clara University and then went to medical school at UCSD. […]

Crescent City, CA

Tsunami City, California

Crescent City is the last town along the northern coast before you reach the Oregon border. So named because it sits along a crescent shaped bay, it’s easy to miss since the town is foggy much of the time and has a mere 7,643 inhabitants. Small, this is exactly the kind of town that resonates with the slow […]

Stout Memorial Grove

Stout Memorial Grove

One Touch of Nature Make the Whole World Kin.  Shakespeare Take a drive through a one-lane dirt road for a few miles until you’ll arrive at Stout Memorial Grove. This is the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park as well as the Redwood National Park. The only park that is both state and national, it also has the last remaining undammed […]

Sequoia Grove

Sequoia Grove

At Tuolumne Grove Trailhead in Yosemite the massive trees are the largest living organisms on the planet, known as the giant sequoia. While slightly shorter than its cousin, the redwood, and younger than the bristlecone pine, the giant sequoia is by far the heaviest (6,100 tons) and largest living thing, past or present, on Earth. The Native Americans […]

Bubble Gum Alley

One Perfect Day in San Luis Obispo

Impact Travel: I recently visited the quaint downtown of San Luis Obispo, which is one of California’s oldest communities. I was happily surprised to spot many delights. Bubble Gum Alley might have been an exception. Yech, as far as I’m concerned, but visitors seem to draw towards this kitchy alley or down a ways to the Madonna […]

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