With 2015 drawn to a close, the adventures and memories from the prior year still on my mind, I wonder to myself,”How do we make 2016 even better?” It’s a very good question. From the apocalyptic wasteland at Bombay Beach(See Apocalypse Now: The Ruins of Bombay Beach)to futuristic ships floating across the Sumida River in Tokyo(See Nautilus Reborn: Suijō Basu), 2015 was pretty incredible. It won’t be an easy task, we definitely have our work cut out for us. But the road is long and filled with adventure and new experiences. I’m a huge believer in exploring my own backyard. What better expert of where you live than yourself? It’s kind of hard to believe that the city you live in is a tourist destination for some. Living in California, I’m lucky enough to have an amazing backyard. Yosemite, San Francisco, the Redwood and Seqouia forests, Los Angeles, San Diego, these places scratch the surface! Let’s not forget the Pacific! In the spirit of exploring our own backyard, here is what you can expect from Joeography.
Death Valley National Park
Crowned the one of the worlds hottest places, Death Valley set the record for highest tempurature reached(134 Degrees) and has held that record since 1913. It’s also home to the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere.
Don’t let the sweltering heat scare you away. Death Valley National Park is home to some incredible hikes and overland trails. We are going to bring you the best of them!
Yosemite National Park
What hasn’t been said about Yosemite? It’s by far one of the most beautiful parks in the US, and one of the more well known parks as well. From Half Dome to the Yosemite Valley, there is plenty to do and explore in Yosemite. Don’t even get me started on the incredible views offered throughout the park.
Sequoia National Park
Home to the largest trees in existence, Sequoia National Park is a wonderland of Backcountry hiking and adventure. It shares a lot of the same trails as its brother, Kings Canyon National Park, which is home to what is widely disputed as the deepest canyon in North America.
Zion National Park
Zion National Park has to be my favorite National Park on this list. Just the drive that winds through the park alone is enough to visit. It’s a wonderland of rock, flora and fauna, the likes that will keep you in awe for your entire trip.
One of my all time favorite hikes called the Subway is in this splendid park. I will be bringing you all sorts of pictures and posts from this beautiful piece of Mother Nature.
Grand Canyon National Park
I’ve been planning this years trip to the Grand Canyon for awhile now. While I’ve visited the Grand Canyon many times, it’s never the same. There is always something new and exciting when exploring this giant hole in the earth.
Whether it’s the sun reflecting off the walls in a different way or it’s making it to the bottom for the very first time, there is a reason why it’s one of the Wonders of the world.
The City of Angels, Tinsel Town, Hollywood, you name it. The City of LA has many names and while they’re all fitting, Los Angeles is much more than the silver screen it’s famous for.
Did you know that tallest building west of the Mississippi River is in Los Angeles, or that there is a Nazi Compound in the Santa Monica Mountains? There are many more secrets hiding around Los Angeles and I’m happy to bring them to light!
Mark Twain once said that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. While that may be true, there are many ways to keep warm in this metropolitan Mecca for food and architecture.
Make sure you join us as we explore the city that brought to life one of the more famous bridges in the world, the only moving National Monument in the world, the inventors of ciopinno and chop suey and let’s not forget San Francisco Bay.
The Road Less Traveled
If you haven’t noticed by now, one of my favorite ways to travel is by roadtrip. There’s just something about the open road! I know many of you agree with me and I plan on bringing you more short day trips like Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles and even longer, multi day trips like taking the Pacific Coast Highway up towards San Francisco.
Along with these destinations, I will be focusing a lot on photography as well as tips and tricks to make it easier to get out and explore. One of my favorites is the Monthly Wallpaper segment. Every month there will be a new and exciting picture you will be able to download for a desktop or laptop wall paper. There will even be one for your phone and tablet! So make sure you stay tuned so you don’t miss out! And always remember to never stop exploring!
Please comment below if you have any questions, thoughts or suggestions! Thanks again for making this journey an amazing one!
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