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Follow our travel adventures in Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn and surrounding communities. Here you’ll regularly find family and solo adventures within an hour’s or so drive of Placer and Sacramento County.

Hiking Avery’s Pond Trail in Placer County

Newcastle, CA- On a Tuesday morning, with a balmy, sunny 80+ degrees in the forecast and a few hours of early morning work already completed, the outdoors beckoned.

Moksa Brewing Up Seriously Delicious Craft Beers in Rocklin

Rocklin, CA,- Derived from the word Moksha which equates with ultimate freedom and liberation in Indian philosophy and religion, we found ourselves perched in Rocklin, California at Moksa Brewing
Grass Valley Brewing

Sierra Brewfest throws a Party Amidst Towering Pines

Nevada County Fairgrounds a Spectacular Location Grass Valley, CA- Surrounded by towering pines delivering a protective dose of shade, the rays of the warm August...

Nevada City Shines Best at Night

Nevada City, CA- Nevada City's charm shines more brightly at night. At least that was the takeaway following a midweek date night with my wife.

Scenic Placer County to the Feather River

Tucked between California highways 70 and 99, just 20 miles or so west of Roseville, the Feather River slowly drifts through a seemingly different time and place.

Magnolia Ranch Trailhead Scenic Hiking Abounds

Coloma / Pilot Hill, CA- It was with excitement that we gladly returned along Highway 49 for a visit to the Magnolia Ranch Trailhead
Barbera Festival at Terra d'Oro

Barbera Festival Shines in Amador County

Festival Showcases California Region Plymouth, CA- On the western edge of the Sierra Foothills,  the September sun slowly makes a gentle ascent as the cool,...

Kings Beach at North Lake Tahoe offers Cool Escape

Kings Beach, CA- If your budget or time is tight this summer, staying cool in Placer County is as simple as a quick drive up the hill to North Lake Tahoe.

Hidden Falls, a Great Escape, but No Secret

Auburn CA -The name conjures up a remote, wilderness experience. The reality is a bit less wild and distant than one might anticipate.

Cronan Ranch Hike offers Cool Down on the American River

Pilot Hill, CA- Not enamored with the prospect of a lengthy car ride, we turned our attention to Cronan Ranch for a new hiking adventure within an hour's drive from Roseville.