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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.

Hangtown Music Festival: Circus for All Ages

Friendly spirits float into Hangtown Placerville, CA- A pulsing spectrum of light, writhing processions of dance and breakout jam sessions along with fun surprises lurked...

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.

Hiking Yankee Jims Indian Creek Trail: Treacherous beauty in Placer County

Colfax, Calif.- When the weather is just right (which is often), early spring in these parts of Placer County brings an abundance of opportunity to enjoy a quintessential, outdoor California experience. Located about an hour's drive from Roseville

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.

Roseville’s Al Johnson Wildlife Area, a bucolic escape on the edge...

Roseville, Calif. - According to the City of Roseville, the Al Johnson Wildlife Area includes rice and dry farming and a small area within the West Roseville Specific Plan contains prime farmland within a pistachio orchard. Cool!

Kings Beach at North Lake Tahoe offers Cool Escape

Kings Beach, Calif. - South Placer County's summer heat is notoriously scorching on many days. When the mercury pushes into the triple digits, residents head for relief either to the California coast or Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sold Out! Amador Four Fires Food & Wine Festival

Ignite Your Senses with Award-Winning Wines & Open-fire-Roasted Cuisine Plymouth, Calif.- The Amador Vintners Association announces the return of its one-of-a-kind food and wine festival,...

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.

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

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Making a Splash in Roseville at Steve Wallen Swim School

Roseville, Calif. - Steve Wallen Swim School in Roseville teaches swim lessons and water safety for infants, kids, and adults of all skill levels.

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Placer County ranked #2 in quality of life, 4th healthiest in...

Roseville, Calif.- Following three consecutive years as the second healthiest county in California, Placer County dips slightly to the number four slot behind a trio of Bay Area counties. Marin, a perennially winner remains atop the list of California's healthiest counties.