Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington - City and BayThe sprawling Seattle metropolitan area is surrounded by water, mountains and lakes in the Pacific state of Washington - and home to a lot of history and culture.

From the iconic Space Needle tower to the historic Pike Place market and from the waterfront restaurants to Mount Rainier covered with snow, everywhere you look there is something new to see or adventures to be had.

A visit to Seattle would not be complete without exploring downtown on foot, riding the monorail, spinning around on the Great Wheel, dining at the waterfront or finding unique gifts at Pike Place Market.

Los Angeles by Metro Rail

Los Angeles - "Oue Skyspace"Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolitan area with an amazing array of attractions and activities. The area is infamous for its long grids of streets and freeways and until recently it wasn’t very friendly to public transit. But things are changing for the better. It is now possible to visit many of the iconic places in LA by rail or by express bus. So, get your backpack, phone and camera ready and follow me on this exploration tour.

Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz, CA - Natural BridgesThe city of Santa Cruz, California is known for its moderate climate, natural beauty, amazing coastline and redwood forest. This sleepy beach town is within one-hour driving distance from San Francisco or San Jose.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley Merced River WinterIf you love nature and enjoy a little adventure in your life then you must add Yosemite national park to the top of your must-see list. The national park is located on the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and crosses 3 California counties. It spans an area of 761,268 acres (1,200 square miles) of mountains, steep granite cliffs, valleys, rivers, waterfall and lakes. It is home to groves of Giant Sequoia trees and many species of plants and animals. It is also home for the American black bear and California brown bears.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios HollywoodUniversal Studios Hollywood is the longest running still active movie studios in the world. If you are lucky on your visiting day you will see crews filming some of the new movies or your favorite TV shows.

The park has three distinct sections: Upper Lot; Lower Lot and the Studio Tour. I recommend that you start with the tour to get acquainted with the park and to see the main reason for its existence: Making movies.