All around my favoirte national park in the U.S., and I've been to all the big ones. The Sierra's are one of a kind; deep valleys carved by glaciers, craggy granite peaks, trees so big you can drive through, relax in style by staying in it's 4 star hotel or hike into the backcountry and camp at All around my favoirte national park in the U.S., and I've been to all the big ones. The Sierra's are one of a kind; deep valleys carved by glaciers, craggy granite peaks, trees so big you can drive through, relax in style by staying in it's 4 star hotel or hike into the backcountry and camp at your own private lake. Go!…see moresee less
this place is awesome. Order at the counter... find a table... if it's nice you can sit on the picnic tables outside. But the food is way more boutique than most "order at the counter" type places. Reminds me of North End Caffe (in Manhattan Beach). Last time i was at the Whoa Nellie Deli, the this place is awesome. Order at the counter... find a table... if it's nice you can sit on the picnic tables outside. But the food is way more boutique than most "order at the counter" type places. Reminds me of North End Caffe (in Manhattan Beach). Last time i was at the Whoa Nellie Deli, the lunch put me in such a good mood, i bought a 5ft all stuffed bear. I'm totally serious about that. Barely fit in the car.…see moresee less
Not in Mammoth, but in the gas station in Lee Vining. Great food and great fun, having a quality meal at a gas station. If you're making a drive to June or a scenic drive up the 395, definitely stop in.
Considering I've moved from NYC to LA more than five years ago I think it is time to get my bunny ski slope gear and head to Mammoth. It apparently is the highest ski resort in California. Hmmm. Maybe I'll stick to a simple hike.
If you want to go skiing and live in SOCAL, this is the place. About a 4 1/2 hour drive up the 395 from LA, it boasts some of the best powder you can find in the US. I was here a couple of years ago and over a 2 day span, we got 6' of snow.
I've only done a small portion of this trail, but it's on the bucket list. Starts in Yosemite Valley and meanders 220 miles all the way to Mt. Whitney in Sequoia Nat'l Park. I did a section up in Tuolumne meadows, peaceful open fields with craggy granite peaks as a backdrop.
This beauty is in the high country off Tioga Road and is very accessible. People that come to Yosemite and only see the Sequoia trees and The Valley are depriving themselves by not driving up Tioga Road. Fishing is good in this lake...caught many brookies and bows.
this is definitely one of the best places to stay in yosemite. it's right in the park. food is excellent and the rooms are really nice. some weeks of the year are super busy and you need to book a year ahead of time. if you can't stay there, it's worth checking out for lunch.
A classic hotel if ever there were one with the unusual design influence combo of American Indian, Art Deco, Middle Eastern and the Arts & Crafts Movement. Their Great Lounge has a terrific stone fireplace. Perfect after you make that long climb in Yosemite, even if just from your hotel room.
This place is unbelievable. Even if you're not staying here, you need to come check this place out and at least it dinner. It's about $500 a night on average and they also do weddings here. I can only imagine what that costs.
Believe it or not, this is not lava. This is how the falls look for just a few minutes a day in late February and that's if and only if the timing is right. Provided there's been enough water and the light hits just right, these falls appear to virtually glow. Quite a show, eh?
Falls seen from the valley floor on the east face of El Capitan. Believe it or not, that is actually water (not lava) flowing over the edge. There is a small window of just a couple days in February where the sun sets just right to illuminate the falls a brilliant red.
This is the most recognizable mountain in the U.S. It's a 17 mile roundtrip hike from the valley floor so you better be in shape. Only climbable in the summer when the cables are up and the park is now requiring permits...no walk ups.
A little ways out west of town but well worth the drive. Has that mom and pop feel with all the autographs of famous people that have eaten there on the wall. Also a motel if you want the whole Loveless experience. And the buscuits and jamb are the best ever.
I grew up taking field trips to this museum and it's great for kids because the exhibits are so interactive. It's just south of town, right next to Greer stadium. Make it an all day event by going to a Sounds game afterward.
Awesome park on the west end of town right by Vanderbilt. Come enjoy one of the many special events here during the summer or just come to feed the ducks, or just come to watch the old men feed the ducks.
Ribs and BBQ, the Pyramid, the mighty Mississippi, Sun Studios, Beale St...the list goes on for a while as to why you need to experience Memphis. This culturally rich city has somehow found a way to preserve it's one of a kind charm of yesteryear.
Many states and cities claim the best BBQ (Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City, among others), and the subject is up for debate. But when it comes to ribs, Memphis takes the cake, And this place is the best! You can get them drenched in wet BBQ sauce, but I recommend the way Memphis made them Many states and cities claim the best BBQ (Texas, North Carolina, Kansas City, among others), and the subject is up for debate. But when it comes to ribs, Memphis takes the cake, And this place is the best! You can get them drenched in wet BBQ sauce, but I recommend the way Memphis made them famous, dry rub.…see moresee less
Havin this hotel as my namesake doesn't get me any extra perks. Unfortunately I'm not related to these Peabody's. They have pet ducks that ride the elevator and take walks down to the lobby. Must see and must stay if your wanting to be downtwon.
Take a day off the slopes for a visit and practice up on your bobsledding, street luge, nordic sprint races and biathlon shooting. You'll be in the Olympics in no time. Or you can do what I did and drink beer and just ride the chairlifts. The alpine slide and zipline are a blast too.
Home to Delta and is the busiest airport in the world. Southwest does not fly here. Pray you have more than 30 minutes to make your connection, because usually it's a labrynth of corridors and train rides that must be conquered to find your next gate.
Located on the north end of Piedmont Park in Midtown, this park features contemporary sculptures from a handful of internationally renowned artists. If you go on a Thursday night during the summer, you can enjoy cocktails and experience the art as it's theatrically lit under the night sky.
This staple of the Atlanta skyline used to be the tallest hotel in the world. It's worth staying at just to get to ride the elevator, which gives you unbelievable views of the city on your way up to the very top where you can dine in a revolving restaurant.
When you think of the marine life, you think of Atlanta, right? No, but this is one of the better aquariums I've visited. And for an extra price, they offer a host of other fun activities like swimming with sharks...if you call that fun.
Surprisingly good roller coaster with several loops as it takes you from inside to outside the casino. Good for ages anywhere from 10 to 60 years old. It's not daunting enough to make you puke, but I also woudln't eat a bunch of smelt roe before riding.