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Looking for a Gold-Rush Town Named Chinese Camp
09/16/2021 - The New York Times

A writer went searching for Asian American history in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of Chinese immigrants labored during the Gold Rush but where traces of their presence are few.

Taylor Swift Fans Are Planning to Stay in Upstate Airbnbs When
09/08/2021 - House Beautiful

Below, see our list of the best Airbnbs to stay at while you listen to Red (Taylor’s Version) once it releases in November. (And don’t forget to pack some tissues for the 10-minute version of “All Too Well”!!!)

The Best US State Parks to Bookmark for Travel
08/31/2021 - FOX News

For families who want a getaway that's (hopefully) not too far away. Here are 10 picks ahead of Labor Day Weekend.

Yosemite Magic Trick
08/23/2021 -

Just as beautiful as the valley, yet with a fraction of the crowds, Yosemite’s High Country is magical.

Small Towns: Sonora
08/23/2021 - Sacramento Magazine

Here’s one from our series on small towns in the foothills, with some highlights from our visits.

Small Towns: Twain Harte
08/23/2021 - Sacramento Magazine

Here’s one from our series on small towns in the foothills, with some highlights from our visits.

Visit Tuolumne County Trail Heads' Program
08/20/2021 - Jet Setters Blog

Visit Tuolumne County today announced the launch of its newest program, the Trail Heads, designed to help visitors enjoy the outdoors and serve as a resource for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and all trail enthusiasts.

25 Best Mountain Biking Trails in America
08/20/2021 - Rave Reviews

The 25 best mountain biking trails in America are coming up next.

Now Serving: One Ideal Summer
08/20/2021 - Trail Blazer

That can make for a wide range of ideas so we narrowed it down to a few destination ideas and perhaps these will serve you well when planning this summer’s itinerary. 

3 great places for craft beer in Sonora, California
08/20/2021 - Blogorama

Despite its small size, there are a few nice places to drink craft beer in Sonora, including a brewery and a couple of beer bars.

Seven Reasons to Visit Tuolumne County This Fall
08/04/2021 - DRIFT Travel

Yosemite explorations, authentic Gold Rush Country discoveries and High Sierra adventures in one place.

Now Serving: One Ideal Summer
07/30/2021 - Trail Blazer

Summer 2021 has some big shoes to fill. After all, things appear to be trending more towards normal than the previous summer season and people are ready to get out and enjoy their vacation time like never before – or at least much differently than Summer 2020! 

10 Ways to Hold Your Own Olympics in California
07/30/2021 - Visit California

Make your Summer Games dreams come true by trying these sports in the Golden State

Hidden Adventures: Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park
07/20/2021 - ABC 30

"People need to go to Wapama Falls, they need to see these cliffs and Kalana rock, and the wildflowers here and see how gorgeous a part of Yosemite Hetch Hetchy really is."

7 Most Beautiful Places To Visit From Los Angeles To Kings Canyon
07/20/2021 - Travel Awaits

The following are the best stops on this road trip through the best of California. 

Fun Things to do in Marin and the Bay Area this Week: July 12–18
07/20/2021 - Blogorama

Keep the kiddos busy! Here's out list of fun things to do with the kids for the week of July 12–18.

California/Yosemite Tourism Returns
07/07/2021 - KTVU

(live broadcast – starts at 9:44:50)

Celebrate America by Visiting 10 “Off-the-Beaten-Path” 4th of July Destinations
07/07/2021 - RV Lifestyle

The team at American Coach have recommended ten RV-friendly destinations and attractions in this compilation of lesser-known or remote sites that embody the national impact of the July 4th celebration. All the destinations have been selected based on their historic, patriotic, or All-American flair.

Roadside Eats, Food Trucks and other Road Trip Favorites
07/07/2021 - Visit California

Here’s a selection of California favorites for a great road trip pit stop.

Great Lodging Options in and Around California’s National Parks
07/07/2021 - Visit California

These hotels, cabins, and campgrounds help you maximize your time in the park—and they still have space available this summer.

Off-Coast Adventures and Fun on the Water
07/07/2021 - Visit California

Take some time this summer to explore the Golden State by visiting the following destinations for an enjoyable trip kayaking, diving, whale watching, sunset paddle boarding and more. 

9 Not-So-Spooky Ghost Towns You Should Visit Out West
07/07/2021 - Good Sam

Throughout the West, you’ll find the remnants of these “Boom and Bust” towns scattered around the countryside, some found right off the road while others may require a hike or bumpy ride into the mountains. Though the towns might be long abandoned, their rich history continues to tell a tale.

Why You Should See the West Coast of USA at least Once in Your Life
07/07/2021 - Bel Around the World

There’s so much to do all along the West Coast that everyone should get to see some of it at least once. If you’re willing to experience an earthquake or two, this coastline has something for everyone.  

13 One-of-a-Kind Wedding Venues Near Yosemite National Park
07/07/2021 - The Knot

Exchange your vows in the shadow of world-famous Half Dome or next to the flowing Yosemite Falls.

The most amazing national parks in America
07/07/2021 - MSN/Media Feed

This is the dead tunnel tree in Tuolumne Grove – also known simply as the “Dead Tree.” It’s one of the more popular attractions at Yosemite.

14 Epic Things to do in Yosemite National Park, California
07/07/2021 - Practical Wanderlust

Yosemite is one of the oldest National Parks in the country, and in our very biased opinion as Yosemite’s Bay Area-based neighbors, it’s also the best. And the most beautiful. But hey, don’t take our word for it – just ask John Muir or Ansel Adams.

7 Best Experiences Along Tioga Road In Yosemite National Park
07/07/2021 - Travel Awaits

During the hottest days of summer, the best way to enjoy Yosemite National Park is to spend most of your time in the higher elevations, in the eastern side of the park, along Tioga Road. 

The Best Weekend Getaways in California
07/02/2021 - Conde Nast Traveler

Hetch Hetchy, Half Dome, Mariposa Grove—are as breathtakingly majestic as ever.

Celebrate the Fourth of July in California
07/02/2021 - Visit California

You’ll have no trouble finding colorful festivities in the cities, on the coast, and in the mountains.

Weekend Getaways in Northern California
07/02/2021 - Moon Travel Guides

From the best views, best hikes, to the best of the coast, Northern California offers an extensive list of must-see places. Here’s some of the best things to do on a weekend getaway in Northern California.

7 Best Road Trips to National Parks
07/02/2021 - Better Nutrition

Pack up the kids, gas up the car, and check out these seven inspired journeys.

Plan Your Next Destination Run to the 15 Best Running Trails in America
07/02/2021 - Men’s Journal

For 15 of the best trails in the country, keep reading. For unforgettable foot-to-earth memories, take those vacation days already.

How to Survive the USA’s Crazy-Busy National Parks This Summer
06/28/2021 - Frommer’s

Here are some things you can do to ensure your national park holiday isn't a bumper-to-bumper bust.

The Travel Guys Present: Mother Lode Fair / Trail Heads Program
06/25/2021 - KFBK-AM (The Travel Guys)

Listen to The Travel Guys on KFBK-AM talk about the Mother lode Fair and Visit Tuolumne County's new Trailheads program.

5 Western Getaways You Need Now More Than Ever
06/25/2021 - Marin Living Magazine

Here are five of the best regional wellness getaways, both big and small, lesser-known and established, offering everything from transformational sleep treatments to ancient water rituals so visitors can start anew.

Fourth of July Celebrations are Back
06/25/2021 - Visit California (media portal)

Below is a sampling of some of the unique events taking place as the state officially welcomes back visitors.

Tuolumne County launches Trail Heads in California
06/17/2021 - AllWays Traveler

Covering an area of just over 1.45 million acres, it is known for its pristine, scenic vistas reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains providing miles of trails for keen, and amateur hikers alike in the great outdoors.

30 Must-Do Adventures in California
06/17/2021 - 7x7

 At the heart of it all lies Tuolumne Meadows, one of the largest meadows in the Sierra Nevada and the main access point for exploring much of Yosemite's higher elevations.

Planning a road trip? These 10 post-pandemic destinations are within 5 hours of Sacramento
06/17/2021 - The Sacramento Bee

For thousands of Northern Californians, this will be the summer of the road trip.

5 Unique Places to Stay at Near Yosemite & Sequoia National Parks
06/17/2021 - LA Excites

This summer, when the cold of winter has dissolved into a glimmering warmth spanning all of California, crowds of friends and families will make the trek to experience the most life-changing natural phenomena the state offers – in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

Things to do on National Trails Day, Plus Open-Water Stand-Up Paddling
06/15/2021 - Los Angeles Times

Earn your digital hiking cred with a new Trail Heads program that rewards you with badges for hikes you complete in Tuolumne County.

4TH OF JULY TRAVEL DESTINATIONS
06/15/2021 - 360 Mag

Each year, Americans mark the country’s birth with Fourth of July celebrations. Lesser known 4th of July stops. 

High-Value Travel
06/15/2021 - California Now Podcast

On this episode of the California Now Podcast, host Soterios Johnson explores some ways to plan a vacation that deliver exceptional value.

Hold Your Own Summer Olympics in California
06/15/2021 - Visit California

Be Dareful in Tuolumne County. Tuolumne County is a pristine, scenic expanse reaching into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

Why You Should Take a “Soloette” Trip Before Getting Married—And Where to Go
06/15/2021 - Brides

Get some "me time before becoming "we"

100 Things to do this Summer
06/15/2021 - Macaroni Kid Folsom, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay

As we welcome back a "mostly" normal summer, your families will want to get back out there and enjoy our local area. Bookmark this list to refer back to when you just need help making fun plans with your kids!

Top Family-Friendly Campgrounds in the US
06/15/2021 - TravelPulse

There are many unique campgrounds to experience this summer that are fun for the whole family. Here are ten from RVontheGo.com that are worthy of your bucket list.

Columbia Airport--Celebrating Aviation
06/10/2021 - Business View

Columbia Airport is a gold mine for aviation enthusiasts. It’s one of the few airports on the West Coast with a grass runway and a full-service campground. It has a flight school that offers biplane training and an old S-2 air tanker on display that has attracted visitors from as far as Denmark.

Visit Tuolumne County Launches ‘Trail Heads’ Program
06/04/2021 - My Motherlode

Visit Tuolumne County launched a new program for residents and visitors that will help outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Mother Nature. 

Day Trips to the California Gold Country
06/04/2021 - The Epoch Times

Recently, my husband and I spent time exploring the gold-rush towns of Jamestown and Chinese Camp in Northern California.

Top Fishing Spots for Father's Day 2021
06/04/2021 - Fishing Booker

Fishing is the perfect way to spend quality time with your dad. Getting out on the water and away from the stress of day to day life. 

8 Good Sam Parks Near Iconic Northern California Destinations
06/04/2021 - Good Sam

You’ll find more than your fair share of magnificent public lands in Northern California, from majestic Yosemite National Park to the towering Redwood National and State Parks. 

View from the Meeting Room: IRL Style
06/04/2021 - Smart Meetings

With help from hotel and destination partners, meeting professionals are getting back into ballrooms with careful protocols and increasing confidence.

Happy Wanderer: Yosemite’s least visited gate offers much to appreciate
06/04/2021 - The Mercury News

Nearby lodges, trail to spectacular Wapama Falls well worth going through Hetch Hetchy Entrance. 

The 10 Best National Parks for Families
05/20/2021 - Family Vacation Critic

America’s natural wonders were chosen to be national parks to preserve their majestic beauty.

Best Beginner-Friendly Backpacking Trips In The U.S.
05/20/2021 - The Travel

Shorter trips for higher elevations and slightly longer hikes for low elevations are key, and beautiful scenery, of course.

Tips for Avoiding the Summer Crowds at National Parks
05/20/2021 - Trip Savvy

For those who have no choice but to travel during peak season and are determined to see some of the most popular national parks, there are a few ways you can try to avoid the worst of the high season.

Valley Floor, Lofty Pass, Hot Springs And Tufa Towers
05/20/2021 - Oakdale Leader

One of the most magical rides in California can be taken on the 206-mile long Highway 120 that runs from Manteca in the west to Benton in the east.

Kids Plant New Giant Sequoias
05/12/2021 - Taste California Travel

In honor of Arbor Day, Visit Tuolumne County partnered with Pinecrest Expedition Academy, whose students planted a new grove of Giant Sequoias at the iconic Kennedy Meadows Resort & Pack Station nestled in the Sierra Nevada.

Magnificent Seven: Hike to these scenic Yosemite waterfalls
05/10/2021 - SF Examiner

Options range from a few minutes of walking to a full day of high-altitude trekking

The 10 Best National Parks in the U.S. (& Hurry, They're Extra Popular Right Now)
05/10/2021 - Pure Wow

In addition to the Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park also has plenty of meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area as well as other valleys for you to explore.

CALIFORNIA NATIONAL PARKS: THE TOP DESTINATIONS FOR SUMMER WILDERNESS ADVENTURE
05/10/2021 - Wide Open Spaces

This year, make your summer vacation a road trip all the way from northern California to southern California. 

8 Outdoor Spas that are Pure Bliss
05/10/2021 - Orbitz

With all of the stress and tension that this last year has caused us, the added benefits of an outdoor spa treatment are not to be ignored. This includes a boost in serotonin from spending time in nature, resulting in a greater sense of happiness and well-being. 

Off the Beaten Path: Unique and Lesser-Known Road Trips
05/10/2021 - Visit California

With summer just around the corner and local safety protocols in place, road trips have become just as popular if not more for thrillseekers.

Campgrounds Near US National Parks
05/10/2021 - The Billings Gazette

Millions of people visit America’s national parks every year. And, those looking to maximize their outdoor experience may consider extending their stay at a nearby campground. 

Ten Top Places to Honeymoon in 2022
05/06/2021 - County Magazine

Here are ten top ideas for those planning ahead. Each offers something different from the 'fly and flop' style trip and will appeal to couples looking for a honeymoon with some serious wow factor.

5 things to do in the only part of Yosemite where reservations won’t be needed to enter
04/23/2021 - Fresno Bee

Hetch Hetchy is the only part of Yosemite National Park where day-use visitors can enter later this spring and summer without a day-use reservation.

The 10 best glamping locations around US national parks
04/22/2021 - Budget Travel

Not all outdoor adventures call for roughing it. Glamping – or “glamourous camping” – is a fun alternative to staying in tents or RV’s while being close to nature. 

8 ways to get active on Earth Day
04/22/2021 - Los Angeles Times

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Nowadays, happenings are sprinkled throughout April and combined with other events, such as National Park Week. Many people (I’m one of them) believe that every day is Earth Day. 

Best Summer Camps in California for Kids
04/22/2021 - Family Minded

Landing a campground in the Yosemite area is nearly impossible. Reservations open up months in advance in an online lottery system, and they’re usually booked within minutes. Backpacking is a fun alternative, but visitors still need a permit and plenty of know-how to stay safe in the wilderness.

Rush Creek Lodge Offers Yosemite National Park’s Most Luxurious Spa Experiences
04/21/2021 - Forbes

Rush Creek Lodge quietly debuted their one-of-a-kind spa earlier this year, but with travel slowly picking up again it’s time to officially re-announce the opening of the brand new 5,000 square foot Rush Creek Spa.

Pop by a Gold Country Train for Flower-Filled Splendor
04/13/2021 - NBC Los Angeles

An April adventure that's built around blossoms is best served by tracks, a storied train, and a slice of Gold Country that hasn't changed all that much over the decades.

The 5 Best California National Parks, According to a Writer Who's Visited Them All
04/13/2021 - Travel + Leisure

California has more national parks than any other state — here are our favorites.

Take a Safe Spring Break Road Trip to One of These 10 National Parks
04/13/2021 - College Magazine

Grab your hiking boots and take a road trip to any of these glorious national parks. 

What's New in Tuolumne County
04/13/2021 - Taste California Travel

Known as a gateway to the beauty of Yosemite National Park, there are many things to do in the area. Reps of the County’s tourism industry suggest you discover unique shopping, food and outdoor adventures during your next getaway. Here's what's new in Tuolumne County this spring:

Best Places to Golf in California
04/01/2021 - Visit California

Golf with the View of Yosemite in Tuolumne County. The hills of Tuolumne County are both picturesque and challenging, with local course options covering a variety of landscapes and views from the lower foothills to the high country of Twain Harte or Pine Mountain Lake.

15 Amazing Outdoor Adventures
04/01/2021 - Visit California

California’s got it all when it comes to rafting, from gentle floats to adrenaline-pumping rapids. 

The California 395 Corridor Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List
04/01/2021 - Expedition Portal

Sitting down to write an article about the California 395 corridor stirs a conflicting range of emotions within me, mostly because I want to share this magical area with others, but in doing so, I worry that these places might end up getting “loved to death”. But then I remembered two things.

7 Best Swimming Holes In California
04/01/2021 - Big 7 Travel

California’s glorious 1,100-mile coastline gets all the attention when the sun comes out. But for an alternative way to keep cool, why not consider taking the plunge into a natural pool instead? California is brimming with them, from sprawling lakes to historic pools. 

Spas Are Opening and Telling People to Bring Their Kids
04/01/2021 - InStyle

At the new spa at the Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite in California, whole families are invited to hop in the hot tub, splash in the mineral showers, relax in the sensory room, and swing on the daybeds in the dedicated outdoor space

7 Ways to Avoid Crowds in the National Parks
03/23/2021 - AARP

These are some of our tips for finding beautiful, less crowded spots and precious moments of solitude, even in the most popular of these wonderful destinations, based on our many years of visiting, working and living in the national parks.

HOTEL SPOTLIGHT – RUSH CREEK LODGE – RUSTIC REFINEMENT + KID-FRIENDLY CHARM
03/23/2021 - Active Family Magazine

If you think luxury and Yosemite are mutually exclusive terms, then you probably haven’t yet heard of the area’s newest hotel, Rush Creel Lodge. Just thirty minutes from the Yosemite Valley, this gorgeous kid-friendly lodge is a welcoming retreat for exhausted day hikers and nature-starved urbanites.

A Breath of Fresh Air—8 Things To Do in Yosemite National Park
03/23/2021 - Local Magazine

 Here’s eight must-dos when visiting this magnificent CA destination.

5 World-Class Natural Sites In California
03/23/2021 - Visit California

Celebrate Earth Day by visiting one of these globally significant natural areas.

25 Stunning Destinations You Won’t Believe Are in the US
03/23/2021 - MSN.com

While many travelers have their sights set on beautiful destinations around the globe they need to look no further than their own backyard. The U.S. has many destinations that will 'wow' and 'awe' any type of traveler. Check out this list of impressive places in the U.S. that will take your breath away.

View Wildflowers Virtually
03/22/2021 - The Porterville Recorder

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) advises wildflower enthusiasts to Know Before You Go and plan ahead as they make plans for wildflower viewing.

Yosemite's Rush Creek Lodge is the Perfect Spa Getaway
03/15/2021 - JustLuxe

One silver lining to the pandemic has been a surge in travel to America's National Parks, many of which logged record crowds last year. With its wide-open spaces allowing for a classic and socially distanced back-to-nature escape, if a trip to Yosemite sounds tempting (or has been on the bucket list for a while), the spa getaway package at Rush Creek Lodge could serve as the incentive needed for a few days of R&R in the Sierra Nevada mountains.

The Art of the Spring CBD Spacation
03/15/2021 - Sensi NorCal

After a year of California COVID-19 closures, we could all use a day of rest and relaxation. Seriously, when was the last time you enjoyed a spa day? If it dates back to the pre-COVID times, your aching body is likely begging for a massage—or any restorative treatment that melts away stress.

Photos: Rare night rainbows created by moonlight to arrive in Yosemite
03/15/2021 - Chron

Whatever you’d like to call the moonlight reflecting off waterfall droplets, the photographs of these things beneath starry skies are absolutely incredible. And, Yosemite National Park is one of the best places in the world to behold a moonbow.

Party Like It's 1921 at This Historic Yosemite Lodge Celebrating Its 100th Anniversary
03/09/2021 - Travel + Leisure

The Evergreen Lodge, a historic mountain resort located on the edge of Yosemite National Park, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year — and it wants you to come celebrate.

Kicking off in March, the hotel is hosting a year-long celebration that looks back at its rich history as a traveler favorite.

Stop and Sip at These Iconic Bars
03/09/2021 -

For travelers who enjoy a pint, a pour or a cocktail, happy hour can be the highlight of a day on the road. And although there’s nothing wrong with taking a load off in a hotel bar, a better way to go is to visit a legendary local drinking establishment.

Enjoy Socially Distanced Spring Blooms in California
03/09/2021 -

Wildflower season is beginning! Below are some of the places where visitors can safely and sustainably enjoy spring blooms across California. While visiting, be sure to maintain six feet from others, sanitize your hands frequently and wear face coverings when in close proximity to other hikers. Also, be sure to observe all trail signs and keep your pet on leash to preserve the flowers for future visitors.

Explore Yosemite National Park (& Why It’s Awesome in the Winter!)
03/03/2021 - Red Tricycle

If you are looking to spend some serious time in nature, look no further than Yosemite National Park.

8 Private Spa Retreats
03/02/2021 - DAYSPA

After the year that was 2020, people are looking for a break; somewhere to unwind and relax.

How to Plan a Trip for Your Bubble
03/02/2021 - Red Tricycle

And happily for those who prefer comfort over roughing it, rustic is not the only option. Just outside Yosemite National Park, for example, Rush Creek Lodge’s accommodations include standalone cabins and villas with hundreds of acres of open space to let everyone spread out. 

The Ultimate Yosemite National Park Travel Guide
03/02/2021 - Outside Magazine

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

4 Must-See Things Happening In Silicon Valley This Month
02/11/2021 - Modern Luxury--Silicon Valley

Located on the outskirts of Yosemite National Park, the newly opened Spa at Rush Creek Lodge offers a Zen retreat from the stresses of the everyday.

Travel Locally for Views, Exercise and Local History
02/11/2021 - Recordnet

This feature focuses upon nearby local destinations offering fresh air, hiking/biking opportunities, stellar views and historical significance.

2020/2021 WINTER RESORT GUIDE
02/10/2021 - Adventure Sports Journal

After an abrupt and early end to last year’s ski season, resorts throughout the country have been working tirelessly to develop safety measures to open this season. Resorts have invested millions of dollars in technology and sanitizing procedures to help guests maintain social distancing requirements and help prevent the spread of the virus. 

DORE BIETZ- NATIONAL SKI PATROL REPRESENTATIVE AND INDIAN LANDS CONSULTANT
02/10/2021 - Adventure Sports Journal

Dore Bietz is an all-or-nothing woman who refuses to accept the word “can’t,” and whose subtle smile lines barely hint at her age. Quick to laugh, this self-assured, feisty, 54-year-old outdoorswoman is even quicker to lend a hand.

Family Fun & Snow Play In The High Sierra
02/02/2021 - Cal High Sierra

There’s something invigorating about spending time in the snow-covered peaks of the High Sierra. Maybe it’s the warm sunshine hitting your face or the crystals glistening below your feet. No matter the reason, it brings out the youthful spirit in all of us. 

Oldest Buildings In The High Sierra
02/02/2021 - Cal High Sierra

A century. That’s a long time to be around especially in the Sierra Nevada. Winter storms with heavy snowfall and hurricane–like winds. A barrage of summer fires. A continuous development of roads, freeways, and other buildings. And yet remains the oldest buildings in California High Sierra… a true testament of grit.

Where to Stay in Yosemite
02/01/2021 - Travel Freak

Whether you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or enjoy a relaxing holiday with the family, there is a wide range of hotels and other lodging in Yosemite National Park.

Beautiful Places to Visit on the West Coast USA
01/26/2021 - Travel Melodies

The West Coast of the USA remains our favorite regions in the USA. The region is brimming with famous cities, iconic landmarks, stunning national parks, charming coastal towns, fascinating mountains, and a striking desert landscape. In short, the US West Coast is everything a traveler dreams of and beyond.

Black History in California You Don't Know About
01/20/2021 -

Since its inception in 1970, Black History Month has been a celebratory reminder of trailblazers and events that have broken barriers in the history of African diaspora. In honor of the special month, we encourage you to explore these sometimes lesser-known California tours, businesses, and stories that have played a momentous role in U.S. history and Black culture.

Blue Monday; Beautiful Blue locations to lift your mood
01/18/2021 - Crave Magazine

Blue Monday (18th January) is the most depressing day of the year... However, the color blue also symbolizes serenity, stability and calmness, and is thought to enhance your mood. Here's our pick of the most stunning blue locations from Morocco to Tahiti, for 2021 and beyond. 

The Themed Rooms At Royal Olive Manor In Northern California Take You Back To Different Eras
01/07/2021 - Only In Your State

There’s a simplicity of the good old days that’s getting harder and harder to come across in this fast-moving society. Take some time to slow down and enjoy the simple things when you visit the B&B in Sonora that’s delightfully old-fashioned.

16 Unforgettable Private Tours in California
01/05/2021 - Visit California

With the help of an expert Echo Adventure Cooperative guide, you can visit Yosemite’s most iconic spots all in one day.

11 Amazing New U.S. Wellness Retreats to Check Out in 2021
01/05/2021 - Forbes

From a spa weekend in Yosemite to a restorative sleep retreat in Canyon Point, Utah, you don't have to have Rebel Wilson status to get your wellness goals in order.

Bucket List Travel: The 15 Best US Destinations For 2021
01/04/2021 - Forbes

From the travel experts, here is where to travel in 2021 in the US.

9 Eco-friendly Travel Hotspots for 2021
12/17/2020 - Travel Begins at 40

In many ways travel can be good for the environment with many countries and tourist boards creating campaigns designed to give back to local communities and help wildlife thrive. In 2021 (VTC note: this is now scheduled for 2022) and a California first, Under Canvas Glamping Resort will open in Groveland. With 99 seasonal glamping units, the business prides themselves on its sustainability practices. Nearby attractions in Yosemite National Park include the mighty Hetch Hetchy Reservoir and Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias for multiple hiking opportunities and chasing waterfalls, not to mention proximity to the High Sierra and historic towns in the Gold Country.

California Wineries Are Adapting To Lockdown, Here's How You Can Help
12/15/2020 - ManTripping

To help support them further, we've compiled a list of 50 wineries in California and what they are doing to adapt and what you can do individually to help them during this challenging time.

22 Pet-Friendly Hotels In California
12/03/2020 - Visit California

Explore the Golden State with your favorite furry friend and take full advantage of these welcoming properties.

7 California Gold Rush Towns Worth Visiting
12/03/2020 - Epic 7 Travel

Taking a road trip on Highway 49, also known as the Golden Chain highway, to visit California gold rush towns will transport you back to the 19th century. 

Eco-Friendly Travel Hotspots for 2021 Revealed
12/01/2020 - NI Travel News

If you are interested in eco-friendly travel, read on to see the top hotspots worth a visit in 2021.

Where Next? High Life Magazine Winter 2020-2021
12/01/2020 - British Airways High Life Magazine

Don't go chasing waterfalls-Let them come to you at Yosemite's Rush Creek Lodge. 

The Non-Skiers Guide to Winter
11/19/2020 - Yorkshire Times, A Voice of the North

The winter months are an exciting time for many with the coming days seeing in the next winter ski season. However, these wonderland winter months are not only for those who enjoy skiing . There are numerous ways to enjoy a winter snow holiday.

Relish some incredible frozen adventures without clipping into a pair of skis or snowboard. Swap skis for dog sledding in Japan, a snowboard for tubing in Pittsburgh or enjoy roaming around powder-dusted forests on snowshoes in Yosemite.


California Gold Country: A Road Trip Guide
11/11/2020 - The Eager Travler | Preethi Chandrasekhar

I’ve lived in Northern California for most of my life and didn’t think  there was anything new to discover in my state, until the pandemic hit  in 2020. In October 2020, I set out on a road trip to explore the California Gold Country with a fellow photographer friend from San Francisco, epic7travel.  Our mission? To discover the historic gold-rush towns and the  surrounding outdoors just a few hours from San Francisco and the Bay  Area. Here are my top recommendations to add to your California must-do  list.

Bandits, stagecoaches and gold under the parking lot of Columbia State Park | Bartell's Backroads
11/10/2020 - ABC 10

A state park in Tuolumne County allows you to still experience the joys of the Gold Rush.

'I'll have a beer with that gun.' The last bar and firearms shop | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

Sonora, California, is home to the last business with both a firearms and a liquor license in the state.

A city slicker's ride through Tuolumne County's cowboy country | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

Ride deep into the Emigrant Wilderness at Kennedy Meadows Resort.

World's oldest Juniper Tree is in Tuolumne County's backyard | Bartell's Backroads
11/05/2020 - ABC 10

It takes a high clearance vehicle and good GPS coordinates to get to the 3,000 year-old Bennett Juniper tree.

Plan Future Trips with Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals
10/28/2020 - Visit California

Give the gift of travel this holiday season by planning future trips using special Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts available at select properties throughout California. Visit individual business websites to view blackout dates and availability. These deals are valid on new reservations only, are not valid on reservations booked via a third party and cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Step Back In Time In These Historic Sites Of The High Sierra
10/27/2020 - California's High Sierra

From ghost towns to ranger housing these present historic sites in the Sierra Nevada give us a fun glimpse into the past.

Most Haunted- World's Spookiest Locations
10/21/2020 - Irish Daily Star

THIS will be a Halloween like no other, showing that the real world can be even scarier than our wildest imaginations

Glamping in a covered wagon outside Yosemite National Park | Bartell's Backroads
10/19/2020 - ABC 10 Bartell's Backroads

GROVELAND, Calif. — Just outside the gates of Yosemite National Park, you'll find a camping experience like no other, one where you can sleep in a covered Conestoga Wagon.

Explore Outdoors: Visit one of Hollywood's oldest, still-active celebs in Tuolumne County
10/19/2020 - KCRA 3

JAMESTOWN, Calif. —When you think of the term "California celebrity," you may think of your favorite athlete, actor or leader. But there is a train in Tuolumne County that may be the most photographed in the world.

Get the Adrenaline Pumping: Action-Packed Holidays For 2021
10/15/2020 - Gone Travelling

As we emerge from being locked in during lockdown, there feels like nothing better than planning a blowout trip with abig experience for 2021. As the trend towards adventure and outdoor travel grows, coupled with the increased desire for adrenaline-filled activities, we have compiled thrilling experiences from around the world to get travellers’ hearts racing.

Why Yosemite’s Tuolumne County Should be on Your 2021 Travel Radar
10/14/2020 - travelprnews.com

Just 2.5 hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tuolumne County is easily accessible year-round for all-season fun, adventure and memory-making moments. Comprising the High Sierra, Gold Country and the lion’s share of Yosemite National Park, visitors and families can step back in time amongst authentic Gold Rush towns, enjoy endless outdoor recreation and sight-seeing, explore state and national parks, get up and close with nature, wildlife and more.

8 Perfect Places To See Fabulous Fall Colors
10/08/2020 - Visit California

Feel that nip in the early-morning air? That's right, fall is delivering cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours—which signals California's broadleaf trees to get their colors on. Grab a thermos of steaming, pumpkin-spiced something, and hit the road to see oaks, aspens, dogwoods, and willows cloaked in their candy-colored coats. Some national forests and public lands are closed right now due to wildfire concerns, but you can still catch the leaf show at these spots, listed south to north:

Trade Working-From-Home for Working-from-Dream-Destinations at these California Boutique Hotels
10/07/2020 - California Association of Boutique & Breakfast Inns

Freed from the shackles of the office, workers are discovering that working from home can mean working from anywhere with a WiFi connection.  Many of us can now exchange the drab walls of our make-shift home offices for views in beautiful destinations.  Small boutique hotels in California fit the bill quite well with private, well-equipped workspaces in an array of appealing settings ranging from the beach to wine country to the mountains.  A few are also offering special rates for digital nomads, including daytime bookings to use rooms for work at rates far below the average rate for an overnight stay.

5 Ways To Find Serenity In The High Sierra
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

From decompressing in a B&B to enjoying the wilderness the High Sierra will make sure that you find the serenity that you're looking for. 

Facts About California High Sierra – 5 Important Dates In History
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

From Olympic dreams to gold fever, here are five important dates in the High Sierra history that helped to put California on the map both financially and internationally. 

Road Trip Your Way To Seclusion By Touring These Lesser Known Northern California Wineries
10/07/2020 - California's High Sierra

Fill your wanderlust by exploring these lesser-known Northern California wineries in the High Sierra 

Travel Inspired by Wes Anderson
09/29/2020 - FUSED

Ahead of the book launch Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval, based on the popular Instagram account of the same name, we take a look at Anderson-esque sites, buildings and landmarks in all their faded grandeur that transport us to the directors unique pop-pastel aesthetic from the USA to Japan and The Islands of Tahiti.

L.A. filmmakers shoot horror movie in Tuolumne County
09/24/2020 - Union Democrat

A pair of filmmakers based in Los Angeles were getting deep into pre-production on their latest movie when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March and forced a change of plans that brought them to Tuolumne County for the first time in their lives.

County in every state with the most born-and-bred residents
09/18/2020 - MSN

From the smallest county in the country to one that covers nearly 20,000 miles, read on to find which counties in your state has the most born-and-bred residents.

How a brand new craft brewery near Yosemite is thriving despite pandemic, fires
09/16/2020 - SF Gate

If three years ago somebody had mentioned to Rachel and Andrew Sabatine that a pandemic and apocalyptic fires were coming, they might have decided against launching a craft brewery. But nobody told them, so they went right ahead and dedicated their late 20s to Around the Horn Brewing Company, a Gold Rush-themed brewery they dreamed of opening 25 miles from Yosemite National Park’s Big Oak Flat entrance.

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping!
09/16/2020 - NI Travel News

As we emerge from being locked in during lockdown, there feels like nothing better than planning a blowout trip with a big experience for 2021. As the trend towards adventure and outdoor travel grows, coupled with the increased desire for adrenaline-filled activities, we have compiled thrilling experiences from around the world to get travellers’ hearts racing.

From heliskiing in Canada, ziplining the highest line in America, bungee jumping off Japan’s highest bridge, swimming with sharks in The Islands of Tahiti and canyoning in Kyushu, we look at where will be wow in ‘21.

LOS ANGELES-BASED TIDAL WAVE ENTERTAINMENT WRAPS FILM PRODUCTION ON THE FILM LANTERN’S LANE IN TUOLUMNE COUNTY
09/08/2020 - Tidal Wave Entertainment

Lydia Cedrone and Justin LaReau of Los Angeles-based Tidal Wave Entertainment wrapped principal photography of the horror thriller Lantern’s Lane after shooting in July and August in Tuolumne County.

California's Dreamy Gold Country Is So Much More Than Yosemite
08/24/2020 - Thrillist

Theodore Roosevelt was onto something when he declared, “There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite.” Now, the Old Bull Moose's spot is completely blown up to the tune of 4 million annual visitors in normal times. With the pandemic forcing the park to limit access on a reservations-only basis, Yosemite is one of the hottest tickets in the country for road trippers. Yet despite demand, the chances of scoring entry are pretty slim.

But if you find yourself denied access to Half Dome, don't fret. Just outside of the park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is a historic part of California most tourists don’t even realize exists. In Southern Gold Country, the nature's just as stunning, the Old West charm is abundant, and the options for adventure are endless.


Every Dog Has Its Day
08/18/2020 - NI Travel News

To celebrate International Dog Day taking place on 26th August 2020, we highlight a number of fur-tastic events, hotels and eateries around the world that show their love and support for pups, mutts and pooches.

Explore Tuolumne County — Yosemite’s Northwest Neighbor
07/08/2020 - Emerging Horizons

Located about an hour northwest of Yosemite’s Big Oak Flat Entrance, Tuolumne County (www.visittuolumne.com) makes the perfect stop along the way to the popular national park. Not only does the area offer some beautiful rugged scenery, but the large crowds that sometimes flock to Yosemite are refreshingly absent in this neck of the woods. And rural doesn’t necessarily mean inaccessible either, as there’s no shortage of trails, attractions and lodging options for wheelchair-users and slow walkers in this scenic foothill area.

This Gorgeous, Vast Part of California Has the Perfect Combination of Adventuring and Relaxing at a Social Distance
06/24/2020 - Travel + Leisure

In a time when the appeal of wide-open spaces and remote seclusion is paramount, Tuolumne County in California has travelers covered.

The county, home to a large swath of Yosemite National Park, is inviting visitors to “Wander Freely,” in their new travel campaign touting the many outdoor experiences that can be had without worrying about getting too close to another adventurer.

On the Road: My favorite road trips within 3 hours from San Joaquin County
06/15/2020 - Recordnet.com

Many of us have been homebound, or mostly so, for almost three months — dreaming of past and future travels. With California counties beginning phased re-openings, as well as our state, national parks and hospitality businesses coming back online; it’s time to think “road trip.”

Here are suggestions for fun destinations just 2-3 hours from San Joaquin County. With each road trip, key landmarks, restaurants, lodging and nearby options are highlighted.

A Taste For Travel: Inspiring Recipes From Around the World
06/04/2020 - TravelLife Magazine

Can’t get out to see the world? Why not bring the world to you? There’s never been a better time to invite an authentic taste of some top culinary destinations into your own home.

World Cocktail Day: Drinks From Around The Globe
05/11/2020 - Savour Magazine

With World Cocktail Day taking place on this Wednesday, here’s a roundup of cocktails from around the world – to help bring the taste of different countries concoctions to your home.

65 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Home and Experience the World
05/06/2020 - ALAJODE

Itching to travel but can’t? Here’s how to experience the world from home.

You can’t always go out and experience the world for real (unfortunately!) but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience it from home.

One of the things I cherish most about travel is being able to bring a piece of my travels home with me. From home decor to new foodie finds, there’s nothing like reliving the memories of a treasured trip.

Every time I pick up a souvenir, product, or other item I acquired from around the world, I get a taste of travel without leaving home.

Earth Day is a good time to virtually explore destinations investing in the environment
04/22/2020 - Vancouver Courier

While COVID-19 might have us locked down at home, these virtual tours can help us plan for future travel with sustainability in mind. 

Celebrating Earth Day during COVID-19 around the world - Drift Travel Magazine
04/20/2020 - Drift Travel

While we stay put as a global community due to COVID-19, sustainability efforts are in the spotlight more than ever. As we embark on virtual travels. this Earth Day will be an unforgettable memory to share with future generations.

50 ways to experience culture from your couch
04/20/2020 - Marshall Bright - CNN

We may be confined to our homes, but luckily our access to global cultural institutions is nearly unlimited.

Grand Canyon, Yosemite, more: National parks offer virtual visits
04/17/2020 - USA Today

Ten of the most-popular national parks in the U.S. offer creative ways to explore the great outdoors without leaving your couch.

High Sierra Virtual Tour From Cruising Emerald Bay To Mammoth Mountain
04/16/2020 - Alex Silgalis - californiahighsierra.com

Here's some fun and unique ways to enjoy a High Sierra virtual tour from a safe and social distance.

Crisis Response Virtual Tourism
04/15/2020 - Visit California

California’s attractions are offering an escape to the millions of adventurers stuck at home through virtual travel and tourism experiences. Below are just a few of these offerings, which not only provide wholesome content for viewers to enjoy, but keep the Golden State top-of-mind for future travel.

Twelve travel podcasts for exploring the world virtually – Globetrender
04/15/2020 - Roslyn Owen - yalatravel.com

We may not be able to physically travel right now but lockdown is the perfect opportunity to plan trips for the future, do research and gather inspiration. Here are 12 travel podcasts that will take you around the world with explorers, journalists, and local insiders.

Whats New Publication Global | Visit California
04/15/2020 - Visit California

What's New in California showcases new openings and developments happening across the Golden State. Find inspiration for stories revolving around accommodations, arts, and entertainment, culinary, family, major milestones, luxury, outdoor, shopping, spas, technology and tours, wellness and more.

Twelve travel podcasts for exploring the world virtually
04/13/2020 - Globe Trender

Lockdown is the perfect opportunity to plan dream trips. These travel podcasts will take you around the world with explorers, journalists and local insiders

The Most Scenic Hiking Trails in the U.S.
04/06/2020 - Kathryn O'Shea-Evans - jetsetter.com

America's most eye-popping natural wonders aren't visible from any overlook parking lot—Mother Nature makes you work for it. Our favorite day hikes are worth the sweat for the highly 'grammable views.

Explore California’s Outdoor Treasures from Home
04/06/2020 - Katrina Hunt visitcalifornia.com

Wide-open spaces abound in California—but you don’t have to be physically here to enjoy them these days. Lots of national and state parks, botanical gardens, and outdoor attractions are posting live cams and virtual tours that let you experience the hikes, sights, and scenery that await when you visit these locations later—from fields of orange poppies in L.A. County to the gurgling water of Channels Islands National Park to the street art of San Francisco.

Californians Doing Good
03/31/2020 - Visit California

In the face of adversity, California business owners, destination stewards and residents are rising up to provide relief to their fellow industry members and communities in any way possible. Discover the stories of individuals, businesses and communities leading by example and helping their own in uncertain times.

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