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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 -

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.

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 ( 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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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

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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