Yosemite National Park…where to begin?

If you love nature and hiking, then pack your bags and all your gear and head to Yosemite for a breathtaking, heart pumping, and enchantingly unbeatable experience.

The only problem is deciding where to start first! There are so many incredible choices: the great Vernal Fall, Yosemite Falls (the highest measured waterfall in North America!), Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Fall, and the spectacular El Capitan rock formation – just to mention a few! Then there are the magnificently beautiful giant Redwoods, which you have to see to believe. To walk amongst nature and its splendor from the smallest wild flower to the largest tree, and the glorious spraying waterfall, and roaming wild animals, is an adventure you will find uplifting and rewarding.

The top 3 suggestions I can give you when visiting Yosemite National Park, are: 1) bring you camera, because you will want to take a lot of pictures, 2) bring a lot of water and some snacks, and 3) wear comfortable sneakers – because once you decide where to start, you won’t want to stop till you have seen it all!

Want to hear more about Yosemite National Park? Come back to the RCI Blog this week and we’ll be sharing stories and photos from RCI subscribing members who have visited there!

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A great year-round vacation destination….that’s Lake Tahoe.

As a child I was very fortunate that my parent took us on extremely nice vacations.  Since then, having always had a fascination with the west, it was my biggest desire to return to Lake Tahoe.  After all who couldn’t be a fan of the west and not be a fan of Bonanza? If you pay attention to the opening scene, the background of the majestic mountains is beautiful Lake Tahoe, where in fact the Ponderosa was built.

Taking the ski lift in the center of town is a must. At the top is a glorious, breathtaking view of the magnificent snow capped mountains and the blue sparkling bed of water filled from streams of melted snow from those mountains, complete with a blue sky background sprinkled with a few white clouds.  What an amazing scene.

And if you’re a big fan of the old west you can take a trip into the past to Virginia City. There, you’ll see stage coaches, old fashion trains, and spittoon saloons.  Or you can take a day and go whitewater rafting.  Or go west for the day and take in beautiful Yosemite.  Or just sit on the beaches of the great Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe is a great destination year round.  I suggest everyone experience Lake Tahoe at least once in their life…I know it’s someplace you will want to return to again someday.

Come back to the RCI Blog this week to check out photos from RCI members who have traveled to Lake Tahoe. Do you have any tips for what to do or where to go while vacationing in Lake Tahoe? If so, please comment below.


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