Crossing the border is not possible at this time due to Covid-19. However, we truly can’t wait to resume our annual jaunt to the beautiful state of California. For those of you who live in California, you have some of the most extraordinary and mystical locations at your fingertips!
Located in the Lake Berryessa area of Napa County is a stunning reservoir created by the Monticello Dam. An interesting feature is the “glory hole,” that looks like a waterfall within the lake. It is essentially a big drain, which will only appear when there is an excess of water in the reservoir.
Beautiful Glass Beach
This unusual site can be found in the Fort Bragg area. Glass Beach is essentially made out of disposed glass bottles and tail lights from cars. The water has smoothed the edges of the glass over time. Tourists and locals cannot help but take a photograph of this unique location. Note, you are asked to please leave the glass behind.
Bowling Ball Beach
This must see beach is aptly named. Located in a section of the Schooner Gulch State Beach of Mendocino County is Bowling Ball Beach. As you can see, it is named for the large concretions (circular boulders) that occupy the shoreline.
Cypress Tree Tunnel
The hauntingly beautiful Cypress trees were planted in Inverness in the 1930s. Today, they form a mystical tunnel that feels like something out of a fairytale!
Travel responsibly taking only memories and leaving a near to zero carbon footprint. We are all visitors on this beautiful planet of ours. Let’s treat it and all inhabitants with love and respect!
A Governor-General Award recipient, Helen Hatzis was also voted as one of Canada's Nicest People! A xenophile at heart, she lives to travel and loves to share her experience on Trip Jaunt (formerly Weekend Jaunt), an online travel community and hub she founded in 2010. She hopes that you will feel inspired to discover the world as well! Helen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Academy of Canadian Film and Television.