U.S. National Parks, UNESCO

Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

I remember the first time I read about the Redwood National Park in elementary school, and how even back then I felt that traveler's pull that I often speak about. I can still recall those photos of the giant ancient redwoods, and as a child I was struck by their enormous size and peaceful energy.… Continue reading Redwood National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring California

U.S. National Parks, USA Travel

“The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California

Alcatraz Island, AKA "The Rock", has been many things over the past couple of centuries- from a Native American territory to a tourist destination. This small island located in the bay of San Francisco¬†was initially developed with a lighthouse, which is considered the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. It was also a military fortification,… Continue reading “The Rock” Alcatraz Island – San Francisco | Exploring, California