San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. Not so much for its nightlife or great city vibes, although those are great too, but for what surrounds it. Head off in almost any direction from downtown and you find a deluge of outdoor fun, not to mention great restaurants, wine and some of my favorite small towns in the state. Best part of all is that many of these great escapes can be totally car free. So grab your bike or your favorite walking shoes and come across the bay with me to the quaint seaside town of Tiburon.
My morning began leisurely on this warm and beautiful fall day. After a coffee and a scone at Tartine I headed over to San Francisco Bike Rentals located near Pier 41. I grabbed a bike and hopped on the Ferry dubbed the Blue and Gold Fleet which was destined to take me across the bay to Tiburon. Camera in hand I passed some of San Francisco’s most iconic sites, Angel Island, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge on my short trip across the bay.
The one thing you should never travel without is a great book. I have always loved to read and some of the best wanderlust often comes from the pages of travel books. Growing up I devoured mysteries and gripped the pages of thriller/horror books like Goosebumps and Fear Street. As I got older and my passion for traveling grew I read the travel classics like Heart of Darkness, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta and Seven Years in Tibet. These days you would be hard pressed to find me on any trip, or in my own bed for that matter, without a book or an Ibook that is, in my hand.
Some of my biggest travel inspiration has come from the books I have read, each page fueling my wanderlust for nature and exploration. Here is a list curated by myself and a few other writers, bloggers and travel addicts of our favorite books about travel, nature and adventure.
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Believe it or not, the UK is one of the best places in the world to visit if you’re looking for an adventurous trip and some incredible views of natural landscapes. It might be a collection of small islands, but don’t be fooled by the compact size of this sovereign country. England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland all boast beautiful areas of natural beauty. Of course, it would take hours to list all of the fantastic places you can visit in this part of the world, so here’s a pick of the best locations for an adventurous nature trip in the UK.
Africa is such a diverse and interesting continent, and one that is packed full of wonderful countries to explore. So many, in fact, it can be hard to pick just one. When it comes to African adventures, however, it’s kind of difficult to go wrong with Tanzania. Statistics compiled by Tanzania Invest tell us that 81% of the visitors to the country are those visiting for leisure and tourism purposes. If you’re sitting on the fence about exploring all that Tanzania has to offer, here are 5 reasons why you need to add this country to your bucket list.
1. One of the World's Most Iconic Mountains
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The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago located less than 100 miles from the African coast. Part of a volcanic chain that includes the Azores and Madeira Island the 8 islands are varied in landscape and size. Offering dozens of beautiful destinations for photography, adventure and hiking. From black sand beaches and rugged cliffs, to sweeping vistas and high mountains the islands have a mind blowing array of differing sceneries and some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets I have ever seen. You can follow along with some with the destinations by joining me on Trover and exploring other great destinations all over the world.