The following photos are my own, taken by me.
According to a Brain Post on Snow Brains, almost 90% of our lives are spent indoors. From the time you wake up and head out, you go straight to open the car door and then it's off to go work in a building for eight hours. Once you're done at work, you get in your car and drive straight home. This cycle is never ending, and the breathing cool 'fresh' AC air under the bright fluorescent lights becomes a constant for every day lives. Now and then you might make a spur of the moment decision on the weekend to go to the park or take a walk outside for some fresh air, but lets be real, going outside isn't really a huge part of our lives.
So what's the solution to this problem? If you can't already tell by the title, my advice to you is to spend a week or two in Northern California if the time and money is available to you. Most people think of Cali as the 'golden state' with sandy beaches and hot summers. But the California that most people are referring to is Southern part like the San Diego region or the OC. For this rant though, I thought I'd run through the California most aren't as familiar with- Northern California. Miles and miles of red woods, rocky beaches with a breathtaking views, Yosemite park- Northern California is the perfect getaway for someone looking to be out in Nature. Now I know what some of you might be thinking. Nature? Gross. Bugs, the outdoor-sy smell you acquire after being in nature too long, humidity, the small inconveniences like being without wifi- not your thing. But by giving it a chance I think you might come to love it, whether you're a outdoorsy person or not. Plus, I'm an expert remember. And I'm nice enough to not throw you out into the great outdoors without a few guiding tips and ideas on where to go.
Day One: San Francisco
For this first stop, you're not involved in too much of the nature aspect I was mentioning before, but trust me, you'll be walking outside a lot.
Day Two: The Redwoods & Bodega Bay
For day two, you'll be out in nature much more.
Day Three: Yosemite
This last stop is a bigger one, and you might want to spend a couple days here. It's also on the more expensive side, because it is such a huge tourist attraction.
If you have the money and the time to visit the North California, I recommend you do it. For me, it was an experience that I'll never forget, and I hope that it could be just as amazing for you too!
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