Category Archives: California

OMG, Unforgettable Zip Lining Adventure For Beginners

If you are scared of roller coasters, zip lining will be 10 times more scary, but it could also be 10 times more fun. Our youtube channel has over 3 million views, to celebrate, I am “risking my life” to make this video. I will never forget this adventure!

If you have never tried zip lining, and would like to know what it’s like , make sure you watch this video, there are plenty of tips for beginners.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro in 4K UHD setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

zip line
zip lining
Cannon Ball
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Other adventure videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins

Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall

Visiting 3 Parks Near Santa Cruz In 1 Day

How do you visit 3 State Parks around Santa Cruz in 1 day?

This video shows clips of Ano Nuevo State Park, Natural Bridges State Beach, Henry Cowell Redwood (or Big Basin Redwood).
The price? Only $7 at Ano Nuevo plus $10 for all 3 parks.
You are going to see the highly recommended elephant seal tour at Ano Nuevo State Park, see butterfly migration at Monarch Butterfly Natural Preserve & a few beaches and of course the redwood trees at either Henry Cowell Redwood or Big Basin redwoods state park.

For more details about the Ano Nuevo see this video:

Elephant Seal Tour @ Ano Nuevo State Park

Elephant Seal Tour At Ano Nuevo State Park

Have you heard about the annual elephant seal migration to the beaches of Año Nuevo State Reserve?
Highly recommend the Ano Nuevo State Park and check out the elephant seal tour. It is only $7 per person (plus state park parking $10).

These massive creatures were only a few feet away and they did not notice us. Females giving birth, pups nursing from their mother and bull males fighting one another. This is amazing experience to see & hear the bulls braying & throwing their massive weight around while claiming their turf & protecting their harem.

Some people have lived in California for over many years and never visited this park. If you live in Bay Area you have no excuse not to visit Ano Nuevo.
The tour covers approximately 3.5 miles and about 2 to 3 hours so be prepared to bring water (but no food allowed). You should book your tour online beforehand since they fill up quickly, especially on the weekends.

Clear Lake

Clear Lake, July 4th, 2013

July 4th, 2013. Vacation at Clear Lake, the largest Lake in California.
Wakeboarding is not as easy as it looks.

Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely in California (why Tahoe is half in Nevada), and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake entirely in California, the tenth largest by capacity.

Long Term Parking San Jose Airport SJC welcomes you.

We took an Europe trip for more than 2 weeks. The flight departure time was too early to ask friends for help. The lightrail does not run that early and we did not trust taxi or limo be on time. So this is what we did:
1. Airport long term parking is $22 per day, but there are $6 per day other places.
2. Paid one day parking and asked a couple of co-workers to pick up the car at their leisure.

the following is a map of the parking at Marriott. I have marked the A, B, C, … so that you can refer it to the person who will pick up your car. (The A,B, C, will help you to communicate with your friend and identify where you parked).

my parking receipts:


Clear Lake, California

Clear Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake entirely in California (why Tahoe is not?), and has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake entirely in California, the tenth largest by capacity. It is located in Lake County and is fed by runoff flowing into many streams as well as springs in Soda Bay. Its sole outlet is Cache Creek. There is a dam on Cache Creek to increase the lake’s capacity and to regulate outflow.