In Sonoma County, you can take a SUP class/tour on the Russian River and still have the rest of the day to do wine tasting or what ever. see: www.rubiconadventures.com They give a substantial discount to world nomads and other groups. over 7 years ago
San Francisco to El Portal. Is it best to drive through back of Yose. Park from NE. Staying same hotel next/day >Sequoia,DV. Best way?
Just "Google" directions. You might have to say Mariposa because El Portal is such a small town. You take 140 out of Merced. Basically, 80 across the bay bridge, 580,205 to 99 south to 140 to Yosemite. Nice hostel there. over 7 years ago
Hi I'm Canadian woman going to Colombia for 3 months. Was wondering about going to venezuela as well. An must visit locales? Safety issues?
Venezuela is not really tourist or traveler friendly. If you go there you should go with an organized tour. It is an incredible country. you have the Caribbean on one side, the Andes, large savannas, Orinocco Delta, jungles and anacondas--(stay away). But also lots and lots of trash. Only travel with licensed taxi's. There are many fake taxi drivers that will pick you up at the airport and then take you out and rob you. Know exchange rates. US dollar is valuable and if you know how to buy and sell you can (at least) pay for your trip this way. Risky but everyone does it. Excellent treking and backpacking in the Andes. almost 8 years ago