Known as the "Ellis Island of the West," the Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco Bay stood for 30 years as a gateway to America.
Turn a classic road trip into the adventure of a lifetime by leaving the car at home, and setting out across the USA under your own steam.
Whether you're looking for an easy Sunday stroll or a rugged mountain path to explore, California State Parks' new online guide to hiking trails will have you strapping on your boots and making tracks across the shorelines and summits that grace the Golden State.
It seems the Point Montara Lighthouse has been hiding a secret identity for almost 80 years. Thought to be a California creation by historians and locals alike, a recent discovery unearthed the lighthouse's long-lost past… as the Mayo's Beach Lighthouse in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Sometimes the old ways are still the best ways. Even with hybrid cars growing in popularity among drivers, there's still no real alternative to the power of your own two feet, to get you where you're going without leaving a significant ecological footprint. Besides, hiking and biking are both healthy and fun, and ensure you get a chance to "stop and smell the roses" along the way.