About Us: Your California Exploration Allies

Welcome to California, the breathtaking Golden State, where dreams come to life and hidden treasures await your discovery! I’m Zell, born and raised in the picturesque Bay Area of Northern California. Together with my husband Mushi, who has been immersed in the California lifestyle for over three decades, we look forward to offering you the insights we’ve gathered from our years spent exploring this remarkable state.

My life has always revolved around the area’s charming blend of natural beauty and city vibrancy. Professionally, I’ve found fulfillment in the education sector, in roles such as a teacher, school principal, and director of special education. My professional experience in education has deepened my understanding of the diverse communities in California and sharpened my ability to share valuable insights. My desire is to use these skills to help you navigate your California travels with our comprehensive tips and guides.

My wonderful partner in this venture is Mushi, a seasoned California dweller of over 30 years. Mushi began his career in the Navy, working in communications, a specialty he carried over into civilian life after 20 years of service. His professional journey led him to the tech heartland of Silicon Valley, and he now continues his work in the IT industry in our home base—the dynamic Sacramento region.

Our shared passion for California and its diverse landscapes has bonded us and fueled the creation of this blog.

Our combined experience of living, working, and exploring California for over nine decades

is a reflection of our knowledge, reliability, and deep affection for the state of California. Our blog is not merely an information hub—it’s a space where we can share the enchantment of our home state and inspire you to create your own California story.

Get ready to embark on a journey filled with enchanting tales, breathtaking sights, and unforgettable memories.

Whether you’re a daring explorer, a nature buff, or a cultural enthusiast, California eagerly awaits your arrival, ready to shower you with its boundless wonders.

Thank you for entrusting us with your California dreams. We are thrilled to be your personal source as you embark on an extraordinary exploration of the Golden State.

Whether you’re planning your first visit or seeking to deepen your connection with this captivating state, we understand that time is precious. The sheer size of California may seem daunting, but fear not! With our expert guidance, you can maximize your experience, making the most of your stay, no matter the duration.

We look forward to offering you the insights we’ve gathered from our years spent traversing the varied landscapes and vibrant cities of this wonderful state.

 We understand that time is limited. Fear not, though, as our insider tips and regional insights will help you focus on the areas that align with your interests.


If it’s your first time in California and you’re unsure where to start, we recommend curating a must-visit list based on your interests. Whether it’s the vibrant city life, serene nature retreats, or cultural hotspots, we’ll help you craft an itinerary that leaves you in awe of California’s diverse wonders.

While popular travel blogs often highlight the well-known spots, we are here to share that and so much more, including unveiling the lesser-explored wonders, California’s best-kept secrets. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we reveal the hidden treasures that have enchanted me since childhood, making them my all-time favorite places.

In California, there truly is something for everyone. The picturesque landscapes range from rugged coastlines to majestic mountains, sprawling vineyards to enchanting deserts. Our blog will take you beyond the surface, uncovering the unique experiences that make each destination special.

Your Trusted California Travel Source

Welcome to our community of California lovers and explorers. We can’t wait to guide you on your next adventure in the Golden State!


Mushi and Zell