The Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree, the General Grant in Kings Canyon

The Annual Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree is on Sunday, December 11, in Kings Canyon National Park at 2:30pm. Activities will include the Jubilation Singers, a non-denominational Christmas Message, and a War Memorial Ceremony will all be delivered at the base of the General Grant Tree. This tree has inspired thousands of people including […]

Amtrak San Joaquins Adds a Daily Round Trip

Amtrak San Joaquins now offer a seventh daily round trip, an addition to service between Bakersfield and Oakland’s Jack London Square Station. The addition makes service more convenient for passengers to travel the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley cities, and other destinations throughout California. “As the communities of the San Joaquin Valley continue to grow, […]

Salinas Continues Legacy of John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck wrote about the Great Depression and of those moving to the South Valley during difficult times. However, he grew up on the Coast, which he also wrote about, and a trip to the National Steinbeck Center is well worth a stop or even an intended trip to Salinas. Located on One Main Street […]

Vegas: Not Just for Adults

Las Vegas – it’s known for being a premier location for adult entertainment. But, it is also very family friendly, with an abundance of theme parks, museums and shows for kids of all ages. Just an hour flight from Fresno-Yosemite International, or a five-to-six-hour-drive from the South Valley, makes it a great place for a […]