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Machu Picchu Sunrise - From Guard House
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Getting to Machu Picchu – How to get to Machu Picchu, Peru

Getting to Machu Picchu on your own is quite easy, but it does require advance planning.    Machu Picchu lay hidden from the world for such a long time because its location is fairly remote and inaccessible.  Because of its remote location and multiple connections required, many tourists are often confused on how to get there, and often settle for the […]

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Curry Village Guest Lounge
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Cheap Places to Stay in Yosemite – (Where to Stay in Yosemite)

If you are trying to go to Yosemite during the summer months, often times you will have a hard time finding cheap accommodations INSIDE the park.   During the summer, Yosemite hotels and lodging are very limited and quite expensive (often $200-$500 as of 2012).  Most lodgings are fully booked 3-6 months in advance.  Most last minutes traveler often have to […]

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Top 10 Things To Do or See in Yosemite
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Top 10 Things To Do or See in Yosemite

Yosemite is stunning and there are many things to do.  Here are our top picks   1. Sunrise or Sunset at Glacier point –One of the best view of the Yosemite Valley and Half Dome is from Glacier Point, and no better time to do it than during Sunrise/Sunset.   Only 100 meters from the parking lot, the area is well […]

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Taft Point Yosemite
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Taft Point, Sentinel Dome (2 Short Great Yosemite Hikes)

One of the easiest hike and best view of Yosemite is Taft Point and Sentinel Dome.  Each are 2 miles round trip, 1-2 hours each to complete, with parking lot right off Glacier Point road.  Kids as young as 5 years old and senior in their early 70’s should be able to do these hikes.    Of course you can just […]

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Mariposa Grove (Some of the World’s Largest Trees)
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Mariposa Grove (Some of the World’s Largest Trees)

After we arrived to Yosemite and got our lodging, we decided to spend the afternoon hiking the trails around Mariposa Grove, which offers view of the giant Sequoia trees and one of the world’s largest trees, the Grizzly Giant.  Mariposa Grove is right next to the park’s South Entrance (near Highway 41 to Fresno; 36 miles south of Yosemite Valley […]

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