Since Death Valley is known as the hottest place on Earth, most people tend to imagine it covered in sand. However, only about 1% of the valley is made up of sand dunes, while the rest has a wide variety of materials including salt, clay, and plain old dirt. That being said, the sand dunes […]
The hottest place on Earth is Death Valley, right on the border between Nevada and California. Death Valley owns the record for the hottest air temperature ever recorded, a sweltering 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913. That’s not all: there are two days tied for the second hottest temperature on record, one in 2020 […]
Death Valley actually holds two different temperature records. The first is the highest air temperature ever recorded, a blistering 134 degrees Fahrenheit on a hot July day in 1913. The second and third highest air temperatures ever recorded were also in Death Valley, with measurements of 130 degrees coming in August 2020 and July 2021. […]
You can absolutely stop along 17-Mile Drive! In fact, we encourage you to. As the name implies, the drive itself is actually fairly short, although very beautiful. The way to truly enjoy your time on the drive is to stop anywhere that strikes your fancy, whether it’s a beach, a rocky cliff, or even one […]
Silicon Valley, California, is located in the southern part of the Bay Area, just south of San Francisco. Traditionally, Silicon Valley is considered to roughly cover all of Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Alameda Counties. While plenty of tech workers live in San Francisco, the central cities of Silicon Valley are still considered to be […]
Carmel, or Carmel-by-the-Sea as some call it, acts as the northern gateway town to the Big Sur drive. Many people start or end their Big Sur adventures at Carmel, as it’s easy to drive the Big Sur stretch of Highway 1 from there. Action Tour Guide’s Self-Guided Big Sur Tour starts even further north in […]
Winter is coming! And tropical getaways seem so enticing. Mexico & Hawaii are lovely to visit in December but do also check out the Rocky Mountains, a tour of California, Florida, Great Smoky Mountains & the Gettysburg auto tour.