The Avenue of Giants: Home to the Mystical Redwoods

The Avenue of Giants is a 31 mile stretch of highway, winding up the precipitous mountainside, cutting through some of the largest Redwoods in the world. It was difficult for me to wrap my mind around how impressive these trees truly were. Many questions came to mind while exploring this forest, but one of the…

Fascinating Facts About the Parisian Catacombs

When I visited the Catacombs beneath Paris in the summer of 2016, I wondered why they chose to store human remains in such a perplexing manner. After a little bit of research, I discovered quite a bit about the ossuaries snaking beneath Paris. Humans have lived on Parisian soil since 8000 BC. Throughout the centuries…

Feather Falls: Sixth Largest Waterfall and Home of Lady Bug Migrations

When I hiked Feather Falls, I wondered how tall the fall actually was and how it ranked in comparison to the tallest waterfalls in the Continental United States. It turns out that Feather Falls is 410 feet tall and the sixth tallest waterfall in the Continental United States. Although there is some controversy regarding the…