World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Ritter Island Waterfalls

The Ritter Island Waterfalls were our excuse to experience the scenery of Ritter Island, which had its own collection of waterfalls as well as some history.

“Feel It All Around” (Southern Idaho, Oregon, and Northern California – April 1, 2021 to April 11, 2021)

Indeed, it really seemed like the Dream of the 90s that so endeared a lot of people to the city of Portland looked like it was dead as we drove through the downtown area…

“Risks and Consequences” (Santa Paula Canyon Falls – March 5, 2021)

But just as Mom and I were about to turn and walk downstream, Dad suddenly took a spill and fell belly-first next to the ground that we had stood on…

“Devious Intentions” (Etiwanda Falls – February 27, 2021)

The cop was still there issuing citations. I took the opportunity to ask him where the nearest legal parking spaces were. At first, he gave me a smug answer…

Sony SEL24105G Review: The Best Flexible Zoom Lens?

In this Sony SEL24105G Review, I detail my experiences with this midzoom lens. Given the amount of praise heaped on this lens, does it live up to the hype?

Sony SEL24240 Review: The Best Full Frame Travel Lens?

In this Sony SEL24240 Review, I detail why I bought this superzoom lens along with my experiences using it. So how capable is this lens? Read on to find out

Super Last-Minute Carmel and Big Sur with Local Hikes Pre-Valentines Weekend Itinerary – February 5, 2021 to February 8, 2021

This Carmel and Big Sur Coast Weekend Itinerary was another couples-retreat kind of a trip, but it was booked at the very last-minute.

Andrew Molera Falls

Andrew Molera Falls was a hidden waterfall in Big Sur nearly reclaimed by Mother Nature as I needed a lot of route-finding persistence to finally find it.

Garland Ranch Falls

Garland Ranch Falls was an ephemeral waterfall in the popular Garland Ranch Regional Park within Carmel Valley inland from the dramatic coast of Big Sur…

“Tying Up Loose Ends” (Carmel and Big Sur – February 5, 2021 to February 8, 2021)

So I made sure that each of my steps were sure and steady even though my face, legs, and arms were being whipped and scratched by the twigs of the fallen trees as I was scrambling…

Santa Paula Canyon Falls (Santa Paula Canyon Punch Bowls)

Santa Paula Canyon Falls are better known as the Santa Paula Punch Bowls Trail because it features several water slides, swimming holes, and waterfalls.

Osprey Ozone 46 Review: Can This Travel Pack Go Hiking?

This Osprey Manta 46 Review looks at how well this predecessor to the wildly popular Osprey Farpoint 40 performs for both travel as well as for day hiking.

Osprey Manta 34 Review: The Perfect Outdoor Day Pack?

In this Osprey Manta 34 Review, we look in-depth at how well it performs as a day hiking backpack given our experiences chasing waterfalls around the world.

The Grotto Falls

The Circle X Ranch Grotto Falls is really a series of small waterfalls concealed by confined volcanic boulders, which give rise to the namesake ‘Grotto’.

“Whimpering Dogs” (Circle X Ranch and The Grotto Falls – January 30, 2021)

…we did notice another party with dogs that were also whimpering. There was something about this place that dogs didn’t seem to like apparently…

What Is The Best Travel Hiking (and Camera) Backpack?

What Is The Best Travel Hiking and Camera Backpack? I’ve looked for such a pack ever since our waterfall chasing went global, and here’s what I’ve found.

How I Use My Osprey Manta 34 As A Travel & Hiking Backpack

The Osprey Manta 34 backpack is meant for day hiking, but I’ve also chased waterfalls around the world with it. This is how I’ve also used it as a travel pack.

“Sin Mascara” (Bonita Falls – January 18, 2021)

Sure enough when we finally got to the familiar entrance for the Eaton Canyon Falls, we saw that the gate to its large parking lot was indeed closed…

6 Steps You Can Take To Avoid Problems Booking Your Stay

We’ve stayed at many accommodations and made many mistakes in our years of traveling. So we came up with 6 steps to ensure a good experience booking your stay.

7 Reasons To Shop At REI Instead Of Amazon For Outdoor Gear

Amazon may be killing brick-and-mortar stores around the world, but here are 7 reasons why shopping for outdoor gear at REI yields a better experience.