World of Waterfalls Blog

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This page even displays updates or new postings pertaining to Top 10 Lists, Itineraries, and Trip Reports.

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Top 10 Yosemite Waterfalls

After all the years we’ve visited, re-visited, camped, backpacked, and explored Yosemite National Park, it’s about time that we compile a list of the Top 10 Best Yosemite Waterfalls. Indeed, we’re quite familiar with this treasure of our home state…

Top 10 Japan Waterfalls

Putting together a Top 10 Best Japan Waterfalls List was something I had been meaning to do, especially after making a second visit here back in late 2016. So this challenging task was long overdue…

Top 10 China Waterfalls

It’s not easy to put together a Top 10 Best China Waterfalls List because it’s completely subjective and limited to each person’s experience with the mentioned waterfalls. Indeed, since we only make these lists based on our own personal experiences…

The German Language

One of the things that I learned when Julie and I turned our attention internationally to go waterfalling is that travel is all about building bridges between your own perception of the world and what actually happens in the real world…

California Highlights

Even though this is a waterfalls website, we recognize that there are many highlights in our home state of California (both involving and not involving waterfalls). So we’ve come up with this page to pay homage to some of the highlights that we…

Big Sur Quick Getaway Itinerary – November 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018

This was a quick weekend getaway trip to celebrate Julie’s birthday. Given that we needed some time off from Tahia and from all my troubles with the big website migration as well as the usual day job dramas, Julie and I did this trip alone…

Black Swift Falls (“Ragged Point Waterfall”)

The Black Swift Falls (or “Ragged Point Waterfall” as we tended to refer to it) was an intermittent waterfall on Young Creek that we had an opportunity to visit on our very first trip to Big Sur…

“Collecting Data Points” (Big Sur, California – November 16, 2018 to November 18, 2018)

There were people…rowing just outside in the harbor in plain sight from the restaurant. Then, suddenly, we heard loud booms, which rattled the windows…The waiter said that they were from cannons.

Europe Highlights

Even though this is a waterfalls website, we recognize that there are many highlights in the European countries (both involving and not involving waterfalls). So we’ve come up with this page to pay homage to some of the highlights that we…

Big Tour of Germanic Europe Itinerary – June 13, 2018 to July 27, 2018

This epic trip was one of our more daring trips (which was saying something considering we were traveling independently in mostly developed countries), but it was one in which we had to rely more on our planning as well as rolling with the punches…

Mischbach Waterfall

The Mischbach Waterfall (also can be called Mischbachfall) was kind of a throw-in waterfall for me. This roadside waterfall was easily seen along the L232 during the drive up to the…

Grawa Waterfall

The Grawa Waterfall was an impressively big waterfall, where the Sulzbach Creek tumbled over a height of 100m (though I’ve also seen 180m reported) with a width of 85m spilling into the Stubaital…

Zammer Lochputz Waterfall

The Zammer Lochputz Waterfall was one of the easier gorge experiences of our Summer trip in 2018, which included other gorges like Höllentalklamm, Raggaschlucht, and Leutaschklamm among others…

Stuibenfall

Stuibenfall (or Stuiben Falls) was said to be Tirol’s biggest (and tallest) waterfall where the Horlachbach Creek drops 159m into the Oetztal (Ötztal) Valley between Niederthai and Umhausen…

Kaunertal Waterfalls

The Kaunertal Waterfalls were a series of waterfalls that we saw tumbling down into the Kaunertal Valley on our driving excursion up to the Kaunertal Glacier (actually the Wießseeferner…

Schraubenfall and Kesselfall

The Kesselfall and Schraubenfall were the more accessible waterfalls in the Hintertux Glacier Resort Area at the very head of the Tuxertal Valley. These were the lower two named waterfalls…

Schleierfall

The Schleierfall (I’ve also seen it called the Schleierwasserfall; “Veil Waterfall”) was probably the most impressive of the waterfalls in the Hintertux Resort Area. Sitting where the Weitentalbach…

Cascata Tervela

The Cascate Tervela (or Cascata di Tervela) was kind of an obscure waterfall by the town of Santa Cristina di Val Gardena. With hardly any signage informing visitors of its name nor where to park…

Umbal Waterfalls

The Umbal Waterfalls experience was actually a three-for-one kind of deal for us. While the main waterfall carrying the name Umbalfälle on the Umbalbach (which was also the headwaters of the Isel…

“Self-Inflicted Wounds” (Tyrol, Bavaria, Frankfurt, and Paris – July 16, 2018 to July 27, 2018)

Apparently, there was an issue with the profile of our boarding passes as somehow we were classified as students under age 30. I recalled we had a similar issue back at LAX but it didn’t result in…