Tori Peglar

Tori Peglar

Tori Peglar is Co-Brand and Content Director of National Park Trips Media.

A couple hiking in Channel Islands National Park. Photo courtesy of Ventura County Lodging Association

Channel Islands National Park

Home to eight unique mammal species found only on the islands, including the island fox and deer mouse, you’ll find solitude and beauty at the "American Galapagos."

A classic car show and cruise in Modesto, California. Courtesy photo

Break for Modesto, California

Head west of Yosemite to Modesto where filmmaker George Lucas was born and where the E.&J. Gallo Winery, the largest family winery in the United States, is based.

Cowboy hat and western wheel

Oakdale is Cowboy Country

Turn off the main strip to explore the historic downtown. Start at the Cowboy Museum, then learn about or experience the April rodeo. End the day at the H Bar B.

Sunrise at a vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills near Lompoc

Lompoc's Top 6

Pronounced “Lom-poke,” this scenic valley town offers a ton to see and do year-round including sipping local wine, exploring a mission and strolling on a secluded beach.

Tommy Caldwell hangs from a rope and Kevin Jorgensen relaxes in the tent while climbing Yosemite's Dawn Wall on El Capitan

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Co-director Pete Mortimer shares stories of his documentary The Dawn Wall, which follows one of Yosemite's favorite climbers, Tommy Caldwell, up a sheer face.

Calaveras Big Trees State Park near Yosemite

Jumping for Calaveras

Mark Twain became famous with his story about the frogs of Calaveras County. Here are five reasons why you should stop in this gorgeous corner of California.

Jonathan Fox hiking with his son

Message in a Bottle

Jon Fox of EcoVessel talks about why he launched his water bottle company and how EcoVessel is making a difference in the lives of school-aged children all over the world.