April 23, 2018 How to Get to Muir Woods from San Francisco

The easiest ways to get to Muir Woods from San Francisco.   People come from all over the world to view the ancient coastal redwoods of Muir Woods. Some of these giant trees are over 2,000 years old and stand at over 300 feet tall! However, with over 19 million people visiting the Golden Gate…
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November 17, 2017 National Parks Fee Increases – What it means for you, for us, and for the NPS

The National Park Service recently proposed fee increases during peak-season in the 17 most visited national parks. These national parks fee increases are intended to improve infrastructure within the park to manage higher visitor numbers by renovating roads, bridges, campgrounds, and other visitor services. National park visitation has been on the rise, with 2016 seeing…
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October 10, 2017 FIRES in Napa & Sonoma Wine Country

Wine Country Fires Fires continue to burn for a second day in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, and Napa County. Despite tremendous efforts from our local and state fire departments, high winds and limited resources have led to devastating damage of homes, businesses, and vineyards. Governor Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency. Smoke and…
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August 23, 2017 Best of the Sierras: Yosemite, Mammoth Lakes & Lake Tahoe

“Of all the mountain ranges I have climbed, I like the Sierra Nevada the best.” – John Muir If the mountain man himself, John Muir, could come to such a bold conclusion about the Sierras, you KNOW it must be true! The Sierra Nevada Mountain range is a naturalist’s definition of perfection. Year after year, our…
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August 15, 2017 American River’s Treasure: Whitewater Rafting

Imagine it’s 1848. You’re a lumber man, just tending to the day’s ordinary tasks. You’ve got your head down, unassumingly observing the course of the American River’s stream. Suddenly, a flash of light catches your eye. Something in the water is shiny and strangely out-of-place. You pick it up, examine the nugget in your hands and lo-and-behold,…
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June 22, 2017 FAQ: Fueled by Biofuels? Really?!?

Fueling the tour vehicle with biofuel

Incredible Adventures proudly proclaim ourselves as San Francisco’s Greenest Tour Provider. Our office operates as a San Francisco Green Business. On the road, our vehicles predominantly run on biofuel – a renewable alternative to petroleum. Recently, a fellow environmentalist called us out on Facebook with a picture comment on our page of our guide filling up at a…
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May 29, 2017 Camping Video: Find Yourself in Yosemite National Park

School’s out, the snow is (mostly) gone, and we’re stoked for Camping season in California once again! Check out this sweet camping video that highlights the best of our 3-day Tour in Yosemite National Park. Camping Video There are parts of the park that many people never see because of time and transportation limitations. It’s…
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May 29, 2017 Incredible Adventures Volunteers 2017

When it comes to being San Francisco’s greenest tour provider, Incredible Adventures does more than just talk the talk. We try to minimize our carbon footprint on our daily tours to Yosemite, Muir Woods and Wine Country. On the road, we fuel our vehicles with petroleum alternatives. We are a recognized SF Green Business for the steps…
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February 16, 2017 Smith System Safety Certified Drivers

Safety has always been first and foremost at Incredible Adventures. We believe that every trip can be fun and enlightening without ever sacrificing our passenger’s or driver’s well-being. That’s why in March 2016, our Operations Team implemented the Smith System – a globally accredited professional driver training course that adds value to a driver’s current habits….
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January 31, 2017 New Tours 2017: Tahoe Winter Adventure

As Bay Area ski resorts are reporting snowfall by the foot instead of inches, we’re excited to announce that….  We’re going to Tahoe! San Francisco’s greenest outdoor travel company introduces a 4-day weekend getaway to Lake Tahoe in biofueled mini-coaches this winter. Incredible Adventures, mainly known for their small-group day and overnight trips to Yosemite…
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December 22, 2016 Best Tour to Yosemite from SF by TravelMag.com

Incredible Adventure’s 3-day Camping Escape in Yosemite National Park was recently featured on TravelMag.com’s website as one of best tours to Yosemite from San Francisco. While we also provide one and two-day options year round, one of our favorite trips to run from May-October is this 3-day experience! They say 80% visitors to Yosemite National…
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December 20, 2016 Our 2017 New Year Resolutions

Can we all agree that 2016 was a crazy, whirlwind of a year?   The news was filled with Zika Virus, Brexit, Cuba, Syria, hurricanes to our east, and earthquakes to our west. We lost Bowie, Prince, Gene Wilder, Harambe, and many more. Pokemon-Go had a nostalgic generation walking (and catching ’em all) for weeks!…
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December 15, 2016 Happy Holidays from Incredible Adventures!

  Oh, what fun it is to ride in a 13-passenger van on an Adventure to either Yosemite or Wine Country! Whatever and wherever you’re celebrating the holidays this year, we hope you are surrounded by loved ones, laughter, and peace. Thanks to all of our partners and guests that have joined us on our…
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December 12, 2016 11 Winter Activities in Yosemite National Park

Winter in Yosemite can be a chilly, peaceful escape from San Francisco. Sometimes the waterfalls and lakes freeze up, the trees glisten covered in fresh, white snow and a gorgeous, tundra-like wonderland is revealed. Without the rush of the Summer crowd, you’ll find yourself experiencing the beauty and solitude of a special side of the…
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November 23, 2016 Feeling Incredibly Grapeful this Thanksgiving

Here at Incredible Adventures, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Tis the season to express gratitude! Here’s what our staff had to say: Brian, President: I am thankful for my son, Chasin, whose teacher, that sees himself as strict, finds him hard to discipline because he is so genuinely happy and…
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October 13, 2016 Video Footage: An Incredible Day in Wine Country

How might heavy rain after the drought effect wine country's grapes?

Preview what it’s like to experience our tour of Napa and Sonoma from our passenger’s perspective! We sent out Mari Johnson, a California native, as a tourist in her own city. Whether you’re traveling from across the world or across the Bay, a day spent in Wine Country is always a treat! Check out the…
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July 4, 2016 What we do for America!

Here at Incredible, we are proud of many things. We’re proud of this country that we feel privileged to show off to travelers everyday. We’re proud of the technology and innovation that has led our team to run eco-friendly tours with a petroleum-free alternative. We’re proud of our small, local and sustainable business that gives…
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June 13, 2016 Six Years of Certified Excellence – TripAdvisor Awards Incredible Adventures with Certificate of Excellence 2016

Incredible Adventures, San Francisco’s Greenest Tour Company, has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, Incredible Adventures has been recognized for all six years of this award program! The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor throughout the year. Other recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the…
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May 23, 2016 Guide to Incredible Guiding

So you want to be an Incredible Guide – Or at least know what it takes to become one? Well, it’s a rigorous process. Only the strong may survive. But if you can pitch a tent, start a campfire, cook up some gourmet and delicious meals, drive a 20-passenger vehicle, know bits of history, geology,…
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March 23, 2016 The Current State of Biofuels

Things are changing in California. Even though our state is considered to be one of the most eco-conscious and our city is at the forefront of technology, there are still obstacles to overcome. A core value of ours was complicated recently when a regulation passed that prohibits the sale of B99 biofuels – our alternative solution to petroleum for more than a decade.  While…
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March 14, 2016 CoolCA Small Business Climate Leaders

On Wednesday, March 3, California Air Resources Board (CARB), a division of the state’s Environmental Protection Agency, presented San Francisco’s greenest tour provider, Incredible Adventures, with a CoolCalifornia Small Business Climate Leader award! CoolCalifornia’s Small Business program acknowledges steps a company takes to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize its environmental impact. To qualify for this award, a…
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February 29, 2016 How to spend an extra day: Leap Year

For the last three years, you’ve done so much in just 365 days. In the next three years, you’ll  accomplish even more! But thanks to a Leap Year, we have 366. Let’s treat this bonus day of the year as such; Extra time that isn’t necessarily allocated for anything in particular. Wondering what to do…
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February 19, 2016 Hands on Tam: IA Volunteers in Muir Woods

They say ‘many hands make for light work’. So when Hands on Tam mobilized more than 200 volunteers, the seemingly impossible task of maintaining a world renowned forest became feasible and fun! As a park that welcomes a daily average of 6,000 visitors, Muir Woods National Monument works hard to protect its wildlife, fight erosion…
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December 4, 2015 CSR’s View: Hop-On-Hop-Off SF City Tour

If you want to see the most of San Francisco most efficiently, your best bet would be the Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tours. These double-decker open-top buses allow you to explore each neighborhood at your leisure while a local guide points out the city’s major attractions. Since Incredible Adventures sells these tickets, we want our staff to know everything…
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November 17, 2015 End-of-Season Campout 2015

Recently, our guides and staff put our operations on hold and reported to the great outdoors! In honor of an Incredible Summer season, we celebrated a job well done the best way we know how – with a good ol’ fashioned campout.  It has been our busiest year to date. Our operations increased by more than 30%! Leading…
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October 12, 2015 Lunchtime in Sonoma Town Square

Your day to Muir Woods and Sonoma Valley is incredibly eventful already. You’re going to stare in awe at the height of the giant Redwoods. You’re going to drink some of the best wine that California has to offer with some of the most picturesque acres of vineyards as your backdrop. Could you imagine your day…
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September 18, 2015 $125 to Celebrate Yosemite’s 125th!

pay $125 for your Yosemite day tour now through October 1st!

Can you believe Yosemite National Park is 125 years old this year? It’s true! October 1 marks the anniversary of Congress’ act that officially protects Yosemite’s natural wonders. Consider 10,000 years of Native American occupancy, 40 or so years of settling pioneers looking for gold and the conflicts that arose over their coexistence. Add in the early onset of tourists,…
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August 28, 2015 Reverb

  When you’re a musician, months at a time are spent on the road. Performing in cities across the country, artists run into all sorts of people with different cultures and values. Whereas a city like San Francisco has access to all sorts of eco-friendly options, it would be much harder to come by in the…
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August 11, 2015 Happy 99th, National Park Service!

A bit of history for ya: In 1882, Yellowstone was signed into law as protected land. As some years went by, other monuments and natural/historic areas were recognized, but the management of these properties was assigned to multiple agencies from the War Department to the Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture. In 1915, to…
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May 25, 2015 Biodiesel: By All Means

National Biodiesel Board recently featured our company on America’s Advanced Biofuel website. We were selected as one of eight stories to highlight Biodiesel in Action from coast-to-coast. Check out their video interview here! It was the middle of the night when our owner, Jolie Ginsburg, woke up with a harsh realization: Our petroleum tours to the…
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April 22, 2015 Earth Day 2015

Here at Incredible Adventures, we treat every day like Earth Day. Not only do our employees take it upon themselves to minimize their individual impact, but being green has been fundamental to our success as a company for more than 20 years! In the office with our recyclable “hippie paper” or on the road with…
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January 28, 2015 January: Month of the IA Birthday

Happy Birthday to SO MANY of our awesome staff members this month! It’s not all Yosemite and Wine tours around here all the time, we DO take some time out to enjoy the amazing team we have here at Incredible Adventures. It seems like half our staff have celebrated birthdays in January, and we’ve been…
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December 24, 2014 Happy Holidays from Incredible Adventures!

Wherever you are and however you celebrate, we wish you the very best this winter season and beyond! This has been a big year for us at Incredible Adventures, and we’ve done a lot of growing and changing (with a new office, new partners, and a whole lot more tours)! We thank you for your…
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November 13, 2014 FAQ: Winter in Yosemite

Q) Do you go to Yosemite year-round? A) Incredible Adventures travels to Yosemite EVERY DAY. Many tour companies around here shut down their Yosemite operations during the snowy winter months, but we’re one of the few that stay operational year ’round! With the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years’ Day (the only 3 days we…
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November 6, 2014 Winter with IA

Despite the freakishly warm weather in San Francisco, our summer season at Incredible Adventures is officially at a close! We welcome the shoulder season, as we ease into winter both here in San Francisco, and out on the road in Yosemite National Park and in Wine Country. Our Yosemite 1-Day , Muir Woods and Wine, and Napa & Sonoma Wine…
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September 22, 2014 People Don’t Care About Climate Change? Think Again.

Climate change is real, and people ARE paying attention. Tomorrow, over a hundred world leaders in many fields (including President Barack Obama) are gathering for a Climate Summit at the UN headquarters in New York to begin work on a global agreement to address climate change. The Climate Summit’s website says “The Climate Summit will be about action…
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September 16, 2014 Sustainable Travel: Donating Camping Gear

Sleeping bags to be donated to people in need in San Francisco

Being sustainable in this industry is difficult; there’s a lot of waste inherent in travel. One of the major issues we face as a green business is what to do with all of our lightly used (and sometimes more than lightly used) gear. Providing camping trips in Yosemite (and adventurous experiences all over the United States) results…
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September 9, 2014 UPDATE: Yosemite Meadow Fire

Yosemite Fire Map

News broke Sunday, September 7th about a fire sweeping through Yosemite National Park (now being called the Yosemite Meadow Fire). Though there are many wildfires every year, this one got quite a bit of coverage by the media because nearly 100 people needed to be airlifted off of Half Dome and the surrounding Little Yosemite Valley area…
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September 4, 2014 I Heart Wine: Drinking for Health

A glass of red wine in hand is always great

Bad news for couch-potato drinkers. A new study called “In Vino Veritas” was presented on September 2, 2014 at the ESC Congress by Prof Milos Taborsky of the Czech Republic. This study showed that though wine DOES protect against cardiovascular disease, it only works if you exercise. The theory of heart-healthy wine consumption has been…
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August 27, 2014 Napa Valley EARTHQUAKE: Shaken, not Stirred

Earthquake strikes Napa Valley

At 3:20am Pacific time on August 24th, a 6.0 earthquake rumbled its way through northern California, centered almost right on top of famed wine region Napa Valley. While earthquakes are fairly common in this part of the country, this Napa earthquake was the largest of its kind in 25 years in our area. At Incredible…
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August 14, 2014 FAQ: Biodiesel Fuel Surcharge on Yosemite Tours

Fueling the tour vehicle with biofuel

Q. WHAT’S YOUR “FUEL SURCHARGE” ALL ABOUT? WHY DO YOU CHARGE IT? A. Incredible Adventures uses a petroleum-free biofuel fuel. This this isn’t yet common in the industry and isn’t directly influenced by gas prices, but we’re still at the effect of market prices for our fuel, and sometimes even subject to limited supply. The…
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July 22, 2014 Did You Know? Galen Clark Was First Guardian of The Yosemite Grant

Looking over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View

Galen Clark was the first designated Guardian of Yosemite. After visiting in 1855 as part of a tourist party (which he joined for health reasons after a diagnosis of tuberculosis), he became inspired by the Giant Sequoia trees in what’s now well-known as Mariposa Grove, and spent his next 50 years studying and protecting the…
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July 14, 2014 Let’s Talk About Greenwashing

GREEN. You’ve seen it in the news, in advertisements, on the television, and in your local stores. With the mainstream media *finally* recognizing the devastating effects of global warming and conscious consumers demanding change, being green is “cool” these days and everyone’s jumping on-board. Corporate “greenwashing” is rampant. You may see the words  “Sustainable”, “Eco-Conscious”,…
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July 7, 2014 Incredible Adventures is a 2014 Award of Excellence WINNER!

First off, we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to all our Adventurers out there; we couldn’t have done this without you! We’re honored and humbled to receive such high praise from our travelers. Incredible Adventures has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for the fourth consecutive year! This prestigious award, which honors outstanding…
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