I’M QUINCY KOETZ

An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Bay Area Backyard Hikes: Hayward Shoreline Trails

Easy spot for hiking and birding on the shore of Hayward. There are several hundred parks, open spaces and protected lands in the Bay Area and nearly all of them are ripe for adventure. Though I love traveling around the country, I’ve found that there’s enough variability in environments around the San Francisco Bay that...

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Eight Takeaways We Learned from Wine Tours in Sonoma Valley

Beautiful view at Benziger Winery Being Californians, we always felt like our appreciation and understanding of wine was grossly limited. Sure, we know the general differences between varietals and a little bit about wine growing regions. However, when it comes to the finer art of wine tasting and appreciation, we felt like it was quite...

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Hiking Long Ridge at Purisima Creek Redwoods Park

Adventures close to home I think one of the greatest blessings about living in the Bay Area is the proximity to numerous open spaces and wilderness areas. Its almost jarring how densely populated the Peninsula and Silicon Valley give way to vast stretches of rural, undeveloped land the closer you get to the shore. In...

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