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Where in the world am I? And the winner is…

Where in the world am I?For this week’s Where in the world am I? travel photo, I took a day to get away. In my Elmer Fudd guide on how to balance life, one of the important things we must do is take time to enjoy the things around us. So recently, I took a trip away from the city, heat, and sun to a place a world away.

This week’s where in the world am I? Enshrouded in fog yet the landscape was so beautiful. Rising above the fog, the sun peaked over the mountains to welcome the arriving day. Lush green forests surrounded me with trickling streams. Just on the edge of the forest, I could hear the slow rumble of the ocean. Yet this day I was accompanied by giants who hardly made a sound. Tucked away in a secluded forest, most places were quiet. Yet thousands of people come to visit every day. Areas just like this, but a bit further away, have been known to be the home of furry, fuzzy creatures as well. Where in the world am I?

What is “where is the world am I?” all about?

Reading travel blogs and getting travel information is great! I love doing it and learn about some great new places every day. However, for those that don’t have time to read a lot of travel blogs, this is a great way to share about where you are visiting, where you have recently been, or where you are going and a fact about that place. This way, people have a way of learning about new places and destinations and interesting information about that place.

Are these clues not enough? Follow along on Facebook and Twitter to get more hints on Wednesday and Thursday!

  • Leave your guess on the blog only (no Facebook or Twitter guesses allowed) by Thursday, September 8 11:59 PM EST
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  • One guess per hint (with each hint, you can leave a new guess)
  • Winners will be announced on Friday with a brief profile of the winner on this post, shout outs on Twitter and Facebook, and a link to a recent post on Facebook!
  • Even if you don’t write about travel at all, join in the fun and tell us what you love about travel!

Congratulations to Liz Froment who correctly idenitified this week’s “Where in the world am I?” photo as the Mount Tampalpais State Park in Mill Valley, California..

Congrats to Liz and Michael Figueiredo for answering correctly this week!

Mount Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley, California Mount Tamapais State Park is a beautiful area just north of San Francisco. Situated in the San Francisco redwoods, this area is also home to Muir Woods National Monument. Mount Tamalpais has miles of trails through the redwoods even leading to one of the beautiful beaches in the area, Stinson beach. My hike on this day consisted of an 8 mile loop from Pantoll Ranger Station through the Steep Ravine trail and Dipsea trail down to Stinson beach and back to the ranger station via the Matt Davis trail. There was over 1600 feet in elevation change, most of it drastic bringing dramatic views of redwoods, fog, and beaches. On clear days, these trails offer sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, San Francisco, and the coastline making the Mount Tamalpais area one of the best for hiking.

Liz Froment(@LFroment) is a reformed corporate accountant and is a grant manager by day and travel blogger by night as she runs her travel site Two Weeks To Travel. Liz is a freelance travel writer born in Boston but who now makes her home in Providence, RI. Her passion for travel started with her semester abroad in college. Now she works full time and wants to reach out to those who only have their vacation to be able to travel. Liz aspires to help people make the most of that time and explore the world with whatever time people have. She seeks to share her own travel experiences and thoughts, as well as provide tips, destinations and ideas to encourage those who love to travel but don’t have much time. Just because many of us don’t get more than two weeks vacation, doesn’t mean we can’t come up with exciting ways to use it! Check out Liz’s blog, follow her on Twitter, and check out her Facebook page as well!.

Congrats to Liz and thanks to all who played this week!

Start your own “Where in the world am I?” series on your blog and let’s share our photos and facts about places! Feel free to share your “where in the world am I?” posts each week on this blog to participate. And share on Twitter with the hashtag #whereinworld every Wednesday!

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  1. Olympic Peninsula in Washington State?

  2. My guess is Mount Tamalpais State Park. Fantastic picture by the way!

  3. I’m not sure where you are exactly but are you somewhere with the giant sequoias?

  4. Jade says:

    Is it Big Sur? or Yellowstone?

  5. Redwood National and State Parks in Northern California?

  6. Lisa says:

    The giants must be the trees – maybe redwoods? So my best guess is Redwood National Park since it’s California and you only took a day to get out of the city.

  7. Hmmmm, Sequoia National Forest?

  8. <3! Maybe in one of the giant redwood forests in Cali? I'll have to wait for your clues to figure this one out :)

  9. Yosemite National Park

  10. Jordan says:

    I have no idea, but wherever it is, its gorgeous.

  11. Was I not specific enough? How about: Mount Tamalpais State Park and Muir Woods National Monument?

  12. Congrats to Liz and Michael for answering correctly this week! A couple of you were really close but I was looking for a specific location. Even though the hints were a bit scarce this week, this exact photo was on the Facebook fan page telling you where it was! :)

  13. Thanks Jeremy! And a great set of pictures of both this place and the Muir woods!

  14. Whoo-hoo! It is so beautiful up there. We don’t have vegetation like that in SoCal. I actually lived in Novato when I was really young (age 4 to 7).

  15. Wow. What a gorgeous photo. I’m relaxed just looking at it. I’m glad you made it to the Redwoods!

  16. Mary says:

    This is a great picture! I like how the greenery is so clear, and in the near distance there is a fog that sweeps over the trees. This does sound like an amazing place to hike!

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