Total Escape is DanaMite's California creation. The independent travel source for the golden state and all the glorious back roads. Celebrating 19 years online this year!
Camping & outdoors are my passion. So much so, that I gave up my 3D animation career 2 decades ago to create my own web site on California, exploring the back roads. My lil Nikon Coolpix 950 camera kept me working hard for almost 12 years; Summer 2011 update After unsuccessfully searching for more CF memory while traveling 'on the road', I just gave up on the old skool and bought a new NIKON Coolpix L120 in Susanville (of all places).
The last 2 decades I have been traveling, camping, hiking, off-roading & compiling a visual & informational database featuring mostly rural California. Vacation spots & weekend adventures. Best parks, small towns, lakes, forests, rivers, trails.... a hell-of-a-lotta dirt roads, plus some 4x4 routes. Photos of real places & real content about real California. Yes, you can drive on past the factory outlet malls and casinos.
Next weekend make it all outside!
totalescape.com/gear - California Gear
totalescape.blogspot.com - Well Off the Beaten Path
Thanks to all who have contributed! Many of my flickr contacts listed below have graciously allowed me to post their unique California photos on my awesome travel site, Total Escape. When cruising all the small towns A-Z, you will notice these.
If you have an awesome shot of California and would like to have it featured online with Total Escape - just lemme know via flickr mail.
Photos of totalescape.com (1)
- The Post Ignorance Project 38 photos, 7 members
- Bars & Restaurants all over the world 4,196 photos, 394 members
- Los Padres NF Trail Signs 212 photos, 13 members
- Arnold Rim Trail 276 photos, 12 members
- KINGSBURG CALIFORNIA 402 photos, 9 members
- Nikon Coolpix L120 2,897 photos, 147 members
- Yes on Prop 37: Label GMO 33 photos, 17 members
- Right2Know About GMOs 628 photos, 65 members
- World Food Day, Rally for the Right to Know 92 photos, 3 members
- #OccupyWallStreet 13,962 photos, 658 members
- 4x4 Adventures 5,680 photos, 366 members
- Best of Yosemite 2,487 photos, 361 members
- my wilderness weekend 26 photos, 23 members
- Lakes of the Inland Empire 832 photos, 54 members
- Yosemite Falls 776 photos, 158 members
- Curioso en definitiva 52 photos, 46 members
- Davenport, California 1,065 photos, 172 members
- Bishop Ca 1,085 photos, 109 members
- Kern County Photographers 14,846 photos, 210 members
- Let's Be More Nature! 1,738 photos, 56 members
- San Luis Obispo County Wildflowers 665 photos, 59 members
- Spectacular Landscapes-invited images only :-) 13,947 photos, 7,266 members
- I Love Camping and Hiking! 2,008 photos, 226 members
- Kern County Photographers Wildflower and Nature Chapter 1,066 photos, 40 members
- Earth From the Air 11,754 photos, 1,155 members
- Randsburg: The Living Ghost Town 101 photos, 27 members
- San Francisco 258,682 photos, 15,208 members
- Santa Cruz Mountains 2,662 photos, 200 members
- Nevada 23,554 photos, 812 members
- cafe 38,013 photos, 5,667 members
- The Vanishing Night ( A Light Pollution Group) 6,327 photos, 958 members
- Kern County, CA USA 3,704 photos, 152 members
- Examiner Travel Group 2,803 photos, 195 members
- Getty Images Call for Artists 415,764 photos, 105,983 members
- Eastern Sierra Fall Color 2,480 photos, 243 members
- Hotels 62,533 photos, 5,568 members
- California Sierra Mountain Shots 2,901 photos, 309 members
- Autumn in California 259 photos, 23 members
- Camping around the world 5,591 photos, 639 members
- Kings Canyon National Park 607 photos, 100 members
- Northern California Photography 168,558 photos, 4,995 members
- Death Valley and SW Nevada Flickr Meet-Up Group 0 photos, 14 members
- The Toilet Tent 194 photos, 25 members
- Zion National Park 11,458 photos, 1,553 members
- Subaru 34,323 photos, 3,886 members
- The Hundred Club of Flickr 387,238 photos, 32,246 members
- On the Road - taken from your car window 17,655 photos, 1,370 members
- The Singles Bar - now open 1,264 photos, 1,132 members
- MexicaliBlog 3,905 photos, 228 members
- Single Tree Photos 3,739 photos, 804 members
Apple Crisp says:
"Dana's beautiful photos take us all over the back roads of California and give us just a taste of her extensive explorations. She's got a great eye and a distinctive appreciation of the details that make travel such a rewarding experience. Her photos demonstrate her love of nature and the older, smaller towns that many never see. This is where her heart is and it shows.
If you haven't visited her site, it's time! Total Escape is full of exciting ideas for traveling and exploring California.
Thanks for your wonderful photos, Dana! And we hope to see you on your next trip north!"
September 13th, 2009
- Dana Mite
- December 2006
- Weaverville CA, USA
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- camp diva & web geekett
- Total Escape