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Snowshoeing to Tuolumne Grove in Yosemite National Park

If you are looking for a truly beautiful spot to visit in the winter and one that is a good intro to snowshoeing, then consider the Tuolumne Grove on the outskirts … [Read More...]

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Bear Valley Cross Country Skiing, Tubing & Snow Biking

With this amazing snow year we've enjoyed, I have been chomping at the bit to get up in the mountains and experience it. I got the chance to do that a few weekends … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Three Winter Weekend Adventures for Bay Area Explorers

When living in the Bay Area it can be easy to forget how close the Sierra Nevada mountains are and how many awesome opportunities they hold. I know that in San Francisco I love driving the coast, exploring the rich culinary scene and wandering Muir Woods, but I also like getting out of the area […]

Batiquitos Lagoon Trail: Easy, Beautiful Hiking in Carlsbad

If you are looking for a nice escape right in the heart of the Carlsbad, then look no further then Batiquitos Lagoon. Even though this lagoon butts up to the 5 Freeway, it still provides a decent amount of relaxation and beauty in the middle of the urban jungle. It is a great family friendly hike […]

Pie Dog in Fullerton: Home of the Hot Cheetos Burger

From the moment I saw this glorious mac and cheese / hot cheetos burger online I knew it was something I had to try. Luckily it was at a spot called Pie Dog that was located in Fullerton, just 45 minutes from me, so one week later I was sitting down in their restaurant with […]

Komodo Cafe: Asian Fusion Restaurant in Los Angeles

As one of the most popular food trucks in LA history, Komodo graduated to a brick and mortar store about a year back. This gave them a space where they could continue to perfect their ridiculously good tacos and expand their already rabid fan base. I got a chance to check it out a few […]

Fort Tejon State Park in Southern California’s Grapevine

At the very end of the long drive known as the Grapevine sits a beautiful old historic state park called Fort Tejon. It is often overlooked by people as it is usually at the end or beginning of your road trip, but it is a historic spot with lots of things to see. Stopping here doesn’t take […]

Cold Spring Tavern in the Mountains Above Santa Barbara

Cold Spring Tavern is one of those historic and beautiful places that has an amazing atmosphere, great food and a fantastic location to add to it. From the moment you walk into the quiet little log cabin and see the fire roaring you will wish you had more time to just sit and listen to […]

Underbelly: Ramen & Pork Belly Buns in North Park

On my search for the best ramen I found my way to the incredibly popular San Diego upstart known as Underbelly. This restaurant in North Park features massive stone communal tables with fire down the center and a menu ranging from ramen and pork belly buns to kimchi pickles and shucked oysters. Here is all the information: […]

California’s 35 Must See Natural Wonders

As the third largest state by land in the country, California is sure to have a vast collection of beautiful natural things to see. When I started traveling though I was blown away by how much there truly was to explore. I could create a list of 100 things for you to see with no problems but […]

Caffe Calabria: Coffee, Pizza, Drinks & Dessert in North Park

As one of North Park’s first modern spots, Caffe Calabria is a personal favorite in the area for me. They are a true jack of all trades with a full coffee bar, spirits bar, pizza oven and coffee roasting set up. Reading this you may think that one store couldn’t pull of that many unique […]

Urban Solace: Bluegrass Brunch & Fantastic Food

If you do any research on where to eat in North Park, San Diego then you will surely stumble upon Urban Solace. This is for good reason as Urban Solace is completely fantastic whenever you go. For me though the full experience of this French inspired eatery is had when you attend their weekly Bluegrass […]

Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream: Flights of Ice Cream in North Park

I am a sucker for things I have not seen / experienced before, so when I heard about a place that does ice cream flights (small individual ice cream samples in waffle cones) I was chomping at the bit to give it a try. Sure, you could just try different flavors as a sample, but […]

A Weekend Guide to Eating & Exploring North Park, San Diego

North Park, located northeast of Balboa Park, is one of San Diego’s best up and coming neighborhoods. Some say it has a hipster vibe, but I prefer to think of it as just a fantastic spot with an eclectic array of experiences to be had. I got a chance to spend a weekend in the […]

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