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Best Donut Shops in Southern California

I have had this post in my drafts for literally a year, I just love donuts too much, it is like trying to pick a favorite child. That is why this post has as many … [Read More...]

Featured Trip

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Amboy Crater: Hiking Through a Lava Field to a Volcano

I am a huge fan of both Route 66 and hiking, so when I heard about a unique hike on Route 66 I knew I had to get out there. Located literally in the middle of … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

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Parliament Chocolate: Bean to Bar Shop in Redlands

Parliament Chocolate is a small, new chocolate shop that just opened a couple of months ago in Redlands. Currently this quaint little shop is only selling its chocolates on Saturdays and Sundays but it is hoping to expand to Fridays as well. Since every chocolate is hand crafted, you really need to get there close […]

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Bogart Park: Camping, Fishing & Hiking in Cherry Valley

This little park in the North end of Cherry Valley is a great example of the county parks many people do not even know exist. It has camping, hiking, fishing and even ample picnic ground,but I had never even heard of it. I set out to explore it in my attempt to uncover the awesome […]

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Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Spots to See at the Resting Place of the Stars

Located right off Hollywood Blvd, two minutes from the 101 freeway, this cemetery is a favorite resting place for the rich and famous and a treasured park for everyone else. During the summer you can watch movies in its grass areas, and during the winter you can stroll the gardens for an escape from the […]

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Avocado Festival in Carpenteria

On the way home from a weekend in Santa Barbara we saw that the annual Carpenteria Avocado festival was happening. Since we didn’t have a time we needed to be home we figured we might as well check it out. I know this post is super late to review this event but hopefully it will […]


The Fremont Diner in Sonoma: Great Food & a Unique Location

This post is a guest post from Nate Ok, Ill admit it. As we pulled into the dirt parking lot, I immediately wrote off The Fremont Cafe. From the street, it didn’t have a lot going for it.  It was off the beaten path, the building looked delapidated,  and the parking was half dirt and […]

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Burgers and Brew in Chico

Downtown Chico is a fun college town with a lot of hip eateries as well as shopping and of course Sierra Nevada Brewery. On a recent drive through the area I got to stop at Burgers and Brews and it was so good I needed to write a post on it to tell others. Details […]

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Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park San Diego

As a very unique piece of Southern California history, the Spreckels Organ has been in use in San Diego for almost 100 years. It is a large outdoor auditorium where you can listen to beautiful organ music during its weekly summer concert or simply admire the sheer size of one of the worlds largest outdoor […]

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LA Marathon 2014 Review: Race & Expo from a First Time Runner

About 5 months ago I bit off a challenge to run the LA Marathon for charity. I am by no means a runner, my first training run a short 5 months ago was 2 miles at 16 minute miles, after which I proceeded to lay in the grass and recover. I have moved to about […]

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Paramount Ranch: Old Movie Town in Agoura Hills

Tucked in the same hills of Malibu that houses the magical Old Place Restaurant and the massive Hindu Temple, is a unique cowboy town that was literally created for the moves. The Paramount Ranch is a free park that you can pull up to and explore, when they are not filming of course, and that has […]

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Old Place Restaurant: Amazing Cinnamon Rolls in Agoura Hills

I love breakfast food. I could literally eat it for every meal of the day. From donuts to cereal to eggs and bacon, it is all good. So when I get a tip that there is a good breakfast place, I have to check it out. Even if the aforementioned place is hidden in the […]


Los Pinos Summit and the Story of the Sexy Bikini Panda

By now, if you read my blog, you know that I love hiking and exploring, but I am not someone who is motivated by taking down peaks as much as I am motivated by finding something unique to experience on my hike. So this post is about the hike to Los Pinos and Second Summit […]

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Ritual Brewing Company

In a small corner of the Inland Empire, near an old amusement park with a constant identity problem, is a commercial area that is home to Ritual Brewing Company. Much like its more famous Redlands brother, Hanger 24, Ritual has come onto the scene strong, quickly making a name for itself and producing some of […]

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