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Earth Day Volunteer Day in Angeles National Forest with Coca-Cola & the Forest Service

In celebration of Earth Day, the US Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, and the Coca-Cola Company organized a two-day event to spotlight and continue the … [Read More...]

Featured Trip

Sabroso Taco, Beer & Music Festival: The Offspring, Sum 41, Lucha Libre & Competitive Eating

When I first heard about this festival, which combines music and tacos I knew it was going to be something I needed to attend. Add to that the fact that the music … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Desert X Art Show in the Coachella Valley: Finding the Mirror House and 11 Other Exhibits

Desert X is one of those expansive art events that is worthy of the journey it takes to visit all of its unique pieces. This show, if you can call it that, is spaced out all over the Coachella Valley and it features art that you can both see and interact with in new and unique […]

Carrizo Plain National Monument: Soda Lake, Finding Wildflowers & Exploring the Park

Carrizo Plain National Monument is a beautiful range of mountains and valleys in Central California that has been relatively untouched over the years, helping it to maintain a glimpse of what California used to look like. The sprawling green hills, which are covered in wildflowers during the spring, give way to a lush lowland with everything […]

Port of Los Angeles Attractions: Restaurants, Lighthouses, Harbor Tours & Aquariums

Comprised of over 43 miles of waterfront, across the harbor from Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles is one of the countries busiest ports. While most of it is not really accessible to the public, they are working to make the area a destination that people will want to come down and explore. I […]

Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro

Right on the water in the Port of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Aquarium is a great spot for the whole family to explore. Of course, young children will probably like it the most, but I found it to be a great aquarium as an adult as well. There was a lot to see in the […]

LA Waterfront Harbor Tour: Shipping Containers, Vincent Thomas Bridge & Angels Gate Lighthouse

The Port of Los Angeles is over a century old, and one of the most important shipping ports in Southern California. Most people just know it as the spot in Long Beach that they never go to, but that is a mistake as the area is fun to experience and explore. The best way to […]

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Hiking, Camping, Rock Formations & Wildflowers

Red Rock Canyon State Park in Southern California is one of the most beautiful and overlooked state parks in the system. When you try to find out information online about it, you will not see much; but when you show up and see the massive red rock formations, that are unlike any others in California, […]

Botanical Gardens Building in Balboa Park, San Diego

The Balboa Park area in San Diego is one of the best family friendly adventures you can have in the area. While it can be expensive if you are visiting all of the museums, you can explore places like the great botanical building entirely for free. Here is all the information on this beautiful building […]

St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego: Largest Parade West of the Mississippi

Hosted by the Irish Congress of Southern California, the annual St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego is the largest parade West of the Mississippi and is a great family friendly event. This parade just celebrated its 37th year and it gathers the entire community together for a chance to be Irish for the day. I […]

Bottega Americano: High Quality Brunch in Downtown San Diego

Located in the heart of San Diego, only a stone’s throw away from Gaslamp, Bottega Americano is a modern bistro with a large inviting dining area and a fantastic menu. For me, brunch is where it’s at here though, and luckily they have it on both Saturday and Sunday. Here are all the details so […]

The 14th Factory: A Massive Art Installation in Downtown LA

Created by the artist Simon Birch, the 14th Factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles is an innovative art show that has taken over a large, empty industrial warehouse. Inside of that warehouse, artists from all over the world have come together to create a unique and immersive experience. I got a chance to […]

Trail Canyon Falls: A 40 Foot Waterfall in Angeles National Forest

Trail Canyon Falls is a somewhat popular trail on the west side of the Angeles National Forest that has a great waterfall. This 4-mile round trip hike is dog-friendly, with multiple stream crossings and the payoff at the end is the waterfall nestled in a beautiful canyon. It does have a decent amount of elevation and a little […]

Where to See Wildflowers in Chino Hills State Park

This year has been such a great year for rain that the waterfalls were flowing and now the wildflowers are blooming. I had heard on the SoCal Hikers Forum that they were pretty impressive in Chino Hills State Park, so I set out to check it out for myself. It was even better than I […]

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