• Highway 395 Roadtrip Stops: Hikes, Food, Fossils & Lakes

    Highway 395 is probably my favorite road in California. It is the road that … [Continue Reading]

    Highway 395 Roadtrip Stops: Hikes, Food, Fossils & Lakes
  • Best Day Hikes in California: From Easiest to Hardest

    Since I already tackled my favorite Southern California hikes I figured I … [Continue Reading]

    Best Day Hikes in California: From Easiest to Hardest
  • The Big List of Strange, Fun & Unique Attractions in Southern California

    I love visiting the most odd places as they are often the places that have … [Continue Reading]

    The Big List of Strange, Fun & Unique Attractions in Southern California

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Historic Murals in Downtown Lompoc

On Pacific Coast Highway, South of the Vandenberg Air Force base is the town of Lompoc, CA. Most well-known for its wineries and the Wine Ghetto, the downtown area … [Read More...]

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James Dean Memorial & Crash Site on Highway 46

Located 20 miles off Highway 101, past wine country, is the unfortunate place where James Dean hit another car and died in a fatal car crash. As a beloved movie star … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

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Bishops Peak Hike: Summit Views Over San Luis Obispo

Located right off Highway 1 in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo is a nice steep hike that provides amazing vistas of the town and coast. It is 3.5 miles round trip, but does about 1000 feet of elevation gain during that short hike and is not a walk in the park. When you get to […]

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Old Mission Dam: Mission Trails Regional Park

In the Northeast outskirts of San Diego sits the Mission Trails Regional Park which is home to the Old Mission Dam. This nationally registered historic landmark is a great place to start a hike in the park or to just admire on its own. It is well maintained and is accessible via a wheelchair accessible […]

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Bottega Louie: Brunch Fit for Kings in Los Angeles

As Yelp’s highest rated place in downtown LA to eat you know there are gonna be pretty massive expectations. I have had this on my list for a while and I braved the crowd on a Sunday afternoon to give this upscale eatery a try. From the moment you walk into the massive marble floored restaurant you […]

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Velaslavasay Panorama: Revitalizing Lost Art

This historic theater, about a stones throw from USC harkens to the good days of technology, when a movie theater was a hand crank image or a 360 degree painting. That is exactly what this old theater showcases. Details $6 dollar suggested donation Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun- Noon to 6PM From the exterior this looks like […]

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Choco Chicken: Chocolate Infused Fried Chicken in Los Angeles

One thing LA has a lock on is unique places do eat. There’s a sausage place with rattlesnake sausages, a place where you eat in total darkness and Choco Chicken where literally everything has chocolate in it. Located near Staples Center, and coming highly recommended I had to give it a try. Details  $15 a person Hours: […]

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Himalaya Restaurant: Eat Nepalese Food on Pillows in Ventura

As with most of my travels I am always looking for the strangest, most unusual places to both visit and eat at. When I was staying in Ventura I happened upon the Himalaya Restaurant and figured I might as well give it a try to see what it had to offer. I was immediately excited about the […]

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San Diego Model Railroad Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego

Bridges and trains are two of my favorite things to take pictures of, trains especially. Side note, if you are looking for an awesome place to see real trains make sure to go to Orange Empire Railway Museum but if you want to see miniature trains and miniature cityscapes in all their glory then you need […]

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Highway 395 Roadtrip Stops: Hikes, Food, Fossils & Lakes

Highway 395 is probably my favorite road in California. It is the road that parallels the Eastern Seirras and provides access to some of the best hiking, lakes and adventures you can find in California. I have driven the Southern half of it many times and wanted to compile my top recommendations for stops along […]

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McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara

Who doesn’t like ice cream? From the store-bought stuff to 31 Flavors, most people can appreciate a good scoop . When you get a hold of an ice cream that is really good though, like McConnell’s it is hard to go back. This was the case for me when I stumbled into the downtown shop […]

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Corpse Flower Bloom at the Huntington Library

When you read this, the opportunity to see this amazing flower will have probably passed (I went August 24, 2014). The corpse flower as it is known, is a massive and stinky flower found natively in Sumatra. There have been a little over a dozen blooms in the United States and the Huntington Library is one […]

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M&M Donuts: Fresh Blueberries Donuts and an Hour Wait

I love the readers on this blog, they are always suggesting the most awesome stuff for me to try out. M&M Donuts is an example of that. A few weeks ago I received an email that said “You like donuts right? Why haven’t you had a blueberry donut from M&M Donuts?” After some research I realized […]

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Charlie Brown Farms: The Roadside Shop that Sells Everything

Charlie Brown Farms, what is there to say about this place that can do it justice? It is the home of literally everything, from food to dinosaurs to shopping. It is Antelope Valley’s Largest gift shop, it has the worlds largest beef jerky and it can easily kill an hour of your life. If this […]

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