• Best Places for Fall Colors in California

    Now I know this list is by no mean definitive and there are others who … [Continue Reading]

    Best Places for Fall Colors in California
  • 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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Bravo Farms in Traver – Food, Tree Houses & Antiques on Highway 99

California is a big state and driving across it as much as I do can get tiresome if you don't know where to stop. Recently, on Highway 99, I was tipped off to an … [Read More...]

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Honeymoon Cafe: Healthy Food in Pismo Beach

In Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo there is no shortage of good places to eat. I like to try to break it down into the three main meals.: Lunch is Firestone and … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

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Old West Cinnamon Rolls in Pismo Beach

Located right near the main downtown area in Pismo Beach, Old West Cinamon Rolls is like a donut shop for cinnamon rolls. I know, I was blown away by that idea as well. The inside has the typical donut shop menu sign, a windowed display case of rolls and the traditional metal chairs; however, where […]

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Best Places for Fall Colors in California

Now I know this list is by no mean definitive and there are others who chronicle this better then me in the references at the end but I have travelled around California a decent amount and have seen a lot of epic fallscapes. For me it doesn’t get better then the list below. Feel free […]

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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 has a historic vibe that makes it fun to walk around in. One of the main attractions for the visitor is the collection of over 30 […]

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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 even with only 3 movies under his belt, this place is still a highly trafficked spot on the highway. When we were there over […]

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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 […]


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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