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Shine Drive-Thru Tree in the Avenue of the Giants

While driving the Avenue of the Giants I saw a sign for a drive though tree and immediately pulled over. I had never done this before so it seemed like a fun picture … [Read More...]

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Point Arena Lighthouse: A 115 Foot Tall Historic Lighthouse

When traveling on the 2 mile dirt road that leads to the Point Arena Lighthouse you will feel as if you have transformed to a simpler time in California's history. … [Read More...]

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Muir Beach Overlook: Beautiful Vista on Pacific Coast Highway

After crossing over the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1, one of the next main stops you will reach is the beautiful Muir Beach Overlook. Even if you haven’t heard about this spot, there is still a good chance that you have seen pictures of it online. The iconic staircase that leads down to the […]

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Hog Island Oyster Company: Shucking with a View

In the town of Marshall, CA, right on the Tomales Bay is the oyster eating experience you have been waiting for. I know what you are going to say,”But Josh I don’t like oysters.” To which I would reply that you just haven’t had the right oysters. When you are sitting on the deck with […]

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Rowdy Creek Fish Hatchery on the Smith River

Fifteen minutes South of the Oregon – California border is a small, privately owned fish hatchery for Salmon and Steelhead that is open to the public. If you have ever wondered how a place like this works then you can call and set up a free tour or you can just go during the hours they […]

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Creamistry: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream with Hundreds of Options

Creamistry is a new ice cream place that is taking Southern California by storm. I had never even heard of it a month ago and now there are four locations from Long Beach to Corona. I love ice cream and had liquid nitrogen once before at A La Minute but I was excited to give […]

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Thoroughbred St Christmas Lights in Rancho Cucamonga

My continued adventure to find the best place to celebrate Christmas in Southern California lead me to Robolights and the extremely popular Thoroughbred St in Rancho Cucamonga over the weekend. This street is simply a collection of people who love Christmas and have so much cheer that they put up with the floods of gawkers wandering down their […]

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RoboLights in Palm Springs: Craziest Christmas Light Display You’ll Ever Go To

If you follow the blog then you know I love anything that is slightly strange, so when Jill on my Facebook page told me about Robolights a few months ago, I had to go see it for myself. If you are looking for a really unique way to get into the Christmas spirit then you absolutely […]

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O’Neill Musuem in Los Rios Street Historic District

Located at the end of the Los Rios street, this small historical house is a fun place to spend 20 minutes and get a better understanding of the history of the area. At $1 for entry it is well worth supporting the preservation of places like this and exploring the artifacts they have on the […]

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La Purisima Mission State Historic Park

California Missions are one of the more interesting aspects of the state’s history. Regardless of your personal opinion on them, they are an amazing way to go back in time and see what life was like as California was developing. While I was cruising down PCH I pulled off to check out the La Purisima Mission […]

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Wilder Ranch State Park and the Bluffs Trail in Santa Cruz

Located in the Northern part of Santa Cruz, Wilder State Park has both great hiking and well-preserved history from the area. I went to check out both the history of the farms and the bluffs trail. It is a great stop and here is all of the details. Details $10 to park Miles of trails […]

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Los Rios Street Historic District: Food Antiques & History

In the beautiful city of San Juan Capistrano you can easily spend an entire day at the mission that it is known for, exploring the history and seeing the swallows. It is just as easy to spend a half day exploring the historic Los Rios District that people often overlook though. In Southern California especially […]

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Natural Bridges State Beach: A Beach & A Sunset You Will Never Want To Leave

Oh Pacific Coast Highway, why are you so amazing? This small beach located 2 minutes off Highway One in Santa Cruz holds a rock arch that would even put Pfieffer State Beach to shame. It is a majestic and beautiful full arch about 15 feet out in the water that haunts you with its beauty and […]

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Freebirds: UCSB’s 24 Hour Burrito as Big as Your Head Spot

As with most big colleges there are usually one or two main places that all of the college students love to go to. Much like Diddy Riese for UCLA students, Freebirds is the go to place for UC Santa Barbara and rightly so as the food is great and the portions are massive. Details $8-$12 for a […]

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