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El Matador State Beach: Malibu’s Best Kept Secret

Along the coast of Malibu are some of the best beaches in the entire United States, really any of them are pretty flawless but for my money the best beach is El … [Read More...]

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Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree in Leggett

Right at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101 in the town of Leggett sits one of the three drive thru trees in Northern California. Even the road that this … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

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Morro Bay Skateboard Museum: Home of the Second Largest Skateboard in the World

Morro Bay is one of those iconic coastal California spots that you have no doubt seen in travel magazines. The massive rock the city is known for looms over the ocean and is easy to marvel at. The downtown itself has a small street of shops, restaurants and museums that make it a great place […]

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Pudding Creek Trestle: Fort Bragg’s Historic Bridge

As a photographer there are a few things that I just love photographing, such as trains and waterfalls, but the main one for me is bridges. If you ask my wife she will tell you that I nerd out anytime I get to marvel at an amazing bridge like Bixby Creek or the Sundail Bridge […]


Scotia: Historic Lumber Town & Museum in Humboldt County

I loved my time driving the coast of California, you can read about it here, here and here. The town of Scotia is a perfect example of why I loved it as it is a quaint little historic town that is off the beaten path but full of history and adventure. It was recommended to […]

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Hellhole Canyon Hike in Anza Borrego

One of the standout outdoor areas in Southern California is the huge State Park located about 2 hours east of San Diego called Anza-Borrego. This park is much less busy than any of its other California counter parts probably due to its large collection of land which is all spread out among many different sites. We set […]

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Bodega Schoolhouse: Filming Location for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds

During a recent trip up Pacific Coast Highway I decided to make a quick stop in Bodega to visit the famous schoolhouse from the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds, yes the movie where birds attack people. You can see the famous scene below before we proceed if you have not This small town, which […]


Curry Village Review: Yosemite’s Famous Canvas Tent Cabins

Yosemite is one of my favorite places to go in all of California, maybe even in the whole United States.  It is exceptionally beautiful, and even though it is full of people, it still allows you to feel a closeness with nature by just walking a couple of miles up some of the popular paths. The […]

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Lady Bird Johnson Grove in Redwoods National Park

In Northern California there are so many redwood groves that they tend to blur into one another, all of them equally amazing. There are a few that standout though like Founders Grove in Avenue of the Giants and Lady Bird Johnson’s Grove in Redwood National Park. After stopping at the Redwood National Park visitor center […]

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Bacchus Bar and Grill in Irvine

In Irvine there is no shortage of good places to eat. Every corner seems to be teeming with a new delicatessen enticing you in. The Bacchus Bar and Grill on Quail Hill in Irvine is one of those places, but with 8 years in business it has carved itself out as an exceptional spot for an after […]

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Eureka to Crescent City & Oregon State Line: Roadtrip Guide

This is the third of my road trip posts and you can see San Francisco to Mendocino here and Mendocino to Eureka here. For this day I drove from Eureka to Crescent City with a detour up to the Oregon stateline and back. You can easily use this post for a trip all the way to Billings, […]

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Mendocino or Fort Bragg to Eureka: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

This is part of my PCH stops blog, find the previous day from San Francisco to Mendocino here and Eureka to Crescent City here. Today started out early as we wanted to have the most light for our time in the Avenue of the Giants. This drive itself is a beautiful combination of coastal views in […]

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San Francisco to Mendocino: Pacific Coast Highway Roadtrip Guide

Driving from San Francisco to Mendocino is one of the longer drives you can do on PCH. While the miles itself are not overly long the drive is on a lot of really windy roads that will take a long time to complete. That being said it never is boring as the locations and views are […]

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Patrick Point State Park: Wedding Rock & Sumeg Indian Village

Patrick Point State Park is a park dedicated to recreating and preserving the Native American history in this part of Northern California. They have a recreated village that still serves as a place for tribes to continue their traditions and a beautiful overlook called Wedding Rock that functions as a focal point for the park […]

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