Fingerprints Record Store: The Horrible Crowes

Finding myself in a good record store is how I would imagine antique lovers feel about a good vintage shop. I love to browse the aisles looking for hidden treasure, be that a CD from my youth that brings nostalgia or a record of a band that I have been waiting to pick up. When […]

Winchester Mystery House In San Jose, CA

By far one of the strangest places I have written about thus far will be this post on the Winchester Mystery House, of the Winchester rifle fortune. The house is full of mazes, corridors, doors and windows that lead to full brick walls and even a door in a second story room that drops completely to the […]

Eberle Winery Paso Robles: Cave Tours and Wine Tastings

One of my favorite places in California is the little strip of coast that starts in Pismo beach and heads inland to Paso Robles. In that 45 minute stretch of road you can encounter beaches at Pismo, shopping and great food at San Luis Obispo, the Firestone brewery and Paso Robles Wine country. All of […]

The Olive Pit in Corning (Green Olives, Nuts and Olive Oil)

It is always fun to find those little stops along your road trip that provide something different and help you to create new memories and traditions. For me and my friends every trip to Northern California always The Olive Pit in Corning in it. This place is in the self proclaimed “green olive capitol of […]

Hiking Bumpass Hell: Lassen Volcanic National Park

When exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park and hiking Lassen Peak we decided to also hike Bumpass Hell, one of the parks most well known attractions. Bumpass hell is named after Kendall Vanhook Bumpass who stumbled on this area in the late 1800’s while he was hiking. It is named Bumpass Hell because he actually fell […]

Hiking Lassen Peak: Lassen Volcanic National Park

I have always wanted to hike Mt Lassen in the Lassen Volcanic National Park (part of the Cascade Range) so we made it a point to make the trip to the park over Labor Day weekend. Lassen peak is undergoing a lot of restorations for the next three or four years, so there is only […]

Hiking to the San Jacinto Summit from the Tram

About a year ago a couple friends and I set out to hike to the San Jacinto Summit from where the tram lets out. Without much research we went into it thinking this would be a pretty simple hike as the tram drops you off at 8500 feet and the summit is only 10500; however, […]

Kayaking the Sea Caves of La Jolla with La Jolla Kayak

This past weekend a couple friends and I went down to San Clemente to spend the weekend camping, surfing and hanging out by the camp fire. However, not content to stick to the norm we decided to go in search of a new adventure which brought us to the fine folks at La Jolla Kayak […]

Big Falls Waterfall in Forest Falls

Big Falls waterfall in Forest Falls is one of the largest year-round running waterfalls in Southern California. The top part of the falls is around 150 to 200 feet drop and the water continues down to the river below. There are many small waterfalls below the main two which makes this waterfall seem like it […]

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur: Purple Sand, Sea Caves & Dog Friendly

I literally stumbled upon this state beach during a recent trip up the coast and boy was it awesome. After visiting the McWay Waterfall in Julia Burns State Park I was looking over some pictures of Big Sur I had pulled up on my phone and noticed the rock with a hole, that is a staple […]