The 14th Factory: A Massive Art Installation in Downtown LA

Created by the artist Simon Birch, the 14th Factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles is an innovative art show that has taken over a large, empty industrial warehouse. Inside of that warehouse, artists from all over the world have come together to create a unique and immersive experience. I got a chance to […]

Trail Canyon Falls: A 40 Foot Waterfall in Angeles National Forest

Trail Canyon Falls is a somewhat popular trail on the west side of the Angeles National Forest that has a great waterfall. This 4-mile round trip hike is dog-friendly, with multiple stream crossings and the payoff at the end is the waterfall nestled in a beautiful canyon. It does have a decent amount of elevation and a little […]

Where to See Wildflowers in Chino Hills State Park

This year has been such a great year for rain that the waterfalls were flowing and now the wildflowers are blooming. I had heard on the SoCal Hikers Forum that they were pretty impressive in Chino Hills State Park, so I set out to check it out for myself. It was even better than I […]

Millard Falls: A Family Friendly SoCal Waterfall

Millard Falls is one of those rare hikes where the payoff is incredible considering how easy the hike to it is. It is a very unique Southern California waterfall, as it has a large boulder lodged at the top which creates two streams that cascade into the pool below. The waterfall is accessed by a […]

Eagle Mine & High Point Gold Mine Tour in Julian

The town of Julian is a fun little hideaway that is visited often by people from San Diego and Temecula for the excellent pie. I have driven there on a few occasions just to get pie as well; it is that good. That being said, the town of Julian has a lot more to offer, […]

Turtle Racing at Brennans in Marina Del Rey

In Marina Del Rey, about 30 minutes from Los Angeles, this is a bar that has been doing turtle racing for over 40 years. Yep, you are probably just as surprised that this exists as I am, turtle racing at a bar. It happens every Thursday night after 10 PM and while it is not […]

Three Sisters Falls: San Diego County’s Three Tiered Seasonal Waterfall

Three Sisters Waterfall, about 30 minutes south of Julian, is one of the premier Southern California waterfalls when it is flowing. This set of falls cascade over the rocks and there are three main falls (making up the three sisters). It is best to visit after a good season of rain. While the area is […]

Hermit Falls in Santa Anita Canyon & Sturtevant Falls

The Santa Anita Canyon area in Southern California is one of the most premier spots for hiking in the area with tons of trails. There is an excellent long grind to Mt Wilson, the beautiful and popular Sturtevant Falls and the less popular but still impressive Hermit Falls. I finally got a chance to see […]

Ortega Falls: Hiking to a Waterfall Right Off Highway 74

Ortega Falls is a seasonal waterfall off Highway 74 in Lake Elsinore that is only flowing when we get a good rain. During the rest of the year, it is a popular rock climbing area that people from all over Orange County make their way out to explore. The hike is a short less than quarter […]

Tar & Roses Restaurant in Santa Monica

On a recent visit to Santa Monica, I was researching places to eat and stumbled on Tar & Roses which was in the Yelp Top 100 in 2016. Since Yelp is one of my go-to food resources, I knew I had to make the stop at this upscale modern eatery. I can easily say I […]