Sonoma City Guide: Wine, Restaurants, History & Hiking

Sonoma is the closest wine region to San Francisco and is a city and county of extensive history and beauty. The historic Sonoma Plaza sits in the heart of downtown Sonoma and is surrounded by wine tasting rooms, eateries and a state park. I have only been to the area twice, but on both occasions, […]

Atascadero Weekend Itinerary: Where to Eat, Drink, Hike & Explore

Atascadero was one of the first popular cities on the central coast, and it has a unique history that goes back to the early 1900’s. While today it has been overshadowed as a destination by cities like Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles, Atascadero has a lot of fun places for you to […]

What to do in Eureka: Sculptures, Bookshops, Dining & Antiques

Eureka, California is an old historic fishing village, which is now a major Northern California city and it is full of personality and culture, a great spot to visit. I spent a few days here and was blown away by the beautiful old downtown, how close it was to a bunch of great state parks and […]

Three Winter Weekend Adventures for Bay Area Explorers

When living in the Bay Area, it can be easy to forget how close the Sierra Nevada mountains are and how many awesome opportunities they hold. I know that in San Francisco I love driving the coast, exploring the rich culinary scene and wandering Muir Woods, but I also like getting out of the area […]

A Weekend Guide to Eating & Exploring North Park, San Diego

North Park, located northeast of Balboa Park, is one of San Diego’s best up and coming neighborhoods. Some say it has a hipster vibe, but I prefer to think of it as just a fantastic spot with an eclectic array of experiences to be had. I got a chance to spend a weekend in the […]

Palm Springs Guide: Celebrity Homes, Museums, Shopping, Food & Hikes

For decades Palm Springs has been a playground for both the rich and famous and the weekend warriors. During the summer it reaches over 110 degrees, but that doesn’t stop people from flocking to its pools and activities. I prefer visiting in the winter as it is less busy and it allows me to spend […]

Conejo Valley Guide: Food, Hikes, Museums & Free Attractions

The Conejo Valley is composed of the cities of Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Westlake Village and Simi Valley with a little Malibu thrown in for fun. Over the years it has been overlooked as a tourist destination but all of that has changed in the last decade; now Conejo Valley is a great […]

Los Angeles Guide: Food, Hikes, Free Attractions, Museums & Shopping

Los Angeles is just one of those cities that you have to spend time at one point in your life. People come from all around the world to walk among the stars, marvel at the Hollywood Sign and relax on its beaches. I have been dozens of times and am still pulling back the different […]

Sacramento Guide: Restaurants, Museums & Donuts in the State’s Capitol

Sacramento often gets passed over when thinking about California’s best cities, but doing that would be unwise as this city is home to lots of fun adventures. Whether it is the farm to fork revival that is happening in the cities eateries, the dozens of unique museums or the beautiful capitol building itself, Sacramento is […]

San Francisco Guide: Food, Hiking, Hotels & Free Activities

You will never forget the first time you see the Golden Gate Bridge, the way the modern marvel rises across the ocean is a sight to behold. That is just the beginning of the amazing adventure that San Francisco has in store for you though. Whether its exploring the Palace of Fine Arts, eating at […]