Solvang Attractions: Where to Eat, Stay & Explore in this Danish Town

California really does have everything, in the same state that has the tallest mountain in the US, Hollywood and some of the oldest living trees in the world also sits the strange and awesome fully Danish town known as Solvang. Only a short distance off Highway 101, Solvang is a fantastic place to visit and a […]

24 Hours in Oakland Itinerary: Where to Eat, Drink & Explore in the City

Across the bay from San Francisco, Oakland often gets passed up due to the extreme popularity of its sister city. That is a mistake though as the city of Oakland is going through a massive revival, making it a place deserving of your time, with lots of great adventures to be had. Of course, you […]

Coronado: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay and Explore on the Island

Coronado Island is the small piece of land directly off San Diego which houses a massive naval base on one-half. The other half of the island has become an incredibly popular tourist spot due to its beauty and its proximity to San Diego itself. While it is not technically an island as it is connected, […]

Point Reyes National Seashore Guide: Beaches, Elk, Seals & A Lighthouse

Point Reyes National Seashore is one of the most beautiful spots near San Francisco for outdoor adventurers to explore. It is full of breathtaking views, history, and trails that always leave you wanting more. While I have not explored it as much as others, I have been a couple of times and every time I […]

Riding Metrolink from Riverside to San Juan Capistrano: A Full Day Adventure

I fully admit that I never thought about doing this until a friend of mine rode Metrolink to LA and told me I needed to try it out. After researching where to go I decided on San Juan Capistrano since the downtown area was so close to the track and set out to see how […]

What to do in Big Sur: Watefalls, Hiking, Beaches & Parks

Without a doubt, Big Sur is one of my favorite places in California. I recommend it all of the time and if you want to see just a little of the beauty California has to offer, then you must drive the windy road that makes up Highway 1 through Big Sur. There are so many […]

What to Do in the Mojave National Preserve: Hiking, Camping, Historical Spots

While not actually considered a National Park, this National Preserve is the third largest in the United States. Most people never get to experience how amazing it is, mostly because it so spread out and few get to see all it has to offer. From camping and hiking to history, this place is worthy of […]

Avalon Day Trip: What to do on Catalina Island

One of the most unique things about Southern California is the quick and easy access there is to the coastal islands ranging from Catalina to the Channel Islands National Park. You can easily make a day trip out of visiting these and doing so will give you insight into a culture and lifestyle that is […]

Salton Sea: Attractions, Art, Mud Volcanoes and Dead Fish

The Salton Sea is one of those really unique parts of California history that has changed a lot in the last century. Originally a destination location for Hollywood’s elite to play at, now this park is a much more desolate and somewhat smelly place that gets a lot fewer visitors. In that, however, there is […]