Snoopy & Charlie Brown: Explore Peanuts History in Santa Rosa With These Four Stops

Santa Rosa has become the official home of the beloved Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts, and in Sonoma County there are a bunch of fun things you can do as either a die-hard or casual fan. I would say that I have an appreciation for the characters since I grew up watching both the Christmas […]

Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon

No trip to Oakland is complete without a visit to one of California’s best and most historic bars. Built in 1883, Heinold’s First and Last Chance Saloon is a small one room establishment that was featured in a couple of Jack London novels and has a broken bar from the 1906 earthquake. It is the […]

Red Hut Cafe: Hearty Breakfast Before Skiing in South Lake Tahoe

Red Hut Cafe is a staple in South Lake Tahoe. This diner has been around for over 50 years and during that time they have served hundreds of thousands of visitors and locals alike. The cafe now has 4 different locations in South Lake Tahoe, each with their own charm. I went to one of […]

Snoopy’s Home Ice Skating Rink & Warm Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa

Also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Rink, Snoopy’s Home Ice has become a go-to spot for all Peanuts fans. Located in the heart of the Peanut’s Complex in Santa Rosa, this ice rink has a great history that is still living on to the day. The arena, opened in 1969 by Charles M. Schulz, […]

Albany Bulb: Former Landfill in the San Francisco Bay

The Albany Bulb is one of those places that is both awesome and weird at the same time. It reminds me of a place like Glass Beach, where the way that humans have messed with nature has actually created a pretty unique spot. Albany Bulb is a tiny little peninsula on the San Francisco Bay […]

Griffith Park Trains: Holiday Light Festival Train Rides

If you are looking for a cheap and excellent Christmas attraction for the whole family, look no further than the Griffith Park Holiday Lights Train. For $4 a person you can ride this historic miniature train on a one-mile loop that takes about 15 minutes to complete. The ride takes you slowly through Christmas light […]

LA Zoo Lights: Christmas Lights at the Los Angeles Zoo

Each December I go on a hunt to find all of the new Christmas attractions that I can explore for the website, you can read about them all here. This year I finally checked off the LA Zoo Lights, which is a highly popular attraction in Los Angeles that actually lives up to expectations. The […]

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 […]

Nine Dishes you Need to Eat in Oakland

Over the last decade, Oakland has been going through a massive resurgence and becoming a go-to spot for foodies and explorers alike. I got a chance to spend three days just traveling around and tasting the different culinary masterpieces on display throughout the city, which lead me to this post of the nine dishes you […]

Boot and Shoe Service: Wood Fired Pizza & High Class Italian Food in Oakland

Boot and Shoe Service is one of the many restaurants leading the foodie revival in the town of Oakland. This upscale Italian restaurant features a menu that changes daily and that has a range of classic Italian dishes as well as their specialty, wood-fired pizzas. As the second restaurant from Chef Marc Baltes this spot […]