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

Globally known as the home of Disneyland, Anaheim welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to this landlocked Orange County town. I love Disneyland as much as the next person, but you need more than 24 hours if you want to explore that excellent theme park. This guide is designed to show you the lesser […]

Medieval Times: Dinner & Jousting for the Whole Family in Buena Park

Medieval Times is a dinner theater in Buena Park that features a nightly show where there is jousting, fighting, horse tricks and even a falcon that makes an appearance. It is one of those places I went to a couple of times growing up but didn’t think I would enjoy when I was an adult. […]

California Surf Museum in Oceanside

Located in the heart of Oceanside, the California Surf Museum is one of my favorite spots in the city. This museum, which has been here since the 80’s, is full of amazing pieces of memorabilia from the history of the sport. Even if you are not a fan of surfing you will find something you […]

Malibu Wine Hikes: Meeting Stanley the Giraffe at Saddlerock Ranch

In the hills above Thousands Oaks, there is a fantastic property known as Saddlerock Ranch. This area has animals, rocks, cave paintings and vineyards and you can access it via safari car or on foot. I did the safari version previously which you can read about here, so I decided to connect with Malibu Wine […]

Visiting Dodger Stadium on Non-Game Days

While I am not a huge baseball fan, there is just something amazing about being able to see a massive stadium like this completely empty. Many people don’t know that you can actually visit Dodger Stadium on non-game days and go to the store, take a tour or sit in the upper deck. If you […]

Mt Hollywood: Hiking Above Griffith Observatory and Downtown LA

While there is no shortage of great hikes in Griffith Park, it is hard to beat the 2.5-mile round trip hike to summit of Mt Hollywood. The trail is gradual, but will still get your blood pumping. Along the way, you will see some of the best views the city has to offer of the Hollywood […]

Abalone Cove Preserve: Beach Hiking & Tide Pools in Rancho Palos Verde

The hills of Rancho Palos Verdes have become one of my favorite places for coastal hiking in California. Of course, there is the epic shipwreck hike, but if you are looking for something relatively easy and family friendly then check out the stunning Abalone Cove Reserve with its miles of trails, beaches and tide pools. […]

Cedar Creek Falls: San Diego’s Most Famous Waterfall Hike

If you spend any time researching hikes in San Diego, then you have no doubt ran into the infamous party spot known as Cedar Creek Falls. I had heard about it many times myself but never set out to hike it as it did not seem like my scene. However, in 2014 they instituted a […]

Salt Creek Trail: Seeing Pupfish in Death Valley

Little did I know before my time in Death Valley in 2016, but there is a creek that runs practically year-round in the park. Sure it was not flowing like what you would see in the Sierra’s or something, but it was in the heart of Death Valley, and it was water. This short trail […]

Dante’s View: Death Valley’s Best Viewpoint

Death Valley is the land of stark contrasts and amazing experiences. It can be hard to appreciate fully but when you visit a place like Dante’s View you can’t help but be blown away by how impressive this area is. Situated more than 3,000 feet above Badwater, Dante’s View gives you an almost bird’s eye […]