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 […]

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 […]

Queen Mary Haunted Encounters Ghost Tour

The Queen Mary is a very popular tourist attraction in the Long Beach Harbor that attracts people for many different reasons. Some come for the New Years party, some come to stay on a boat, and others come to dive into the ships haunted history. I had done a lot on the boat but had never […]

Rock Hill Trail: Birdwatching at the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge

This two-mile trail in the Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge, right on the Salton Sea, is one of the best ways to explore the shoreline and see the vast array of birds that make the area their home during migrations. The trail is a nice leisurely walk with a short climb at the end, and I […]

Historic Lummis House on the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles

Situated along the Arroyo Seco Parkway, which connects Los Angeles and Pasadena, are an incredible amount of historic spots for you to explore. Among them in the Lummis House which is one of the oldest structures in the area. Built around the late 1800’s, this house was home to the first city editor of the LA […]

Bowers Museum: An Art & History Museum in Santa Ana

Created in 1932, the Bowers Museum is one of Orange County’s premier museums with over 100,000 pieces in its collection. The museum is only a few miles south of Disneyland, and everything from the building it is housed in, to the exhibits themselves, has been well thought out and displayed in an engaging way. I […]

Victoria Beach: The Pirate Tower of Laguna

Laguna Beach is one of the most popular areas in all of Orange County, thanks in part to the TV show of the same name; however, Victoria Beach still feels like a relatively hidden gem. That is most likely because the parking is incredibly difficult, but if you are willing to wait for a spot, […]

Black Star Canyon Falls: One of Southern California’s Best & Most Elusive Waterfall

Located in the hills of Orange County, Black Star Canyon Falls is one of Southern California’s most beautiful waterfalls. The problem with it is that it only flows after a lot of rain, since the area that it drains is relatively small. This makes it an elusive waterfall to see, and one that hasn’t been […]

Discovery Cube and Kids Museum in Orange County

If you are exploring Orange County with kids, then you really need to make sure the Discovery Museum is on your list. This playground of over 100 interactive exhibits can easily keep a small family busy for an entire day. Some of the standouts are the large full-scale dinosaur you can walk through and the […]

Dana Point Harbor Waterfall: One of SoCal’s Most Spectacular Seasonal Waterfalls

Over the past four years, California has been in a drought, and the waterfalls that are prevalent in Southern California have become nothing more than a trickle. 2017 changed this though with a ton of rain that lead to strong flows from some of the most elusive waterfalls, like this one in Dana Point Harbor. […]