24 Hours in Death Valley: How to Explore the Park in a Day

Death Valley is a pretty daunting place to plan a trip to. Most people have heard about the insane heat and are not that familiar with the desert, so they never make the trip to this magical spot. I hope this post helps to clear up the common misconceptions about Death Valley and shows you […]

Artist Palette & Artist Drive in Death Valley National Park

The Artist’s Drive in Death Valley National Park is one of the more unique things you can do in the area. The drive takes you through canyons and past mountains, many of which are covered in loads of fantastic colors. It’s crazy that Death Valley has so many things that are completely unique in the park like […]

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 […]