Petersen Automotive Museum: A Car Lovers Paradise

Update 2015 – Petersen Automotive Museum has officially reopened, you can read all about it below. If you read my original review on Petersen’s Automotive Museum then you know this is a place that I always enjoyed visiting. Fast forward to December 2015 and they have just completed a 15 month renovation that had caused […]

Ranchita Yeti: The California Desert Bigfoot

I am always on the lookout for the stranger parts of California, so when Last Adventurer and I went and explored Anza-Borrego we decided we had to stop at the Ranchita Yeti and inquire about its history. This massive Yeti can be easily seen on the drive to Anza-Borrego on Motezuma-Borrego Highway. History After a […]

Best Places for Fall Colors in California

Now I know this list is by no mean definitive and there are others who may chronicle this better than me in the references at the end but I have traveled around California a decent amount and have seen a lot of epic fallscapes. For me, it doesn’t get better than the list below. Feel […]

Historic Murals in Downtown Lompoc

On Pacific Coast Highway, South of the Vandenberg Air Force base is the town of Lompoc, CA. Most well-known for its wineries and the Wine Ghetto, the downtown area has a historic vibe that makes it fun to walk around in. One of the main attractions for the visitor is the collection of over 30 […]

James Dean Memorial & Crash Site on Highway 46

Located 20 miles off Highway 101, heading out past the wineries of Paso Robles, is the unfortunate place where James Dean hit another car and died in a fatal car crash. As a beloved movie star even with only three films under his belt, this place is still a highly trafficked spot on the highway. […]

Bishops Peak Hike: Summit Views Over San Luis Obispo

Located right off Highway 1 in the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo is a nice steep hike that provides amazing vistas of the town and coast. It is 3.5 miles round trip, but does about 1000 feet of elevation gain during that short hike and is not a walk in the park. When you get to […]

Old Mission Dam: Mission Trails Regional Park

In the Northeast outskirts of San Diego sits the Mission Trails Regional Park which is home to the Old Mission Dam. This nationally registered historic landmark is a great place to start a hike in the park or to just admire on its own. It is well maintained and is accessible via a wheelchair accessible […]

Bottega Louie: Brunch Fit for Kings in Los Angeles

As Yelp’s highest rated place in downtown LA to eat you know there are gonna be pretty massive expectations. I have had this on my list for a while and I braved the crowd on a Sunday afternoon to give this upscale eatery a try. From the moment you walk into the massive marble floored restaurant you […]

Velaslavasay Panorama: Revitalizing Lost Art

This historic theater, about a stones throw from USC harkens to the good days of technology, when a movie theater was a hand crank image or a 360 degree painting. That is exactly what this old theater showcases. Details $6 dollar suggested donation Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun- Noon to 6PM From the exterior this looks like […]

Choco Chicken: Chocolate Infused Fried Chicken in Los Angeles (Closed)

Update July 2015 – This location has been reported to be closed. One thing LA has a lock on is unique places do eat. There’s a sausage place with rattlesnake sausages, a place where you eat in total darkness and Choco Chicken where literally everything has chocolate in it. Located near Staples Center, and coming highly recommended […]