Matarango Museum: Petroglyphs & History in Ridgecrest

The Matarango Museum in Ridgecrest is a relatively small museum with a few main exhibits. That being said, it is one of the better places in the area to learn about historic petroglyphs, and they even have tours out to one of the best preserved and not publicity accessible petroglyph canyons that you can pay […]

Red Rock Canyon State Park: Hiking, Camping, Rock Formations & Wildflowers

Red Rock Canyon State Park in Southern California is one of the most beautiful and overlooked state parks in the system. When you try to find out information online about it, you will not see much; but when you show up and see the massive red rock formations, that are unlike any others in California, […]

Indian Wells Brewing Company: Craft Sodas & Beer on Highway 14

Indian Wells Brewing Company on Highway 14 is one of the most fun stops I have stumbled on recently. On a road trip up Highway 395, my friend happened to have a beer at Copper Top BBQ made by the brewery; noticing it was on my way home, I decided to give it a try. […]

Johnny Garlics: Mac & Cheese Burgers in Bakersfield

I have never spent much time in Bakersfield, but I do usually end up stopping there on the way up to Yosemite, so I have eaten at a good amount of its restaurants. Some of my favorites are Salty’s BBQ, Lengthwise Brewery and Moo Creamery, and I can now add Jonny Garlics to that list. […]

Moo Creamery: Homemade Ice Cream & Burgers in Bakersfield

Located in the back of a commercial area of Bakersfield, Moo Creamery is a traditional diner with a gourmet style. Whether it is the peanut butter burger or the whiskey caramel milkshake, you are in for a treat when you stop at this restaurant. They buy their ingredients from local growers, bake their own buns […]

Salty’s BBQ & Catering in Bakersfield

I haven’t spent much time in Bakersfield but when I do I am always trying to trying to find new places to eat. So when I my friend Kirby who is a foodie as well suggested Salty’s BBQ I knew I had to give it a try.  Details Cost: $12-14 for food Hours: Mon – […]

The Cat House: Exotic Tigers, Jaguars & More in Rosamond

First off don’t use Google Maps to get here, use the directions on their site. Now that I have kept any of you from driving down a private unmaintained dirt road like me we can continue the review. The Cat House, also known as The Exotic Feline Breeding Compound is an awesome exotic cat sanctuary […]

The Big List of Strange, Fun & Unique Attractions in Southern California

I love visiting unusual places. They are often the places that have earned their spot in California history simply because the owner is trying to do something new. Whether it is a hike, a restaurant, or just a collection of odd things, this list is dedicated specifically to the unique stuff I visit in Southern California […]

Tule Elk State Natural Reserve

On my quest to visit all of the California State Parks I made a small pit stop off the 5 freeway at the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve. This particular park was on the short list of parks to get axed last year but since that measure did not pass it is still open for […]

Lengthwise Brewery: A Great Food Pitstop in Bakersfield

I stumbled upon Lengthwise when I was hungry on the way to Yosemite and went looking for a meal in Bakersfield. It had good enough reviews on Yelp so I figured it was worth checking out. I didn’t know what to expect when I pulled up to the industrial area that held the keg lined […]