JPL Open House: Exploring Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

Just like the fictional chocolate factory in Willie Wonka, the elusive JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) opens its doors one weekend a year for a fantastic open house. In the past few years, demand has grown exponentially to visit this spot, leading to over 45,000 people coming last year and the introduction of an online ticketing […]

Tournament of Roses: Post Parade Float Viewing & Photography in Pasadena

The Rose Parade in Pasadena California is one of the most popular attractions to watch on New Years Day in the entire United States. Companies from around the globe spend upwards of a million dollars decorating these elaborate floats with thousands of real flowers. If you want to see it in person you need to grab […]

Colorado Street Bridge in Pasadena

If you are talking about iconic bridges in California, then no doubt the Colorado St Bridge in Pasadena has its place in the conversation. This majestic bridge has been a staple of the famous sister city to Los Angeles for over a century. You can still walk and drive over it to this day. Here […]

Exploring the Ruins of Echo Mountain & Mt Lowe Railway

Echo Mountain is one of the most popular excursions into the San Gabriel mountains for Los Angeles residents. It is located at the end of Lake Ave, one of Pasadena’s main streets and the trail provides access to both great hiking and old LA county history. You may never have heard about it, but the […]

Corpse Flower Bloom at the Huntington Library

When you read this, the opportunity to see this amazing flower will have probably passed (I went August 24, 2014). The corpse flower as it is known, is a massive and stinky flower found natively in Sumatra. There have been a little over a dozen blooms in the United States and the Huntington Library is one […]

Eaton Canyon Falls: LA’s Most Crowded Hike

After having heard over and over again about this hike, how dangerous it is and how many people go on it every day I figured I really needed to check it out for myself so I could see what all the fuss was about. I set out from Riverside and got there at about 9 […]

Dog Haus: Pasadena’s Eclectic Hot Dogs

This little slice of heaven, located in East Pasadena is a mecca for all things hot dog. They serve a wide range of bratwursts and hot dogs starting with the normal and ending with the just plain bizarre (eggs and syrup on your hot dog). As with any crazy food I stumble on, I knew […]

Bunny Museum of Pasadena: 29,000 Bunny Collectables

I am always researching new places to go and this one has been on my list for so long that I don’t even remember how it first found its way onto it or why it stayed undone on the list for so long. I guess I can say I was a little scared for what […]

The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena Review

The Slaw Dogs is another one of those gems I stumbled upon when browsing restaurants from Television shows, and let me say I was happy to have found it. With only a couple years in business The Slaw Dogs in Pasadena has been able to create an experience that caught the interest of food critiques […]