Potato Harbor Overlook to Cavern Point Trail on Santa Cruz Island

If you are looking for a great hike on a day trip to Santa Cruz Island and don’t want to take on Smugglers Cove, then this is the hike I would recommend. Potato Harbor Overlook is beautiful on its own, but adding the Bluffs Trail and the Cavern Point Trail to it makes it an […]

Smugglers Cove Hike on Santa Cruz Island: Channel Island’s Most Popular Hike

No visit to Santa Cruz Island is complete without a hike to the beautiful beach on the west side of the island known as Smugglers Cove. This is a good 4-5 hour hike, clocking in at just about 8 miles and it should probably not be attempted on a day trip unless you have enough […]

Santa Cruz Island Guide: Hiking, Camping & Exploring Channel Islands National Park’s Biggest Island

Channel Islands National Park consists of a collection of five islands off the coast of Southern California. The most popular of these is Santa Cruz Island, which is what this guide is about. It is the easiest to get to of the larger islands, and it has lots of great hiking trails and camping spots […]

Mission San Buenaventura: Visiting the 9th California Mission

Mission San Buenaventura is the 9th of the California Missions to be founded, and it was the last to be founded by Father Junípero Serra. As far as missions go, it is definitely on the smaller side, but it makes up for its size in beauty. Located right in the heart of downtown Ventura, this […]

Malibu Family Wines and Safari: Feed Yaks & Zebras at a Malibu Winery

Located in the hills above Agoura Hills, lies an 1,000 acre winery that is home to one of the only wine safaris I have ever heard of. This, is in addition to the fantastic outdoor seating area and atmosphere they have at their traditional wine tasting counter, makes for fun half day event in the […]

Gardens of the World in Thousand Oaks

Located in the Conejo Valley, near the different but beautiful Botanical Gardens, sits an amazing spot that showcases the unique plants and gardens from all over the world. This free attraction is a perfect place for a stroll on a date or just to clear your mind and relax in the tranquility the plants provide. The gardens are […]

Sabor Cocina Mexicana in Thousand Oaks

California is home to some of the best Mexican food in the United States. Everything from hole in the wall spots to upscale foodie establishments can be found up and down the state. Sabor Cocina Mexicana falls somewhere right in the middle and it is a great place to be. From the moment you walk […]

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library: Air Force One & A Fantastic Museum

Tucked in the hills of Simi Valley, overlooking a beautiful expanse of farmland, sits one of the most amazing presidential libraries in the United States. Not only is it full of information on the history and life of this famous president but it also houses Air Force One which was used to fly everyone from […]

Hugo’s Restaurant: Healthy Food, Green Tea Lattes & Heavenly Sticky Buns

I don’t even know where to start when writing about Hugo’s, it is like every other traditional diner yet completely unlike every other diner as well. Their menu options may look the same but their food is thought through and tweaked to a level of detail you would not expect from a traditional restaurant. They strive […]

Conejo Valley Botanical Gardens

I love visiting new cities and seeing the ways that they create amazing public places for the residents that live there. In Riverside we have the fantastic Mt Rubidoux and in Conejo Valley they have a bunch of spots, but one of the best for a whole family adventure is the botanic gardens. Details Cost […]