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Borrego Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego

In the Anza Borrego desert, one of the most popular spots to hike is Borrego Palm Canyon. This three-mile trail climbs into a canyon and ends at a good sized palm … [Read More...]

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Rosie the Riveter National Monument

Rosie the Riveter was a cultural icon in WWII that stood for the women that were manning the factories while the men went off to war. The national monument, which … [Read More...]

Recent Trips

Font’s Point: Anza Borrego State Park’s Best View

Anza Borrego State Park, in Southern California, is a huge desert with countless adventures to be had. While I have by no means done everything, the view at Font’s Point in the park’s northern section is one of the best views in all of Southern California. The way the ragged ridgelines bend out in front […]

Galco’s Old World Grocery & Soda in Los Angeles

Galco’s Old World Grocery is one of the most fun places I have been in Los Angeles in a while. This small grocery store serves up nostalgia like no place I have been too. Its aisles are chocked full of old sodas, vintage candies and even a machine where you can make your own soda […]

Cabrillo Beach Tide Pools & San Pedro Sunken City

Cabrillo Beach sits out on the edge of Point Fermin in the town of San Pedro. This beach has historical significance from the bath house that sits on the sand, but it also has a beautiful collection of tide pools about a quarter mile from the beach and the infamous Sunken City if you keep […]

The Pilgrim Boat & Ocean Institute in Dana Point

One of Dana Point’s claims to fame is the Tall Ships Festival that happens every year, and that brings in some large old boats to the harbor. If you don’t get a chance to see them during that weekend though, the Pilgrim Boat sits in the harbor right next to the Ocean Institute, and you […]

10 Weekend Road Trips Less Than 4 Hours From Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a destination in and of itself, but if you live there or have visited the area many times, then you should get out and explore some of the awesome adventures you can have within 4 hours drive of the city center. Whether it’s hiking, food, wine or just strange attractions, here are […]

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival: Participating in a Cannon Battle

Dana Point is a small coastal town in Orange County and once a year it has a half dozen tall ships descend on its harbor for the annual Tall Ships Festival. I saw the fliers for this when I was down in Dana Point a few weeks ago to write this post and added it […]

Randsburg Jail on Highway 395

Randsburg is often described as a living ghost town, and that is a pretty apt description. This small town off Highway 395 is a fun and historic spot to visit, and you can read about getting an old fashioned soda at the store in this post. One of the main attractions though is the small […]

Travertine Hot Springs in Bridgeport

The Travertine Hot Springs outside of Bridgeport on Highway 395 are one of the most popular hot springs on all of Highway 395. It has a half dozen pools with varying temperatures, and the views that you get into the valley below are hard to beat. Do be prepared to share a tub if you go […]

Route 66 Museum in Barstow, CA

I have been a fan of all things Route 66 for a while now, even going so far as to drive the entirety of the California portion, read about that here. I hope to one day do the whole thing, but that is an idea for another time. Till then, I try to soak up […]

24 Hours in Dana Point: Exploring Caves, Beaches, Ships, Restaurants & Resorts

Nestled in between Laguna Beach and San Clemente, right on the outskirts of Orange County, Dana Point is a great beach community that is worth taking the time to explore. What I like about Dana Point most is that it feels more relaxed than many of its other coastal counterparts like Newport and Huntington Beach. […]

Dana Point Sea Caves: Hiking to Pirate’s Cave

While there are many sea caves up and down the California coast, the Dana Point Sea Caves are some of the easiest to access. This short hike takes you along the coast to a large cave with a great view of the water crashing on the rocks in front of you. It is a relatively […]

Whitewater Rafting the Trinity River Outside of Redding

With the amount of rain we have had in California this year (2017), I figured it would be a very good time to get out and do some whitewater rafting. On a recent trip up to Northern California, some friends and I went over to the Trinity River and booked a trip with Trinity River […]

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