World’s Tallest Thermometer in Baker

Update Dec 2014 – The thermometer is now working and there is a full gift shop below it. You can still read my original post on this spot at the end of this post. When I made my way to Baker a few months ago I was surprised to see that the thermometer is now […]

Hollywood Sign & The Batcave: Hiking LA’s Famous Spots

One of the most iconic symbols of Southern California, the Hollywood Sign, is also very accessible and should be a go to destination at least once during your time in California. The hike is easy enough that any member of the family can do it, but still difficult enough to get your heart rate pumping […]

Exploring Mission San Juan Capistrano: A Photographic Guide

While growing up in Southern California I must have been sick during the school trip that takes you to this mission, as everyone that I have talked to has been here other then me. Since that was case, I decided make a full day out of it and to see the Mission San Juan Capistrano […]

Flower Fields of Carlsbad Review & Photos

Every year from March 1st to May 13th, 50 acres on the west side of Carlsbad come alive with the beauty of thousands of blooming Ranunculus flowers. It is an amazing view, seeing so many flowers blooming all in unison and one that I would recommend for both children and adults alike. I went this […]

Point Dume State Beach: The Beautiful Coast of Malibu

No trip to Malibu would be complete without spending an ample amount of time in the beautiful landscape that makes up the Point Dume national preserve. From its sprawling cliffs to its expansive beaches this area truly houses some of Southern California’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. If you are a southern california resident and […]

Old LA Zoo in Griffith Park: An Abandoned Zoo

The old zoo in Griffith Park is one of those places I literally knew nothing about before I went to it. After going though, it has become one of my most recommended places when people ask me for non-traditional things to do in LA. The Old LA Zoo is what remains of the original LA […]

California’s State Capitol in Sacramento

The Capitol Building of California, in the town of Sacramento, is a beautiful example of Roman architecture, complete with a portico opening that leads to central dome. This type of design can be found on many of the capitols around the county, but of course most notably in Washington DC. A visit to this fantastic […]

Escondido Falls Hike in Malibu: A Beautiful Three Tiered Waterfall

Escondido Falls is one of the best hikes along the entire coast of Malibu. The hike itself is a relatively easy 4 miles round trip, but it leads you to one of the best waterfalls in Southern California. The waterfall has three tiers, one that is easy to access and two more that should only be […]

Nickel Diner: LA’s Diner and Donut Haven

I like donuts. I have posted about them many times on the blog. So when I heard that I may have missed one of the best donuts Southern California had to offer I knew I couldn’t let that be true for long. Enter the Nickel Diner. Located in the heart of what LA calls ‘the […]

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 […]