Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside, CA

By far, my favorite time of the year is the fall season. For us in Southern California, the fall season doesn’t normally mean the changing of colors or dramatic temperature loss, but it does give way to the many great traditions that make me excited for this time of year. Ever since moving to Riverside […]

Barker Dam Trail: Joshua Tree National Park

During my recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park I laid out a list of the things I wanted to do. On the top of that list was the hike to Barker Dam, one of the only areas of the park with water and the site of a good assortment of Indian petroglyphs as well. After […]

A Day At the Races: Santa Anita Racetrack

One of the things I never did much of growing up was go to the racetrack. Of course, you always see it in the gangster movies where people are losing their life savings on a race that was a “sure win,” but I really don’t know anyone in my life who actually goes to the […]

Hiking Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon

The Sturtevant Falls hike is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes you can do in the Los Angeles area. Now while it does have a steep decline during the first half mile, which turns into a steep incline for the last half mile when you are hiking back, the trail is only around […]

Mt Rubidoux Trail and Memorial Park in Riverside, CA

For those of us that live in Riverside, CA, Mt Rubidoux is one of those great places to go out, get a workout and expeirence nature. It is the perfect hike for just about anyone as it is a short and mostly easy (paved) walk to the summit of the mountain, and it has a […]

Joshua Tree Quick Stops: Arch Rock, Skull Rock, Cholla Cactus Gardens

Located in Southern California, Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful area that has thousands of acres of barren desert with many different plant life and rock formations dotting its bleak landscape. For the rock climber, hiker or adventurer it holds miles of hiking trials and vertical rock walls to scale with days of adventure […]

Ryan Mountain Hike: Second Highest Point in Joshua Tree National Park

A couple weeks ago I headed out to Joshua Tree National Park to spend a full day checking out as many of the hikes as possible. I went to the cactus gardens, arch rock, baker dam and finally Ryan Mountain in an epic all day adventure. Ryan Mountain was by far one of the standouts […]

Riding the Metrolink: A Photographic Journey To Los Angeles

Guest Post by Zac For a while now I have been interested in riding the Metrolink into LA for a little sightseeing and after hearing about the new $10 Weekend Pass, it gave me just the reason to jump on that adventure and take some pictures along the way. After planning out my trip online, deciphering the train […]

Cabrillo National Monument & Point Loma Lighthouse

On a recent trip down to San Diego Amie and I were searching for things to do. I was browsing Google Maps and saw a National Monument right on the tip of the Point Loma Peninsula. I wasn’t even aware that it was there and since we were already going to Lucha Libre Tacos and […]

Fall in Lake Tahoe: Salmon Run & Hope Valley

Guest Post by Nate The beauty of living in the Northern Sierras is that every season offers it own, distinct experience. The seasons here change abruptly, often without notice. This year, winter allowed the snow to linger through the spring until the weather finally suddenly warmed in June. Autumn in the Tahoe area is certainly […]