Hiking to Rainbow Falls, Devil’s Postpile, and Red’s Meadow via Devils Postpile Trail

Devils Postpile National Monument is a beautiful park on the backside of Mammoth Mountain. It has lots of hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, lakes for fishing and unusual geological formations. This trail combines some of the best spots on a 5-mile hike that takes advantage of the summer shuttle system. Here is all the information. Details […]

June Lake Loop: One of Highway 395’s Best Excursions

Highway 395 is full of amazing places to explore, and the June Lake Loop is one of the most beautiful. This 16-mile drive on State Route 158 takes you past a half dozen lakes, providing fantastic views of the high mountains surrounding the small valley. There are restaurants, places to fish and tons of great […]

White Mountain Peak: Hiking California’s Third Highest Mountain

California is home to over a dozen 14’ers (peaks over 14,000 feet) with some of the most popular being Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta. If you are training for either of those two or if you just want to take down a 14,000-foot peak, then White Mountain is a good one to test your skills on. […]

Gilroy Garlic Festival: What to do at California’s Garlic Extravaganza

Gilroy, in Northern California, is the self-proclaimed world capital of garlic and a fun stop on Highway 101. This area has been producing garlic for decades and established their supremacy in the garlic world by launching the first Gilroy garlic festival over 40 years ago. It is a famous California event, and 2018 was the […]

California State Fair in Sacramento

The California State Fair is held annually during the summer in the California state capital, Sacramento. This massive fair features rides, shopping and all of the deep fried food you can imagine (deep fried watermelon anyone?). I like going to the LA Fair each year, so I was excited to get a chance to go […]

Inyo Craters Hike in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Scenic Loop has a lot of short hikes that most people never do, Inyo Craters is one of those hikes. I admit that I have been to the area multiple times over the last six years and this was the first time I had heard about it as well. This short hike leads to […]

Heart Lake Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The city of Mammoth is full of amazing high altitude lakes pretty much all over the city and surrounding areas. I have only been to a couple, with one of my favorites being the hike to Crystal Crag, but on a recent trip, I wanted to hike to another, so we picked Heart Lake. While […]

Highway 101 Road Trip: Los Angeles to J. Lohr Winery in Paso Robles

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, all opinions are my own. Amie and I have been trying to go on a lot of road trips in 2018, so when J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines invited us to visit their tasting room in Paso Robles and encouraged us to share some […]

Pageant of the Masters 2018: Living Art in Laguna Beach

Disclosure: I was provided tickets free of charge, but all opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of Festival of Arts Laguna Beach. Pageant of the Master is a tradition in Laguna Beach that has been going for over 80 years. It’s hard to describe without actually seeing it, but basically, it features famous works of […]

Mt Shasta Backpacking & Hiking Gear List

During the 2018 climbing season, we set out to get to the summit of Mt Shasta. The weather worked out, and over two days in June we were able to make it to the top. You can read all about the hike here. I wanted to make this post to share all of the gear […]