30 Places to Visit in California in 2019

California is full of so many different adventures, and it can be hard to pick where to travel each year. I figured I would start 2019 by sharing some of my favorite spots in the state, that way if you are looking to explore a new area maybe one of these 30 spots will catch […]

Best Food of 2018

Since I get the opportunity to travel around California so much throughout the year, I wanted to start a new end of year post where I share some of my favorite things that I ate during the previous year. Of course, I am not trying to say these are the best meals in the entire […]

Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel In San Francisco

This stay was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel is located only a few blocks from Union Square right in the popular and touristy part of San Francisco. It is a beautiful and historic hotel that was built over 100 years ago and has some of […]

My Ten Favorite Adventures of 2018

As with previous years, 2018 was full of excitement and adventure with tons of trips all over California. While it is hard to pick my favorites, I tried to narrow it down to the ten most fun adventures I took in California this year. Check out the video and list below and let me know […]

Kayaking on Mono Lake: How to Experience the Tufas from the Water

Ever since the first time I visited this strange lake on Highway 395 I have always wanted to come back and do some kayaking. After researching the rules, I found that kayaking is very much allowed but that there are rules about how close you can get to the tufas during the bird nesting season […]

Hiking to the Wisdom Tree and Hollywood Sign

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is something that most visitors want to do when they come to Los Angeles. While there are many ways to get there, one of the shortest (but steepest) is the hike to the Wisdom Tree on Burbank Peak and over the Getty Ridge Trail? To the back of the Hollywood […]

Angel Island State Park: Hiking the Perimeter Trail

Angel Island State Park is located only 30 minutes boat ride from the Fisherman’s Wharf area of San Francisco, yet many people who live and visit the San Francisco area have never been. I went for the first time in late 2018, and it was an incredible island with tons of hiking trails and history […]

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe Road Trip Stops

San Francisco to Lake Tahoe is a popular road trip for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. The 3.5-hour drive takes you through California’s capital and over the hills to the popular weekend playground of Lake Tahoe. While many people breeze through this ride, I wanted to give you some places you could stop if […]

17 Things to do in Palm Springs

Palm Springs is a popular destination for people in California and around the world. The pools, restaurants, golf courses, and adventures have welcomed those looking for a weekend getaway for years now, and there are always new places popping up to explore. I have been going to the area since I was young and I […]

Point Bonita Lighthouse in San Francisco

Across the water from San Francisco in the Marin Headlands, Point Bonita Lighthouse is a beautiful spot that is worth the somewhat tricky planning to get to. This lighthouse sits out on a rock and has a suspension bridge that allows visitors to get across, and the views from the lighthouse and the bridge are […]