Hoagies Sandwiches & Grill in Pismo Beach

It’s hard for me to not go to Splash Cafe when I am in Pismo Beach, but Hoagies is good enough that I often make the exception. Home of the Pismo Wrap, which is the popular item to get here, there is a menu full of seafood and bbq related dishes. Do note though that it […]

Sea Otter Inn on Cambria’s Moonstone Beach Drive

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The coastal town of Cambria is a great place to spend a relaxing weekend on Highway 1. In my opinion, the best part of the city to stay is on Moonstone Beach Drive, which is where the Sea Otter Inn and a […]

Black Hill Trail in Morro Bay State Park

Morro Bay is one of the most beautiful spots on California’s Central Coast, with the vast Morro Rock sitting in the ocean and adding a stunning backdrop to the beaches. There are a bunch of great ways to see the rock, including walking out on the jetty and exploring Morro Strand State Beach, but one […]

Sebastian’s Cafe in San Simeon

Sebastian’s is a celebrated sandwich shop that has been in existence since the mid-1800’s and is a California registered historical landmark. This shop once fed the workers that were building Hearst Castle, and it still feeds countless travelers today. If you are driving the coast, hiking San Simeon Point or spending some time at Hearst […]

San Simeon Point Trail on the Central CA Coast

San Simeon Point is a trail that starts from the beach across the street from Hearst Castle. This beautiful area features a historic pier and a few buildings from the 1800’s as well as the stunning beach and trail to San Simeon Point. The point was once threatened to be turned into a resort and […]

Big Painted Cave & Symbol Bridge in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is rich in Native American history as the area was significant to the Modoc People. One of the best ways to see this history in the park is to visit Big Painted Cave and Symbol Bridge which have cave paintings and pictographs that adorn a few of the walls. Here is […]

15 Things to Do in Siskiyou

Siskiyou County is located in northern California, from the town of Dunsmuir all the way up to the Oregon border, and there are a ton of places to explore in the area. Everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and trains can be seen along this stretch of Highway 5. While I have not done […]

Indian Well Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument has so many different types of caves to explore that you can pick which ones you want to see based on the time of year and the unique possibility’s each cave offers. Indian Well Cave is one of the best to visit in the winter time, as it has a great […]

Ovis Cave in Lava Beds National Monument

Ovis Cave is on the cave loop in Lava Beds National Monument, and it is an excellent beginner cave in the park. At a short 216 feet, this cave can be experienced quickly, and it has an entrance and exit, so you don’t have to go back through the cave to get out. The two […]

Faery Falls Hike in Mt. Shasta

Mt Shasta is one of the most amazing areas for outdoor recreation in Northern California. There are so many waterfalls, hikes, lakes, and summits to explore in the area that I am always finding new ones. On a recent trip, I heard about Faery Falls which is near Lake Siskiyou. The hike is a short […]