Mt Shasta Resort: Hotel and Golf Course in Mt Shasta

Disclosure: This hotel was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that feels more like a home then a hotel, Mt Shasta Resort is it. This resort features a golf course, and many of the rooms are located right next to Lake Siskiyou. […]

Ironwoods Off-Road Rentals in Ocotillo Wells

Anza Borrego State Park and Ocotillo Wells Recreation area are two places that have a wealth of areas to explore, most of which cannot be accessed without an offroad vehicle. Since Ocotillo Wells is one of the most popular off-roading regions in California, I partnered with Ironwoods and Polaris to rent one of their vehicles […]

Strawberry Peak in the San Gabriel Mountain Range

Strawberry Peak is one of those hikes that I have wanted to do for years but never made a priority. It is the tallest mountain in the front range of the San Gabriels, beating San Gabriel Peak by 3 feet, and it stands at 6,164 feet tall. This peak is a great hike, relatively close […]

Lizard Mouth Rock in Santa Barbara

Located in the hills above Santa Barbara, this short trail takes you to a rock that looks like a lizard’s mouth. Whether or not it really looks like one is up for debate, but that is the name given to this rock formation, and it is a fun short hike in the area with great […]

Salmon Creek Falls in Big Sur

Salmon Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall in the southern portion of Big Sur, that is only a short distance off the road, but that features an unmaintained hike to get to its base. With the closures still in effect (as of Spring 2018) this trail is right near where Highway 1 is closed and […]

20 Things to Do in Sacramento

Sacramento is the state capitol of California, and while it is not one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, it is still a great place to explore with a lot of fun adventures. Here is a list of my 20 favorite spots in the city, be sure to leave your favorite in the comments. […]

Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Tour in San Simeon

North of Hearst Castle in San Simeon sits the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, which is a beautiful, historic lighthouse that is accessible via guided tour only. The tours happen twice a week, and I was able to take one a little while back. It was a fun time exploring this old lighthouse, but it did take […]

Driving on the Beach in Pismo & Oceano Dunes Recreation Area

In the central part of California, there is only one place where you can drive your vehicle on the beach, and that is in Oceano / Pismo Beach. This stretch of sand is accessible to any car (but you want to take a 4WD if you can, so that you don’t get stuck and get […]

Cerro San Luis: Hiking “Madonna Mountain” in San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a fun town located between the coastal communities of Pismo Beach and Morro Bay. It is a great spot to spend a few days with lots of shopping and places to explore like the Gum Wall, Madonna Inn and Bishop’s Peak. On a recent trip, we decided to hike to Cerro San […]

Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach

California’s Central Coast has many lighthouses you can tour, and what I like about them is that each one is a lot different than the others. The Point San Luis Lighthouse is one of the most unique since it looks like an old Victorian house, instead of the traditional tall cylinder shape of the lighthouses […]