Russian Gulch Headlands Trail in Mendocino

Russian Gulch State Park is one of my favorite areas in Northern California. The small park features beautiful coastal views, a waterfall, a sinkhole, and an impressive bridge. It is worth getting out and exploring as it has a little something for everyone. This trail is less than a mile round trip, and it is […]

Big Bear City Guide: Hiking, Restaurants, Activities & Hotels

Big Bear Lake is a popular mountain destination for Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Based on where you live, you can be in Big Bear Lake in less than 2 hours and experiencing the views and fresh air of the city located at 8,000 feet. I have been going to Big Bear Lake for […]

Marshall’s Beach: An Epic San Francisco’s Sunset Spot

San Francisco is a city that is full of amazing places for photography. However, when I am asked what my favorite spot is in the city, it is hard for me to not default to Marshall’s Beach. This small stretch of sand on the southwest side of the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the […]

Twin Peaks: One of San Francisco’s Best Views

While visiting San Francisco, you will no doubt notice the giant radio tower that is situated up on the hill southwest of the city. This area is known as Twin Peaks, and it is a favorite spot for photography and for just getting a great view of the city. It is not as easy to […]

Noon Lodge in Big Bear Lake

Disclosure: This hotel was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. Noon Lodge is an awesome cabin based hotel in Big Bear Lake. The vibe feels like something you would find at the Ace in Downtown LA complete with a mix CD of music that they give you when you check in. Amie […]

Golden Gate Park: Explore of the Best Spots in San Francisco’s Famous Park

Golden Gate Park is San Francisco’s Central Park with over 1,000 acres of public land, and it is a welcomed spot in the city with beautiful views and amazing places to explore. I haven’t gotten a chance to spend as much time here as I would like, but every time I visit I am always […]

Apple Hill: Four Spots to Visit in the Fall

Apple Hill is a favorite spot for Sacramento residents during the fall as it provides a fun escape from the city and one that allows you indulge in all sorts of apple related desserts while also getting a chance to pick your own apples at one of the many orchards. There are over 50 orchards […]

Alpine Slide in Big Bear Lake

The Alpine Slide has been a fixture of Big Bear Lake for decades, and to this day it provides an excellent opportunity for people visiting the area to try their hat at a bobsledding experience. I have driven by it many times over the years but never had a chance to stop until late 2018. […]

Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake celebrates Oktoberfest by going all out on a two-month festival that happens every weekend during September and October. Their Oktoberfest is one of the largest in Southern California, and it is a great excuse to get out of Los Angeles and come up into the mountains for a few days. I finally […]

Inn at the Presidio in San Francisco

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Inn at the Presidio is a fantastic hotel located in an old historic building right in the middle of San Francisco’s Presidio Park and with all of the modern conveniences you have come to expect from upscale hotels. While the Lodge […]