Badwater Basin in Death Valley: Lowest Point the USA

No trip to Death Valley would be complete without a stop at the lowest point in North America. Badwater Basin is that point, and it is located right in the heart of the Death Valley National Park. Details Short flat walk Very popular so parking can fill up Getting There Badwater is located on the […]

Stone Brewing Co. Brewery Tour: Escondido, CA

By far one of my favorite places to visit, eat and hang out in Southern California is at the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. This place is so much more then a brewery with its gardens, bistro food and tour of the brewery itself. Since I am such a fan of this place I am […]

McWay Waterfall Trail: Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

The McWay Waterfall in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park is one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. The water cascades down the face of the cliff and lands right on the sand, feeding the ocean itself. It looks to me like something out of a movie with the shear beauty this little […]

Yosemite: Half Dome Photography From Glacier Point

Bar none, one of my top three places in the whole of California is Yosemite. If you are been their you no doubt have the memories as I do of the first time you drive through that tunnel and see Yosemite Valley. It will be forever imprinted on my mind as over the years I […]

La Jolla: San Diego’s Best Kept Secret

Since I myself am based in Southern Califronia, by far the easiest sites to travel to for me are the ones in the southern part of the state. San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, etc are all within two hours from my house. Because of this I often find myself making my way down to […]

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Review

As I travel around California, I am always on the look out for something that is completely unique. This is why I find so much enjoyment in places like Salvation Mountain or even the Lucha Libre Taco Shop. I feel that creating something that is cookie cutter is hardly ever worth it, that is why […]

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside, CA

By far, my favorite time of the year is the fall season. For us in Southern California, the fall season doesn’t normally mean the changing of colors or dramatic temperature loss, but it does give way to the many great traditions that make me excited for this time of year. Ever since moving to Riverside […]

Barker Dam Trail: Joshua Tree National Park

During my recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park I laid out a list of the things I wanted to do. On the top of that list was the hike to Barker Dam, one of the only areas of the park with water and the site of a good assortment of Indian petroglyphs as well. After […]

A Day At the Races: Santa Anita Racetrack

One of the things I never did much of growing up was go to the racetrack. Of course, you always see it in the gangster movies where people are losing their life savings on a race that was a “sure win,” but I really don’t know anyone in my life who actually goes to the […]

Hiking Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon

The Sturtevant Falls hike is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes you can do in the Los Angeles area. Now while it does have a steep decline during the first half mile, which turns into a steep incline for the last half mile when you are hiking back, the trail is only around […]