Riding the Skunk Train and Visiting the Model Train Museum in Fort Bragg

I love trains; they are one of my favorite things to photograph and to ride. I have ridden many of California’s famous trains, but I’ve never had the chance to ride the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg until a few weeks ago. This train is one of the most recognized in California, and it goes […]

Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, but all opinions are my own. If you haven’t been to Mendocino, then be sure to add it to your list. It’s a special place with a relaxed vibe, beautiful views and lots of adventures to be had. During our time there we stayed at Brewery Gulch […]

Riding the Skunk Train Railbikes in Fort Bragg

Disclosure: This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. A few weeks back a friend of mine sent me a photo of the new railbikes that run on the Skunk Train tracks in Mendocino. These unique “bikes” feature four large wheels that match up with the train tracks and two seats […]

Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail in Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Consolidated Mine Trail is a short, less than a mile trail in Mammoth Lakes that takes you to the ruins of a once “somewhat successful” mining district. This area was used from the late 1920’s to the early 1930’s, and it ended up producing a little over $100,000. Today you can walk through […]

Hiking to Rainbow Falls, Devil’s Postpile, and Red’s Meadow via Devils Postpile Trail

Devils Postpile National Monument is a beautiful park on the backside of Mammoth Mountain. It has lots of hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, lakes for fishing and unusual geological formations. This trail combines some of the best spots on a 5-mile hike that takes advantage of the summer shuttle system. Here is all the information. Details […]

June Lake Loop: One of Highway 395’s Best Excursions

Highway 395 is full of amazing places to explore, and the June Lake Loop is one of the most beautiful. This 16-mile drive on State Route 158 takes you past a half dozen lakes, providing fantastic views of the high mountains surrounding the small valley. There are restaurants, places to fish and tons of great […]

White Mountain Peak: Hiking California’s Third Highest Mountain

California is home to over a dozen 14’ers (peaks over 14,000 feet) with some of the most popular being Mt. Whitney and Mt. Shasta. If you are training for either of those two or if you just want to take down a 14,000-foot peak, then White Mountain is a good one to test your skills on. […]

Gilroy Garlic Festival: What to do at California’s Garlic Extravaganza

Gilroy, in Northern California, is the self-proclaimed world capital of garlic and a fun stop on Highway 101. This area has been producing garlic for decades and established their supremacy in the garlic world by launching the first Gilroy garlic festival over 40 years ago. It is a famous California event, and 2018 was the […]

California State Fair in Sacramento

The California State Fair is held annually during the summer in the California state capital, Sacramento. This massive fair features rides, shopping and all of the deep fried food you can imagine (deep fried watermelon anyone?). I like going to the LA Fair each year, so I was excited to get a chance to go […]

Inyo Craters Hike in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth Scenic Loop has a lot of short hikes that most people never do, Inyo Craters is one of those hikes. I admit that I have been to the area multiple times over the last six years and this was the first time I had heard about it as well. This short hike leads to […]