8 Things to do in Yosemite Valley in the Winter

Yosemite National Park is one of the most amazing places in California. Each season the park changes and shows a different side of itself, with winter being one of my personal favorite times to visit. Here are some of my favorite things to do in the winter in Yosemite and let me know what I […]

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: Blankets of Orange Poppys

Much like the amazing fall season, California shows its colors in the spring with its wildflowers. I was able to see some on my time in the Mojave last month but nothing like what was in Antelope Valley this April. If you hear that there is a super bloom (which only happens every couple of […]

Sabroso Taco, Beer & Music Festival in Orange County

When I first heard about this festival, which combines music and tacos I knew it was going to be something I needed to attend. Add to that the fact that the music was the perfect collection of bands from when I was in high school (Offspring, Sum 41, Lit, Unwritten Law) and you had the […]

Walker Canyon Poppy Super Bloom in Lake Elsinore

Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore is the home of the poppy super bloom for 2019 and by now you have no doubt heard all about this amazing event. For those that haven’t, the fields of Lake Elsinore along the popular Walker Canyon Trail are basically covered in orange poppies for as far as the eye […]

Snowshoeing to Middle McCloud Falls

McCloud Falls is a three-tiered waterfall that you can hike or drive to easily during the summer. During the winter, however, the road is not plowed, and these waterfalls are only accessible via snowshoe. This adds a few miles to get to each of the falls, but it also makes for an amazing and almost […]

Phantom Falls Hike in North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve

Phantom Falls is a seasonal waterfall in Oroville, California that is incredibly unique in the way the small creek feeds an impressive and tall waterfall. Add to this that Phantom Falls is one of three waterfalls you can see on the hike and you have the recipe for a pretty amazing adventure. Do note that […]

12 Things to do in Cambria: Restaurants, Hikes, Beaches & More

This post is sponsored by Visit Cambria. All opinions are my own. Cambria is one of my favorite towns on the central coast and one I recommend often when people are looking for a relaxed weekend. While there are lots of great things to do all around Cambria (such as the excellent access to Big […]

Cambria Beach Lodge Hotel Review

This experience was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. Cambria is an amazing central coast town that I have visited many times and continuously go back to explore more. My favorite area to stay is along Moonstone Beach Drive, which is right across from the beach, and our most recent stay at […]

How to Experience Yosemite National Park’s Firefall

Yosemite National Park’s Firefall is probably the most popular natural phenomenon that happens each year in the park. This “event” usually occurs during the last two weeks of February each year, but it is dependent on the water levels feeding the seasonal Horsetail Falls and having a clear sky so that the sun can reflect […]

Yankee Jim’s Bridge in Colfax

Yankee Jim’s Bridge is a suspension bridge in the city of Colfax that was built over 90 years ago, and that is a historic bridge with a great swimming hole below it. Just getting to the bridge is an adventure though with a 3 mile, mostly one lane dirt road that you must traverse to even […]