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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mitchell Caverns Tour in Mojave National Preserve

The Mitchell Caverns in Providence State Park are one of the only show caves in Southern California. They finally reopened after being closed for over five years, and if you haven’t explored them, do it now. The caves are only accessible via a guided tour that happens two days a week and is hard to […]

Sunset Cliffs Open Ceiling Sea Cave in San Diego

The open ceiling sea cave in the Sunset Cliffs area of San Diego is one of those places that’s hard to believe is in California. This massive sea cave is a fantastic spot for photos, and due to the difficulty of access (only during a negative tide), it stays relatively secluded. If you want to […]

Exploring Joshua Tree with One Eleven Watches

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of One Eleven for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. This post is the second in my series where I test out the new One Eleven Watch. You can read the first in this series, where I do some beach hiking, here. For this post, I […]

Exploring Del Mar with One Eleven Watches

This post is sponsored by One Eleven Watches. All opinions are my own. There are two things that I love owning, the first is any type of camera gear and the second is watches. I probably have more then I need of both, but I keep collecting. So when Fossil asked for my help testing […]

Whitewater Rafting the Trinity River Outside of Redding

With the amount of rain we have had in California this year (2017), I figured it would be a very good time to get out and do some whitewater rafting. On a recent trip up to Northern California, some friends and I went over to the Trinity River and booked a trip with Trinity River […]

Palm Springs Aerial Tramway: Ride from the Cactus to the Clouds

The Palm Springs desert can be a hot place to be in the summer, so being able to take a 15-minute tram ride up over 6,000 feet is a welcome escape. The Palm Springs Ariel Tram, located 10 minutes outside of town, is just that. This engineering marvel has been here for over 50 years, […]

How to Have a San Francisco Day Trip From Southern California via Plane

Want to a take a day trip from Southern California to San Francisco via plane? This post will show you how to do it and what it costs. The reason why I did it this way was that hotels were costly when I wanted to go, and Southwest has cheap direct flights, so I paid […]