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 […]

Central Coast Trail Rides in Paso Robles / Creston

Located on the Horsetail Ranch about 30 minutes south of Paso Robles, Central Coast Trail Rides is a great place to have some time with nature while exploring a massive 150-acre ranch. The company takes you on a one hour ride up hills, under trees, and around a lake while letting you enjoy it all […]

LA Waterfront Harbor Tour: Shipping Containers, Vincent Thomas Bridge & Angels Gate Lighthouse

The Port of Los Angeles is over a century old, and one of the most important shipping ports in Southern California. Most people just know it as the spot in Long Beach that they never go to, but that is a mistake as the area is fun to experience and explore. The best way to […]

Kayaking Oakland Estuary from Jack London Square with California Canoe & Kayak

Jack London Square is the central tourist area in downtown Oakland. Located right on the water, it has loads of restaurants and bars scattered around a four block radius. One of the most fun things you can do while exploring the square is to head over to California Canoe & Kayak to get out on […]

Ziplining in the Redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours

When you are in Santa Rosa, and you hear about a ziplining course that takes you through a redwood forest you can help but do it, right? My wife and I took the 40-minute drive from our hotel in Santa Rosa on an early fall morning and got there just in time for our 2.5-hour […]

Kayaking the Mouth of the Russian River in Jenner with Getaway Adventures

While staying in Santa Rosa or driving up Pacific Coast Highway, a nice paddle on the mouth of the Russian River is something everyone should try. This area is right along the ocean but blocked from the waves, so it allows you to have a peaceful few hours kayaking around the calm water with lots […]