The 5 Most Unknown Spots in San Diego

Consider this a challenge, San Diego. I am a non-native Californian. I have lived among you for a long time. I hate to say it, but I know more about your city and your county than any native. I’ve kept quiet about this for years, but when I saw this blog post on Josh’s blog, […]

San Clemente Beach Trail – Walk or Bike Along the Beach

As far as beaches in Southern California go, San Clemente will always have a special place in my heart. I learned to surf and caught my first wave on the beach to the right of the pier and I spent many a college day pursuing the next wave and eating at Pedro’s Tacos. Unbeknownst to me (thanks SocalHiker) there […]

Bluffs Trail in Montaña de Oro

I was looking for a nice little adventure after spending a night at the Madonna Inn and I literally stumbled on the Montaña de Oro State Park which includes the Bluffs Trail. About 5 miles South of Morro Bay, this stretch of coast is one of the more beautiful and easy access hiking areas in the central coast. The highlight […]

Anacapa: Channel Islands National Park

One of the many adventures that has always been high on my priority list has been visiting the Channel Islands National Park. Due to it being 14 miles off the coast of California at its shortest distance and 55 miles at its furthest, this series of islands hold a ton of untouched beauty in their […]

Refugio State Beach

On a trip up Highway 1 you will probably notice the three State Beaches located between Santa Maria and Santa Barbara. I have always wanted to see what they had in store so I stopped by Refugio State Beach to soak in the sun and sand one summer day. This beach is literally a quarter […]

Venice Beach Boardwalk: Shops, Food, Art & Street Performers

Venice Beach is a well-known spot in Southern California, famous for it unique culture and laid back vibe. I always enjoy visiting as you never know what you will find as you stroll the boardwalk lined with shops, restaurants and lots of medical marijuana dispensaries on one side and artists and street performers on the […]

Big Sur: Highway 1’s Perfect Coast

I would venture to say that almost no stretch of 40 miles in the entire United States can compare to the beauty that is found in the Big Sur region of California. It is full of pristine untouched coastline, vast bridges, waterfalls, redwoods, flowers and vistas at every turn. To drive it is to experience […]

Point Dume State Beach: The Beautiful Coast of Malibu

No trip to Malibu would be complete without spending an ample amount of time in the beautiful landscape that makes up the Point Dume national preserve. From its sprawling cliffs to its expansive beaches this area truly houses some of Southern California’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. If you are a southern california resident and […]

1000 Steps Beach in Laguna Beach

One of the best things about living in Southern California is the plethora of beaches all within an hour drive from my house. There are beaches for surfing, camping, swimming and even shopping. Most people are familiar with the main beaches like Newport, Santa Monica, and Huntington, but many aren’t as familiar with the stellar […]

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 […]