San Manuel Pow Wow in San Bernardino

The San Manuel Pow Wow is the largest of its kind in California, with hundreds of dancers descending on Cal State San Bernardino for a weekend celebrating Native American culture. Before being invited to the event, I had no idea how big it was and how much fun it is to attend. All of the […]

Dana Point Tall Ships Festival: Participating in a Cannon Battle

Dana Point is a small coastal town in Orange County and once a year it has a half dozen tall ships descend on its harbor for the annual Tall Ships Festival. I saw the fliers for this when I was down in Dana Point a few weeks ago to write this post and added it […]

Sabroso Taco, Beer & Music Festival: The Offspring, Sum 41, Lucha Libre & Competitive Eating

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 […]

Desert X Art Show in the Coachella Valley: Finding the Mirror House and 11 Other Exhibits

Desert X has officially closed, but the Mirror House is on display for a little longer. You can check if it is still open here. Desert X is one of those expansive art events that is worthy of the journey it takes to visit all of its unique pieces. This show, if you can call […]

St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego: Largest Parade West of the Mississippi

Hosted by the Irish Congress of Southern California, the annual St Patricks Day Parade in San Diego is the largest parade West of the Mississippi and is a great family friendly event. This parade just celebrated its 37th year and it gathers the entire community together for a chance to be Irish for the day. I […]

The 14th Factory: A Massive Art Installation in Downtown LA

Created by the artist Simon Birch, the 14th Factory on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles is an innovative art show that has taken over a large, empty industrial warehouse. Inside of that warehouse, artists from all over the world have come together to create a unique and immersive experience. I got a chance to […]

Dana Point Harbor Waterfall: One of SoCal’s Most Spectacular Seasonal Waterfalls

Over the past four years, California has been in a drought, and the waterfalls that are prevalent in Southern California have become nothing more than a trickle. 2017 changed this though with a ton of rain that lead to strong flows from some of the most elusive waterfalls, like this one in Dana Point Harbor. […]

Medieval Times: Dinner & Jousting for the Whole Family in Buena Park

Medieval Times is a dinner theater in Buena Park that features a nightly show where there is jousting, fighting, horse tricks and even a falcon that makes an appearance. It is one of those places I went to a couple of times growing up but didn’t think I would enjoy when I was an adult. […]

OUE Skyspace: Glass Slide & Open Air Observation Deck in Los Angeles

Much like Chicago and New York before it, Los Angeles now has its very own observation deck so you can experience the city from above. The deck is 70 floors up, and it provides unparalleled views of Los Angeles and the area surrounding it. I got a chance to check it out opening weekend, and it […]

JPL Open House: Exploring Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

Just like the fictional chocolate factory in Willie Wonka, the elusive JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) opens its doors one weekend a year for a fantastic open house. In the past few years, demand has grown exponentially to visit this spot, leading to over 45,000 people coming last year and the introduction of an online ticketing […]