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 […]

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 […]

Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake celebrates Oktoberfest by going all out on a two-month festival that happens every weekend during September and October. Their Oktoberfest is one of the largest in Southern California, and it is a great excuse to get out of Los Angeles and come up into the mountains for a few days. I finally […]

Gilroy Garlic Festival: What to do at California’s Garlic Extravaganza

Gilroy, in Northern California, is the self-proclaimed world capital of garlic and a fun stop on Highway 101. This area has been producing garlic for decades and established their supremacy in the garlic world by launching the first Gilroy garlic festival over 40 years ago. It is a famous California event, and 2018 was the […]

California State Fair in Sacramento

The California State Fair is held annually during the summer in the California state capital, Sacramento. This massive fair features rides, shopping and all of the deep fried food you can imagine (deep fried watermelon anyone?). I like going to the LA Fair each year, so I was excited to get a chance to go […]

Pageant of the Masters 2018: Living Art in Laguna Beach

Disclosure: I was provided tickets free of charge, but all opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of Festival of Arts Laguna Beach. Pageant of the Master is a tradition in Laguna Beach that has been going for over 80 years. It’s hard to describe without actually seeing it, but basically, it features famous works of […]

Global Winter Wonderland in San Deigo

Each year, in both Sacramento and San Diego, the Global Winter Wonderland descends upon the city and brings with it a carnival-like appearance with tons of unique light displays, food, and rides. I got a chance to check out the San Diego one in 2017 and here is all the information. Details Cost: $22 for […]

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Every year, from the end of November to the middle of December, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair descends on the Cow Palace Exhibition Hall, south of San Francisco. This event is a ton of fun for the whole family as the hall transforms into mid-1800s London, complete with shops, bars, entertainment, and performers. It’s something […]

Christmas in San Francisco: 15 Things to Do for the Holidays

Each year around Christmas I like to go an explore all of the new Christmas related attractions you can find throughout the state. While in the previous years I have focused most of my time on Christmas in Southern California, this year I headed up to San Francisco and tried to find all of the […]

Smorgasburg LA: Weekly Food Event in Los Angeles

In LA there is no shortage of great food or fun events to go to on a weekly basis; however, Smorgasburg which happens every Sunday, is one of my favorites. This gathering of food, drink and shopping vendors takes over the five-acre site used for a weekday produce market and provides a fun atmosphere for […]