Soda Springs & Parsons Memorial Lodge in Tuolumne Meadows

When visiting the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park, there are two quick and easy attractions that most people choose to see, Soda Springs and Parson’s Memorial Lodge. These two spots are pieces of history in Yosemite and make for a great little hike in the area. Details 1.5 miles round trip Flat Location: […]

Southwest Museum of the American Indian: LA’s First Museum

The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, created by Charles Lummis in 1907, was the first museum ever set up in Los Angeles. So if for nothing else, then you need to see it to experience that unique history. The museum is currently going through a renovation, and there is only one main exhibit that […]

Mt Whitney Historic Fish Hatchery on Highway 395

As you may know, I am a huge fan of driving Highway 395. Each and every time I make the trip I find something new to explore and this time was no different. While driving through the town of Independence, I saw a sign for the Mt Whitney Historic Fish Hatchery, so I decided to […]

Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns on Highway 395

While driving up Highway 395, you have no doubt seen the historical marker signs for the Cottonwood Kilns, South of Lone Pine in the Owens Valley. These kilns used to sit on Cottonwood Creek, which dried up when the water from the lake was diverted, and now they sit in relative disarray as a memory […]

Sutro Baths: One of San Francisco’s Most Unique Spots

One of the most popular spots for sunset in San Francisco is not the Golden Gate Bridge, but the Sutro Baths. These unique ocean fed baths were once a popular area for the public to play while in San Francisco. Today they have been preserved so that you can explore them, but I doubt you […]

Buena Vista Winery: California’s Oldest Winery

While it may seem like the California wine culture has only been around for a few decades, you will be surprised to know that the oldest winery in the state, Buena Vista, has been producing wines in one way or another for over a century and a half. It is a beautiful and incredibly historic […]

Eastern Sierra Museum in Independence on Highway 395

While driving up Highway 395, in the small town of Independence, there is a fantastic little museum that houses the area’s history and displays it beautifully. This spot is known as the Eastern Sierra Museum, and I got a chance to visit it on a recent road trip, here is all the information. Details Free […]

Birthplace of A&W Root Beer in Lodi

Before becoming a wine town, Lodi’s claims to fame was being the birthplace of A&W Root Beer. While there is not anything left of the original building, there is still a lot of fun memorabilia and experiences you can have in Lodi visiting the roots of this famous American establishment here is all the info. Details […]

San Joaquin County Historical Museum in Lodi

In a small regional park in Lodi, CA sits one of the better historical museums I have been to during my explorations of California. The San Joaquin Historical Museum is a must visit if you are in the area and you like history as much as I do. The exhibits here have been crafted with […]

Mission San Miguel Arcangel: One of the Best California Missions

Mission San Miguel Arcangel was the sixteenth of the California Missions to be founded, and it opened its doors in 1797. While the original church was destroyed, the current chapel was built in the early 1800’s and the mission itself is one of the most beautiful for the old style that is still on display […]