Hiking Mt Shasta via the Avalanche Gulch Trail

Mt Shasta is a 14,180-foot volcanic peak in the northern part of California, only an hour or so from the Oregon border. Hiking to the summit is 11 miles round trip, but it is the hardest hike I have done to date and something you absolutely need to be prepared for before you undertake it. […]

Captain Jacks Stronghold in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is a popular location for caving in Northern California, but it also holds a lot of historical significance too, mainly related to the Native American population and their interactions with the settlers in the area. One of the primary historic points of interest is in the Captain Jack’s Stronghold area and here […]

Living Memorial Sculpture Garden on Highway 97

The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden is off Highway 97 in Northern California, and it is a unique area full of sculptures related to wars and the effects of wars. The garden is free to visit, and it is a fantastic stop on a road trip as it is a great way to stretch your legs walking around […]

Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery: Oldest on the West Coast

The Mt Shasta Fish Hatchery was opened in 1888, and it is the oldest trout hatchery West of the Mississippi. It is still in use today with multiple ponds featuring thousands of fish, and it is a fun road trip stop for the whole family in the town of Mt Shasta. Here is all the information […]

Falafels Drive In: Awesome Middle Eastern Food in San Jose

As one of the most popular places for a meal in San Jose, Falafels Drive-In is always busy, but it is worth the wait. This walk-up counter spot makes falafel sandwiches and other types of Middle Eastern food, all with their own unique sauces and side dishes like the pita chip fries. I finally got […]

Camp Tulelake and Segregation Center in Tulelake

The Japanese Internment during World War Two is one of the many sad pieces of California’s past. I first learned about it when I went to Manzanar on Highway 395 but I have wanted to go up to Tulelake and see the camp there as well. I finally got a chance to do that a […]

Mt Shasta Resort: Hotel and Golf Course in Mt Shasta

Disclosure: This hotel was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that feels more like a home then a hotel, Mt Shasta Resort is it. This resort features a golf course, and many of the rooms are located right next to Lake Siskiyou. […]

20 Things to Do in Sacramento

Sacramento is the state capitol of California, and while it is not one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions, it is still a great place to explore with a lot of fun adventures. Here is a list of my 20 favorite spots in the city, be sure to leave your favorite in the comments. […]

Big Painted Cave & Symbol Bridge in Lava Beds National Monument

Lava Beds National Monument is rich in Native American history as the area was significant to the Modoc People. One of the best ways to see this history in the park is to visit Big Painted Cave and Symbol Bridge which have cave paintings and pictographs that adorn a few of the walls. Here is […]

15 Things to Do in Siskiyou

Siskiyou County is located in northern California, from the town of Dunsmuir all the way up to the Oregon border, and there are a ton of places to explore in the area. Everything from hikes and waterfalls to restaurants and trains can be seen along this stretch of Highway 5. While I have not done […]