Mama’s: Best Breakfast in San Francisco

For over 50 years, this small restaurant on the corner of Stockton and Filbert, in the Washington Square of San Francisco, has been attracting crowds with its amazing breakfast foods. I had heard it was one of the best so on a recent trip I braved the crazy lines to get a sample of Mama’s on Washington […]

Palace of Fine Arts: European Ruins in San Francisco

One of the most beautiful places to visit in all of San Francisco is the art exhibit created to mimic the beautiful remains of a fictional structure called the Palace of Fine Arts. This series of buildings, juxtaposed with a man-made lagoon that surrounds it, is a fun place for photo shoots, a casual stroll or even a picnic with […]

Mosaic Steps on 16th Avenue in San Francisco

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, located in the Southern end of San Francisco, about 15 minutes from Golden Gate Park is a neighborhood wide project where people got together and donated to change 163 steps into a work of art. When I visited San Francisco this was high on my list to experience and you […]

Wave Organ of San Francisco

One of the more unique attractions in the city of San Francisco is the wave organ. Located on a jetty that forms the small Boat Harbor in the Marina district of San Francisco, this collection of pipes that feed directly into the ocean create both a unique place to explore and a beautiful experience, as you hear […]

Swan Oyster Depot: 100 Years of Epic Seafood

When I walked by Swan Oyster Depot for the first time I was amazed by two things, how small the place was and how many people were in line. It was a Friday afternoon at around 1:30 PM and there was about 50 people waiting for the 12 seats this restaurant has. I was immediately […]

Whiskeytown Falls: A Hidden Waterfall

The State Park of Whiskeytown is about 15 miles outside of Redding and has a ton of stuff to do. It surronds a huge and beautiful lake that has beaches, hiking and water sports for every member of the family. When I went there, I went for one of the widely recognized “best waterfalls in […]

Charles M. Shultz Peanuts Museum in Santa Rosa

Since I was already going to Santa Rosa for the Russian River Brewery, I decided to Yelp what else was in the area and stumbled upon the Charles Shultz Museum. Now I am not a huge fan, but I like Peanuts as much as the next person, so since I was already in the area, […]

Shasta State Park: Ghost Town Near Redding

Located less than 5 miles from Redding city center are the unique remains of one of California’s busiest towns during the gold rush of the early 1900’s, the town of Shasta. The town itself has now become a State Park and is literally on the highway that you would take to get to Whiskeytown Recreation Area, so […]

Castle Crags State Park: Hiking, Camping & A Vista Point

Castle Crags State Park is a true hidden gem in the mountains between Redding and Mt Shasta. It has thousands of acres of land, with the spotlight being the strange rock formations that are the centerpiece of the park. The crags themselves jut out of the forest landscape in an otherworldly way. There is just […]

Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa: Home of Pliney the Elder

While driving down Highway 101 through Santa Rosa, I busted out Yelp and saw a restaurant / brewery with over 1,000 reviews and knew it had to be checked out. When I told others about it they informed me of the massive following that their main beer called “Pliney the Elder” has and how it […]