Paramount Pictures Studio Tour in Hollywood

When in Hollywood, most people will want to see something related to the movies. While there is the famous walk of fame and places like that, one of the best ways to go behind the scenes of the movies is to tour one of the studio backlots. There are three ways to do this, Sony, […]

Olvera St : What to do in El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument

Olvera Street in Downtown LA is an awesome beacon of Mexican-American culture that is always lively and fun to explore. The entire area is called El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, and it takes up multiple city blocks in Downtown Los Angeles. Since it is right across the street from Union Station, it is a […]

Touring the Sriracha Factory of Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale

If you have been to a Chinese food restaurant, then you have no doubt seen/experienced the spicy goodness that is Sriracha. The iconic plastic bottle with the rooster on the front and the green top is one of the most popular condiments in the USA, and it is produced right here in Southern California. I […]

Snoopy’s Home Ice Skating Rink & Warm Puppy Cafe in Santa Rosa

Also known as the Redwood Empire Ice Rink, Snoopy’s Home Ice has become a go-to spot for all Peanuts fans. Located in the heart of the Peanut’s Complex in Santa Rosa, this ice rink has a great history that is still living on to the day. The arena, opened in 1969 by Charles M. Schulz, […]

Mellow Fellow: The Bar on the California/Nevada State Line

This small bar in Kings Beach, close to the water of Lake Tahoe, is a great spot for a snack and a beer after a long day of exploring the area. The best part about this bar though is that it is pretty much “unofficially” split down the middle of California and Nevada. I say […]

Three Winter Weekend Adventures for Bay Area Explorers

When living in the Bay Area, it can be easy to forget how close the Sierra Nevada mountains are and how many awesome opportunities they hold. I know that in San Francisco I love driving the coast, exploring the rich culinary scene and wandering Muir Woods, but I also like getting out of the area […]

Glo Mini Golf: Glow in the Dark Mini Golf in Riverside

Over the last half decade, the Inland Empire section of Southern California has been adding a lot of fantastic new adventures ranging from new food options to activities. The newest of these is Glo Golf, a glow in the dark, black light mini golf course in the Tyler Mall of Riverside. This course offers 27 holes […]

Mission Inn: Riverside’s Historic Hotel

The Mission Inn is one of the most famous hotels in California, everyone from presidents to celebrities have graced its grounds. Home to Festival of Lights, one of the best light shows in the USA, and steeped in unique history, it is a fantastic spot for a stay or a visit in Riverside. You can […]

Big Pines Zipline: Soaring Over Wrightwood at 50 MPH

Update 2019: This is now the Ziplines at Pacific Crest. Read more about them here. Update 2016: I have been told this location is closed until further notice.  When I hiked Mt Baden-Powell a few weeks ago I noticed the sign for Big Pines Ziplining and knew I had to check it out. Two weeks later […]

Bravo Farms in Traver – Food, Tree Houses & Antiques on Highway 99

California is a big state and driving across it as much as I do can get tiresome if you don’t know where to stop. Recently, on Highway 99, I was tipped off to an awesome place called Bravo Farms and I can easily say that it is has now been added to my preferred pit […]