Avalon Day Trip: What to do on Catalina Island

One of the unique things about Southern California is the quick and easy access to the coastal islands ranging from Catalina to the Channel Islands National Park. You can make a day trip out of visiting these, and doing so will give you insight into a culture and lifestyle that is similar yet different from […]

Ziplines at Pacific Crest: Southern California’s Premier Zipline Tour

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ziplines at Pacific Crest. All opinions are 100% mine. When you think of ziplining over the trees, you often think of tropical locations and not Southern California; however, only 70 miles east of Los Angeles, in the town of Wrightwood, Ziplines at Pacific Crest […]

Crystal Cove State Park: El Moro Loop Trail

Crystal Cove State Park is a beautiful area in Laguna Beach that includes 3 miles of coastline and dozens of miles of hiking trails. I set out to explore the most popular trail, the El Moro Loop Trail, which included hiking through a nice canyon and going along a ridge that overlooked the ocean. It […]

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve: Blankets of Orange Poppys

Much like the amazing fall season, California shows its colors in the spring with its wildflowers. I was able to see some on my time in the Mojave last month but nothing like what was in Antelope Valley this April. If you hear that there is a super bloom (which only happens every couple of […]

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 […]

Walker Canyon Poppy Super Bloom in Lake Elsinore

Walker Canyon in Lake Elsinore is the home of the poppy super bloom for 2019 and by now you have no doubt heard all about this amazing event. For those that haven’t, the fields of Lake Elsinore along the popular Walker Canyon Trail are basically covered in orange poppies for as far as the eye […]

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, […]

10 Things to do on Coronado Island

Coronado Island, which is not really an island but more of a peninsula is one of my favorite places to visit while in San Diego. The island has a lot of charm with historic old buildings, fun restaurants, great beaches and beautiful views of the San Diego skyline, here are ten things you can do […]

Hiking to the Wisdom Tree and Hollywood Sign

Hiking to the Hollywood Sign is something that most visitors want to do when they come to Los Angeles. While there are many ways to get there, one of the shortest (but steepest) is the hike to the Wisdom Tree on Burbank Peak and over the Getty Ridge Trail? To the back of the Hollywood […]

Father Crowley Overlook: Where Jets Practice Flying through Star Wars Canyon

Death Valley National Park is full of exciting things to see like the rocks that move on their own and the lowest point in the USA; however, many people don’t know about Father Crowley Overlook on the western outskirts of the park. This vista point is a famous spot for fighter jets to test their […]