8 Orange County Beaches to Visit this Summer

Orange County has some genuinely amazing beaches that people come from all over the country to visit. While this is not a complete list, it features some of my favorite beaches in the county. Be sure to let me know what I left off in the comments. Video Here is a video I made of […]

Switzer Falls Hike in Angeles National Forest

Switzer Falls is an excellent hike in the San Gabriel Mountains, north of Pasadena and Los Angeles. It is probably my favorite hike in this area as it has lots of history, beautiful canyon views, and two nice waterfalls. This reverse hike takes you downhill to the waterfall and then uphill on the way back, […]

Touring the Historic Casino on Catalina Island

The island of Catalina, off the coast of Southern California, has been a popular spot for weekend adventures for over a century, and the landmark building known as the casino is one of the islands most iconic spots. The casino is not a casino in the traditional sense with gambling and such, but a gathering […]

Carbon Canyon Regional Park: Southern California’s Coastal Redwoods

The coastal redwood, one of California’s most beautiful trees, is usually only found outside of Southern California. That is why I was shocked to hear that there is a small grove in a regional park in Yorba Linda, so I hopped into the car to head out to this unique attraction. While the redwoods here […]

12 Things to do in Long Beach

Long Beach is a great Southern California coastal town with a lot to explore. It does have one of the largest shipping ports in the United States, so the city feels pretty massive; but don’t let that scare you away though, I have stayed in Long Beach many times, and it is easy to get […]

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 […]