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 […]

Big Bear’s Gold Fever Off Road Trail

Big Bear’s Gold Fever Trail is an 11-mile dirt road trail only accessible with a high clearance or 4WD car. It takes you through the beautiful Holcomb Valley, which used to be a thriving gold rush area in the mid-1800’s. While not much is left to see on the trail at many of the stops, […]

26 Things to Do in San Diego

San Diego is a popular destination for tourists and Californians alike. This city has great weather pretty much year round, and it has a ton of amazing spots to explore, here are 26 of my favorites. Video If you want to see all of these recommendations in a video, check it out below. Balboa Park […]

17 Things to do in Lake Tahoe in the Summer

Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite areas in all of California. It is such a beautiful place in both the winter and the summer, but I prefer the summer since you can be out on the lake or hiking in the mountains. While this is not a complete list of spots to explore, it […]

Noon Lodge in Big Bear Lake

Disclosure: This hotel was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. Noon Lodge is an awesome cabin based hotel in Big Bear Lake. The vibe feels like something you would find at the Ace in Downtown LA complete with a mix CD of music that they give you when you check in. Amie […]

Alpine Slide in Big Bear Lake

The Alpine Slide has been a fixture of Big Bear Lake for decades, and to this day it provides an excellent opportunity for people visiting the area to try their hat at a bobsledding experience. I have driven by it many times over the years but never had a chance to stop until late 2018. […]

Oktoberfest in Big Bear Lake

Big Bear Lake celebrates Oktoberfest by going all out on a two-month festival that happens every weekend during September and October. Their Oktoberfest is one of the largest in Southern California, and it is a great excuse to get out of Los Angeles and come up into the mountains for a few days. I finally […]

Pageant of the Masters 2018: Living Art in Laguna Beach

Disclosure: I was provided tickets free of charge, but all opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of Festival of Arts Laguna Beach. Pageant of the Master is a tradition in Laguna Beach that has been going for over 80 years. It’s hard to describe without actually seeing it, but basically, it features famous works of […]

Tacos El Gordo: Best Tacos in San Diego

If you are a fan of Mexican food and anywhere near San Diego, then you have no doubt heard of and probably visited multiple times Tacos el Gordo. This Tijuana transplant makes some of the best tacos I have ever had, and even though the line is practically always massive, I have never been disappointed […]

Ironwoods Off-Road Rentals in Ocotillo Wells

Anza Borrego State Park and Ocotillo Wells Recreation area are two places that have a wealth of areas to explore, most of which cannot be accessed without an offroad vehicle. Since Ocotillo Wells is one of the most popular off-roading regions in California, I partnered with Ironwoods and Polaris Adventures to rent one of their […]