Seven Dishes You Must Eat in Torrance

The city of Torrance, located between San Pedro and Redondo Beach, is home to one of the largest malls in America and dozens of fantastic eateries. I am always looking for the most unique foods to try when I go to a new city, so this list is seven food experiences you need to have […]

Madrona Marsh Preserve Hike in Torrance

The Madrona Marsh, in the middle of Torrance, is one of the last vernal wetlands remaining in the South Bay area of Southern California. With a few miles of hiking trails, it is a great spot to get a little open space time right in the middle of the city. I was surprised by how […]

Matarango Museum: Petroglyphs & History in Ridgecrest

The Matarango Museum in Ridgecrest is a relatively small museum with a few main exhibits. That being said, it is one of the better places in the area to learn about historic petroglyphs, and they even have tours out to one of the best preserved and not publicity accessible petroglyph canyons that you can pay […]

LA Maritime Museum in the Port of Los Angeles

In the historic Port of Los Angeles, the LA Maritime Museum is a famous building from 1941 that is now a full-fledged museum. Built as a ferry terminal for workers heading over to Terminal Island, the LA Maritime Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. After the bridge had been constructed, this building […]

Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene

Cesar Chavez National Monument is an area dedicated to one of the most influential Latino leaders in the United States during the last century. Mr. Chavez was responsible for bringing awareness to the plight of farm workers and leading to the first agricultural union. This small area in the city of Keene, run by the NPS, protects some […]

Santa Cruz Island Guide: Hiking, Camping & Exploring Channel Islands National Park’s Biggest Island

Channel Islands National Park consists of a collection of five islands off the coast of Southern California. The most popular of these is Santa Cruz Island, which is what this guide is about. It is the easiest to get to of the larger islands, and it has lots of great hiking trails and camping spots […]

Sabroso Taco, Beer & Music Festival: The Offspring, Sum 41, Lucha Libre & Competitive Eating

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 […]

Desert X Art Show in the Coachella Valley: Finding the Mirror House and 11 Other Exhibits

Desert X has officially closed, but the Mirror House is on display for a little longer. You can check if it is still open here. Desert X is one of those expansive art events that is worthy of the journey it takes to visit all of its unique pieces. This show, if you can call […]

Port of Los Angeles Attractions: Restaurants, Lighthouses, Harbor Tours & Aquariums

Comprised of over 43 miles of waterfront, across the harbor from Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles is one of the countries busiest ports. While most of it is not really accessible to the public, they are working to make the area a destination that people will want to come down and explore. I […]

Cabrillo Aquarium in San Pedro

Right on the water in the Port of Los Angeles, the Cabrillo Aquarium is a great spot for the whole family to explore. Of course, young children will probably like it the most, but I found it to be a great aquarium as an adult as well. There was a lot to see in the […]