Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm: Yucaipa, CA

With over 30 years of history, the Live Oak Canyon Christmas Tree Farm has been a draw for families in the Inland Empire for decades. Just like the Live Oak Canyon Pumpkin Patch that happens earlier in the year, the Christmas Tree Farm is full of festivities that will make picking out your tree a whole […]

Stone Brewing Co. Brewery Tour: Escondido, CA

By far one of my favorite places to visit, eat and hang out in Southern California is at the Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido. This place is so much more then a brewery with its gardens, bistro food and tour of the brewery itself. Since I am such a fan of this place I am […]

La Jolla: San Diego’s Best Kept Secret

Since I myself am based in Southern Califronia, by far the easiest sites to travel to for me are the ones in the southern part of the state. San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, etc are all within two hours from my house. Because of this I often find myself making my way down to […]

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens Review

As I travel around California, I am always on the look out for something that is completely unique. This is why I find so much enjoyment in places like Salvation Mountain or even the Lucha Libre Taco Shop. I feel that creating something that is cookie cutter is hardly ever worth it, that is why […]

LA Union Station, Downtown Los Angeles

As part of  my recent trip to Los Angeles riding public transportation, I am doing a special post on LA Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles. Union station is a really cool place to visit in and of itself, whether ridding in via train, bus, car or by foot. The station has a unique history that […]

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside, CA

By far, my favorite time of the year is the fall season. For us in Southern California, the fall season doesn’t normally mean the changing of colors or dramatic temperature loss, but it does give way to the many great traditions that make me excited for this time of year. Ever since moving to Riverside […]

Barker Dam Trail: Joshua Tree National Park

During my recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park I laid out a list of the things I wanted to do. On the top of that list was the hike to Barker Dam, one of the only areas of the park with water and the site of a good assortment of Indian petroglyphs as well. After […]

A Day At the Races: Santa Anita Racetrack

One of the things I never did much of growing up was go to the racetrack. Of course, you always see it in the gangster movies where people are losing their life savings on a race that was a “sure win,” but I really don’t know anyone in my life who actually goes to the […]

Hiking Sturtevant Falls in Santa Anita Canyon

The Sturtevant Falls hike is one of the easiest and most rewarding hikes you can do in the Los Angeles area. Now while it does have a steep decline during the first half mile, which turns into a steep incline for the last half mile when you are hiking back, the trail is only around […]

Mt Rubidoux Trail and Memorial Park in Riverside, CA

For those of us that live in Riverside, CA, Mt Rubidoux is one of those great places to go out, get a workout and expeirence nature. It is the perfect hike for just about anyone as it is a short and mostly easy (paved) walk to the summit of the mountain, and it has a […]