Temescal Alley: Where to Eat, Shop & Explore in Oakland’s Favorite Alley

When researching places to explore in Oakland’s up and coming neighborhoods, you will no doubt here praise for the Temescal area over and over again. This trendy district has become a go-to spot for some of the city best shopping, food and drinks. The highlight here is the small alleys known as Temescal Alley and […]

Jelly Belly Factory Tour: Learn How Jelly Beans are Made in Fairfield

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fan of Jelly Beans. When I was growing up, my mom would even buy me the jar of beans from Costco with a few pounds of Jelly Beans in it, and I would devour the whole thing in a matter of days. So when […]

12 Unique Places/Shops/Museums to Visit in Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay is located right on Pacific Coast Highway, about 45 minutes South of San Francisco. It is a beautiful town with a fantastic location on the coast and lots of fun activities and shops to keep you interested. There are many great places to visit for food such as Via Uno, It’s Italia […]

Downtown Palm Springs: 12 Spots to Check Out

If you are a traditional shopper then I am sure you do not need any help from me with what are the best things to explore in downtown Palm Spring’s plethora of shops. I for one am not a traditional shopper though, I enjoy finding the more unique spots to explore in the city. While many of […]

Loleta Cheese Factory: Homemade Cheese on Highway 101

Loleta Cheese Factory is a small cheese company in Northern California and it is a great spot for a quick detour on a road trip. Open 7 days a week it is just 5 minutes off the freeway and has samples of over 20 different types of cheese that you can try. If you are there when […]

Whimsic Alley: The Geek Store You Have Dreamed About

Update 2017: This store has unfortunately closed. Whimsic Alley is the reason why I love living near big cities like LA, you just never know what you are going to find. This great store is dedicated to nerd culture and whisks you away to a fantasy world as soon as you walk through its doors. With […]

Sunny Jim’s Cave & Store in La Jolla

One of the many unique things you can do on a trip to La Jolla is head into Sunny Jim’s Cave. This fun attraction is a store that has a 143 step man made tunnel built into it that heads down to a large sea cave below. Since the early 1900’s it has been giving visitors access to this […]

Dapper Cadaver: Hollywood’s Favorite Horror Movie Prop Store

If you are looking for something really weird and fun to do in LA, look no further than this post; however, I have to note that this place is not for those with a queasy stomach or for children. It is stocked to the brim with horror movie props and because of that some of the stuff […]

Bravo Farms in Traver – Food, Tree Houses & Antiques on Highway 99

California is a big state and driving across it as much as I do can get tiresome if you don’t know where to stop. Recently, on Highway 99, I was tipped off to an awesome place called Bravo Farms and I can easily say that it is has now been added to my preferred pit […]

Charlie Brown Farms: The Roadside Shop that Sells Everything

Charlie Brown Farms, what is there to say about this place that can do it justice? It is the home of literally everything, from food to dinosaurs to shopping. It is Antelope Valley’s Largest gift shop, it has the worlds largest beef jerky and it can easily kill an hour of your life. If this […]