Ladder Canyon & Big Painted Canyon in Mecca

I am always searching for unique new hikes to do in Southern California, especially those with something different than you would expect. So when I heard about Ladder Canyon (yes, I was very late to the game on this one), I quickly set a time to hike it with Chris from the Last Adventurer. This hike […]

Iron Zoo in Coalinga: Animals Painted on Oil Pumps

I initially heard about the Iron Zoo on this site, which has a lot of great information on the strange spots all over the USA. On a recent road trip down Highway 5, I decided to stop and see what it was like for myself though. While this area is nowhere near what I am […]

15 Best Roadside Attractions in California

While I haven’t traveled every highway in California, I have put a lot of miles on my tiny Toyota Matrix in an effort to find all of the best hidden spots around this fantastic state of ours. In doing so I have stumbled on some truly fantastic roadside attractions and I wanted to share my […]

Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree

If you follow this site then you know that a spot like this is right up my alley. Noah Purifoy is an artist that I actually first got turned onto when I visited LACMA and saw some of his unique assemblage sculptures that are on display at the museum currently. After further research I found that […]

Twisted Oak Tavern in Agoura Hills: Home of Hogzilla

The Twisted Oak Tavern is one of those spots that I wish I had gone to earlier. From the atmosphere to the food, everything has been prepared in a way that makes it easy to approach and fun to visit. Add to that the unique menu which includes things like the Hogzilla (full pig head) and […]

Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Garden in Paso Robles

I am always trying to find unique and fun spots to explore when I travel up and down California. When I was in Paso Robles a few weeks ago I stumbled on Sculpterra Winery & Sculpture Gardens and looked like exactly what I like exploring. This full winery has many varietals of wine, pistachios grown […]

Toads Hollow: A Tunnel Underpass for Toads in Davis

If you are driving through Davis and want to see a strange, quick five minute stop then why not head over to Toads Hollow, the tunnel that helps toads safely cross the road. This collection of houses and small toad statues, located in a USPS lot, has a slew of unique history and is not something you see […]

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 […]

Richard’s Lunchbox: Eating in a Plane in Tulare

If you are looking for a fun spot to eat with great food while driving on Highway 99, then you could do a lot worse than Richards Lunchbox. This unique restaurant is built inside of an old plane that has been parked a few blocks off the downtown street in Tulare. As you pull up the […]

Wurstkuche: Exotic Sausages in Los Angeles

Located right in the art district, in what is quickly becoming a fun hipster area of downtown LA, Wurstkuche is the king of strange meat sausages. Their menu features everything from rattlesnake and bison to pork and rabbit. It is the place to go if you want to try something new. Here is all the […]