Center of the World in Felicity: Granite Museum, Paris Stairs & Church on the Hill

Located in the southeast corner of California, only a few miles from Mexico and Arizona, sits the “official” center of the world. The small town of Felicity, population less than 10, is recognized by a France and a few other countries in the EU as the center of the world. The USA and others still haven’t […]

International Banana Museum: Salton Sea’s Funniest Museum

Salton Sea is home to a lot of unique things such as Salvation Mountain and the mud pots. What you may not know though is that it also houses the famous International Banana Museum as well. I have driven by it many time but it is always closed when I go, just my luck though, […]

The Big List of Northern California Strange & Unique Spots

After writing about my favorite strange spots in Southern California, I realized that there are a lot of people that like exploring unique stuff like I do. While I haven’t traveled to Northern California as much as I would like, I do have a lot of recommendations, and this post will continue to grow and […]

Worlds Tallest Unsupported Flagpole in Calipatria

This is a short post as there isn’t a lot to really say about this spot other then that I like stopping at weird fun things like this so I had to see it myself. In the small town of Calipatria there is a massive flagpole, it is so big that you can see it […]

Eternal Treehouse: Fun Roadside Stop for Kids in Avenue of the Giants

Right on the outskirts of the town of Redcrest right near Scotia, sits a fun little roadside attraction called the Eternal Tree House. This stop boasts everything from a gift shop to a restaurant, but it is only open certain times of the year. When I went the other pieces were closed but I was […]

Chandelier Drive-Thru Tree in Leggett

Right at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 101 in the town of Leggett sits one of the three drive thru trees in Northern California. Even the road that this tree resides on is called Drive Thru Tree Road. I drove through all three of the trees on my roadtrip and you can read […]

Glass Beach in Fort Bragg: How to See this Unique Beach

Glass Beach is a popular attraction in Fort Bragg, California where the beach is covered in small pieces of smoothed glass. The glass comes from the fact that this area was a dump site for trash in the early to mid-1900’s and over the years the ocean smoothed and broke down the glass to what it […]

Trees of Mystery: Giant Paul Bunyan, Crazy Trees and a Gondola Ride

File this under one of the best road trip spots I have ever seen. From the minute it comes into view, the 60 foot Paul Bunyan statue and his 30 foot ox sidekick beckon the weary traveler to come sit at their feet and hear their tales. I have seen these statues before and I was […]

Pygmy Forest of Mini Trees in Van Damme State Park

Have you ever wanted to see a forest of 100-year-old trees less than a few feet tall? If you haven’t then you must check out the Pygmy Forest in Van Damme State Park. This coastal gem is a 1/4 mile, wheelchair accessible platform that winds its way through the mini forest and gets you up […]

Shine Drive-Thru Tree in the Avenue of the Giants

While driving the Avenue of the Giants I saw a sign for a drive though tree and immediately pulled over. I had never done this before so it seemed like a fun picture to have. Side note, at the end of this trip I had driven through three trees though and it was still fun. […]