The Last Bookstore: Keeping the Art of Book Shopping Alive in Los Angeles

With the advent of the internet and stores like Amazon, it has been a hard time for traditional bookstores and many big brands have fallen along the wayside. There are however some book stores that create really great experiences and have been able to not only survive, but to thrive. Examples of this are places […]

Hollywood Forever Cemetery: Spots to See at the Resting Place of the Stars

Located right off Hollywood Blvd, two minutes from the 101 freeway, this cemetery is a favorite resting place for the rich and famous and a treasured park for everyone else. During the summer you can watch movies in its grass areas, and during the winter you can stroll the gardens for an escape from the […]

Los Pinos Summit and the Story of the Sexy Bikini Panda

By now, if you read my blog, you know that I love hiking and exploring, but I am not someone who is motivated by taking down peaks as much as I am motivated by finding something unique to experience on my hike. So this post is about the hike to Los Pinos and Second Summit […]

Will Richards Studio: Fun Art House in Avalon, Catalina

As you know I love strange places much more than the normal tourist traps. Places like East Jesus, Salvation Mountain and others like this are much more fun to photograph for me. So when I turned a corner in Avalon and found Will Richards Studio I knew I was in for a treat. Details Free […]

Last Stage West: BBQ Ribs and Music in Atascadero

Places like Last Stage West are the reason I started this blog. Amie and I were looking for some place to eat on the way back from Paso Robles to Morro Bay. We were on Highway 41 at around dinner time just driving and suddenly we turn around a bend and there is a massive […]

Pacific Coast Highway: Where to Stop on Your Road Trip

I have driven the entirety of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) through California twice and many sections multiple times. One of the questions I am most often asked is “What is the best place to stop along Pacific Coast Highway?” This question led to the creation of this post, in which you can learn about some of my […]

Statues of Highway 395: Social Commentary & Art in the Desert

While I was driving up the 395, just North of Grant, I saw something glimmer out of the corner of my eye. As I got closer, I realized it was a collection of statues in the middle of the desert. I didn’t have a chance to pull off on the way up, but I noted […]

Solvang: A Danish Village at Christmas

I love seeing the way California celebrates Christmas, even with most places having warm weather and little snow. I also like visiting the small town of Solvang and experiencing its beautiful Danish charm on trips up Highway 101. I was surprised to notice on a recent trip, that Solvang also has a lot of decoration […]

Salton Sea: Attractions, Art, Mud Volcanoes and Dead Fish

The Salton Sea is one of those really unique parts of California history that has changed a lot in the last century. Formerly a destination location for Hollywood’s elite to play at, now this park is a much more desolate and somewhat smelly place that gets a lot fewer visitors. In that, however, there is […]

Bombey Beach Ruins Along the Salton Sea

The Bombay Beach Ruins are one of those places I absolutely love, but I am not sure if others will or not. It is a total gem for photographers looking to capture a stunning example of urban decay in an area that has a background of a beautiful lake admits the rubble. You will probably […]